Kent State University Students

If you are interested in studying at the NYC Studio, please contact your advisor.


Design and merchandising majors should complete required 20000 level FDM courses prior to attending the NYC Studio Program. Participants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the commitment contract and program fee deadlines.

Application Procedures

1. Pre-Approval Application Form:

Please meet with your academic advisor to confirm your eligibility and complete a Pre-Approval Application.

2. Commitment Contract

After your Pre-Approval Application has been reviewed and confirmed, you will receive additional information on next steps including instructions for completing the required Commitment Contract. The Commitment Contract is a formal agreement confirming your participation in the New York Studio study away program. 

3. Program Fee:

After we receive your Commitment Contract you will receive instructions for paying the Program Fee, which must be paid online with a credit card.

The Commitment Contract and Program Fee must be submitted by the appropriate deadlines.  Students who submit the Pre-Approval Application form and are accepted into the program, but fail to submit the Commitment Contract and Program Fee by the appropriate deadline, will be dropped from the program