Prague is a center for symphonic and ensemble music performance, opera, theatre, jazz, composition, film scoring, music business, and music technology. Adding a global perspective to your studies is a key ingredient in your education and preparation for the professional world.
From one of the finest Journalism Departments in the U.S. comes a chance to report from a crossroads of the New Europe. NYU Prague offers a wide range of courses for Journalism students who want international reporting experience while staying on-track toward their degree.
The NYU Prague program takes advantage of the historic transformations of contemporary Central Europe and the rich cultural tradition of Prague.
The curriculum includes courses on the economic and political transformations of post-Communist society taught by former dissidents. Students discover the extraordinary tradition of art and architecture in Central Europe, much of which is still preserved in Prague. Classes explore the cultural legacy of music, film, photography, literature; they teach about human rights, the history of Jews in Central Europe, the Roma (gypsy) minority; they explore the role of journalism and media today.
All courses are taught in English except for language courses.
Students are not required to enroll in a language course, but all take an intensive Czech course during orientation. Students have the option to take language courses in Czech, German, Polish, and Russian.
During orientation, all students are required to take a 0-credit foundation class taught by NYU faculty which gives them an overview of Czech history. The course includes basic Czech language instruction.
Classes frequently take students on field trips around Prague, using the city as a classroom. Trips around the Czech Republic and to neighboring countries are included in the program. Internships feature prominently in the academic curricula of NYU Prague students.
Upcoming Application Deadlines
Priority: September 15
Regular: October 15
Applications received after October 15 will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Admission will be granted only when space is available and time allows for required travel documents to be attained.