Exclusively for YAP 2018!

Start spreading the news! YAP’s new destination for 2018 is NYC! Staying just a few blocks away from Times Square, students will truly be immersed in the lights, cameras, and action of the city that never sleeps! Upon enrollment, students attending YAP NYC will choose between either the Architecture or Photography classes.


Students enrolled in this class will survey the “major” aspects of the field by gaining specific knowledge in three of the degree offerings featured in the College of Architecture, including Architecture, Landscape Architecture & Urban Planning, and Construction Science. Through this week-long interdisciplinary experience, students will be introduced to the studio culture of drawing, sketching, and blueprinting to build their visionary skills in site design and construction. Gain unique insights into the hidden world of cities and their design. Learn about the process and principles that create a city including, buildings, streets, open spaces, history, and planning. Take a stroll through Central Park and see how urban planning principles have been applied to the urban jungle. Cement your knowledge in the foundations of construction science by touring diverse and distinct architectural structures. “Bridge” your knowledge of cantilevers and other support structures through traversing up, down, and around national monuments, landmarks, and iconic Architectural marvels, including the Brooklyn Bridge, the Flatiron Building, and St Patrick’s Cathedral. The immersive nature of the course will encourage individual thought while fostering initiative within a team dynamic. At the conclusion of the week, students will come away from the program with an understanding of basic design principles used by architects in all facets of city planning, design, and construction along with an appreciation of the sights and structures from this major metropolitan city.


“Focus”ing on the “development” of professional photography skills, students enrolled in this class will have the unique opportunity to contextualize their portfolios with impeccable shots from New York City! Students in this class will learn about essential photography elements including camera settings, light and exposure, composition, and digital enhancement with custom and personalized instruction for photographers of any skill level. Working 1-on-1 with a team of professionals, students will apply their newfound skills via customized photoshoots in the city. Practice nighttime photography under the neon lights of Times Square. Work on your still motion techniques in the hustle and bustle of Chinatown. Zoom-in for a close up of Lady Liberty and expand your photography horizons with wide-angle shots of the NYC skyline from the top of the Rockefeller Center! Capture the lush green landscape of Central Park along with the candid shots of the sprawling urban jungle that is the NYC subway system. And of course, no trip to Broadway would be complete without customized headshots! By the end of this week, students will have truly “captured” the essence of photography in NYC and gained a greater appreciation of the people and places from this major metropolitan city

In addition to the “classroom” instruction described above, all students enrolled in YAP NYC will be immersed in the life of the city with trips to a Broadway musical (choosing between Aladdin or Spongebob Squarepants), an Off-Broadway production of Blue Man Group, interactive tours of the city, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and many more activities inherent to the culture of the city! Grab a slice of NYC culture and take a bite out of the Big Apple this summer with YAP!