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Art and Preservation Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies

Diploma Description

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The Certificate in Historic Preservation Studies is for professionals interested in learning the fundamentals of historic preservation regulation and practice in New York City but do not feel it necessary to enroll in a degree-granting program. Whether you have a general interest in the subject matter or are considering a career shift, this carefully designed sequence of four required courses will give you a solid foundation in preservation policy and practice and will introduce you to the full range of tools currently applied in New York City. The program is appropriate for architects, real estate professionals, urban designers, interior designers, community organizers, and art historians, as well as others who have a limited background in preservation studies.

Must be completed within

3 years

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT GIVE YOU THE SKILLS AND TRAINING YOU NEED TO START YOUR NEW CAREER

Program Curriculum

COURSES THAT PROVIDE FOUNDATIONAL INFORMATION IN THE FIELD WITH OPTIONS TO SPECIALIZE IN AN AREA RELEVANT TO YOUR NEEDS

REQUIRED COURSES

All Courses Required

Understanding Traditional Architecture

Learn to identify architectural styles, to put a rough date on any building you see in New York, and to name the parts and details of buildings.

Preservation Planning and Practice

Receive a comprehensive introduction to preservation planning in New York City.

Behind the Scenes in New York: Preserving a City of Historic Neighborhoods

Gain a community-based view of how neighborhoods use the New York City Landmarks Law to determine the future of their communities.

2020 Fall
1 section

Changing Standards in Historic Preservation

This course examines what we seek to preserve and why, including the ever-changing standards in historic preservation.

2020 Fall
1 section

Complete 0

General Admission Requirements

For those who have completed some college Completion of 32 credits with at least 2 years work experience OR 60 credits with no work experience required