St John’s College: Art and Design Study Trip to New York, USA

Mark Gardner

Art and Design Technology Study Trip to New York

Study Trip Overview

Any trip to ‘The Big Apple’ needs little introduction but in October 2018, we had our first MSG Tours Study trip head to New York for a whistle-stop Art and Design extravaganza. To broaden knowledge and for curriculum connection, there’s arguably nowhere better on the planet.

Cardiff’s St. John’s College had Fine Art, Modern Art, Photography, History of Art and Graphic Design at their finger-tips and almost everywhere they looked and turned. On the first day of their tour, they had time to explore Times Square, followed by dinner at Planet Hollywood and an early night.

Day 2 saw the beginning of the art wonders of the city, with a trip to the Guggenheim museum, followed by lunch and picture opportunities at Central Park. The afternoon was spent admiring the art work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the group then enjoyed dinner at The Hardrock Café in Broadway. The following day, the group visited the 9/11 Memorial Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and visited the ‘Top of the Rock’ for more photos and sketching opportunities.

The final day gave the group the opportunity to see Staten Island on a ferry tour, before heading back to the airport for their return flight home.

As fabulous as these places are, they represent only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the art museums New York has to offer at the artistic licence you have at your instant disposal. Above all, the chance to engage with this subject area in a truly brilliant setting promised to be an experience students will never forget.

Study Trip Highlights

Here is a selection of activities that can be done on an Art and Design study trip to New York:

Our top picks ✅

  • The Guggenheim Museum✅
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Madame Tussauds
  • The Museum of Modern Art
  • Visit the Top of the Rock
  • Tour of Staten Island
  • Visit the Empire State Building✅
  • Broadway show
  • International Centre of Photography
  • Visit the Acquavella Galleries
  • Statue of Liberty boat tour
  • Sketching in central park.✅


Study Trip Outcomes 

  • Fine Art Drawing ✅
  • Graphic communications ✅
  • Textile Design ✅
  • Three-Dimensional Design ✅
  • Photography ✅

Booking an Art and Design Trip to New York

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