“My internship with Arthur Aviles at the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance was a huge influence on why I went back to school to study arts management. It helped me see what’s needed to build a nonprofit from nothing and develop programming that champions social justice, and it made me an even stronger advocate for arts education.”

-Yasmeen Hadaway
Trinity/La MaMa alumna ‘08


Trinity/La MaMa takes place in the fall of every academic year. Due to its collaborative and ensemble focus, Trinity/La MaMa has a limited enrollment of between 10 to 15 students, drawn from America’s finest colleges. The inclusion of students from both Trinity and other colleges has been an essential part of the program since it began in 1986. Diversity, new friendships and cross-campus exchanges are an integral part of the immersion in New York City’s arts scene that the semester offers.
Over the years, Trinity/La MaMa has enrolled visiting students from such colleges and universities as Amherst, Brown, Carnegie-Mellon, Connecticut College, Dartmouth, Emerson, Kenyon, Oberlin, Smith and Wesleyan among other schools.

Program Applications

The program is open to students with a 2.8 cummulative GPA and who are in good academic and social standing at their institution and who will be juniors or seniors in the their fall semester at La MaMa.  Applications are online and will be accepted on a rolling basis .  Due to limited enrollment, early applications are suggested.