Art and Art Professions

About NYU Art

Located in New York's East Village, the Department of Art and Art Professions serves as a vibrant site for artistic experimentation and intellectual exchange. The Department draws upon a faculty of acclaimed artists, scholars, and critics. It offers programs and courses that integrate technical skills with theoretical understanding within the context of a world-class university setting.

BFA and MFA programs in studio art are interdisciplinary, and combine cultural theory with facilities in painting, sculpture, photography, computer art and design, video, ceramics, metalsmithing, and installation. The department’s MA programs include Art + Education, Visual Arts Administration, Costume Studies, and Art Therapy.

New York City’s galleries, museums, schools, studios, and performance spaces, from Chelsea to Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, are an integral part of NYU’s campus, as are the university’s vast intellectual and academic resources. New York University is one of the nation’s leading research universities, with 48,000 students enrolled in 18 colleges, schools, and divisions.

The Department of Art and Art Professions is a work in progress, responding to the shifts in contemporary art as it translates social change into new forms of understanding: Global Education currently features Steinhardt Global Art initiatives in Africa, China, and Europe, with new sites in development. Cross-School initiatives include collaborations with Steinhardt’s Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, Stern School of Business, and Tisch School of the Arts. Offsite collaborations include PERFORMA, the international Biennial of Performance Art, the International Center for Photography, and the Urban Glass Workshop in Brooklyn. Community based initiatives in studio art, art education, and art therapy are complimented by an extended network of internships and field placements with outstanding artists, museums, galleries, publishers, filmmakers, schools, and hospitals.

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