How To Apply
Follow the Portfolio Guidelines instructions detailed below.
EARLY DECISION I:
University application for Fall 2017: November 1, 2016
Portfolio for Fall 2017: November 1, 2016
REGULAR DECISION AND EARLY DECISION II:
University application for Fall 2017: Janaury 1, 2017
Portfolio for Fall 2017: January 1, 2017
For Spring 2017:
University application: November 1, 2016
Portfolio: November 1, 2016
For Fall 2017:
University application: April 1, 2017
Portfolio: April 1, 2017
Your portfolio may arrive any time before the deadline, but will not be reviewed until your application for admission is complete. Portfolios received after the deadline will not be reviewed.
note for early decision applicants:
November Early Decision applicants are strongly urged to contact the Undergraduate Student Services Counselor Lonnie Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time to discuss the readiness of their portfolio.
notes for transfer applicants:
Transfer applicants are encouraged to make an appointment to meet with the Undergraduate Student Services Counselor, Lonnie Woods at email@example.com to discuss transfer of credits to the BFA Studio Art program at NYU.
Then, refer to the Transfer-specific application instructions.
Work submitted can be in any style or medium and should show a dedication to and investment in innovation and exploration. Students should select work that best shows their personal style, technical skills, ideas and creative approaches to subject matter and materials.
Online Portfolio Submission Instructions:
- All components of your portfolio must be submitted through nyusteinhardt.slideroom.com.
- You must create or log-into slideroom.com. Setting up an account is free.
- All applicants must pay a $10.00 submission fee.
- All portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline.
Portfolio Submission Details
Your portfolio must include:
1. 15-20 images of artwork completed within the last two years, done in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, digital art, installation, sound, etc.). Each image/video must contain the work’s title, year completed, medium and size. (ex. Amy's Self Portrait, 2016, Ink and Charcoal on Canvas, 11X14)
Videos can be submitted in addition to, but not in place of, digital images. Videos can be a compilation of various works, but the total running time cannot exceed five minutes. Genres appropriate to video documentation include video art, performance, and kinetic art, NOT documentation of sculptures or exhibitions.
2. A one-page artist’s statement describing your:
a) goals as an artist;
b) artistic influences, including two contemporary artists who are nationally or internationally recognized (these artists should have created new work within the past 20 years and they should be represented in major art museums and/or art galleries which feature contemporary visual artists);
c) background and interests, including previous art training, and films, literature, or music you enjoy and how they relate to your art work;
d) what you hope to gain from studying in the Studio Art program at NYU.
The BFA Studio Art program offers informal information sessions and Tours of our facilities year-round.
Click here to register for a Tour.
Please plan to spend 30-40 minutes with us as we complete an information session, followed by a tour of the Barney Building where the art program is housed.
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 6th floor, NY, NY 10003
Public transportation is highly encouraged during your visit but metered and public garage parking are available if preferred.
If you have questions, need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please send an email to Undergraduate Student Services Counselor Lonnie Woods III at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Appointment Required. Walk-ins are not accepted.
interviews/in-person portfolio reviews
Due to the large number of applications, high school applicants are not given in-person interviews, but you may want to attend one of our informational events. See more details and dates for upcoming information sessions and recruitment events.
portfolio review day
We do not participate in National Portfolio Review Day regional events. However, we invite you to our own Portfolio Review event to discuss your work with an NYU faculty member. You will have the opportunity to meet with current students to learn more about our BFA program, tour the campus, the art department's Barney Building, and Senior Studios at 20 Cooper Square.
Friday, November 11.
Space is limited. RSVP required.
Prof. Marlene McCarty
BFA Program Director
Undergraduate Student Services Counselor