How to Apply
To be considered for admission to the program, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0. (International applicants are expected to have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent.) An undergraduate major in studio art, including several courses in art history, is preferred but not required.
Students who hold a master’s degree in studio art may apply to the M.A. Program in Studio Art only if the area of specialization is significantly different from the area of their first master’s degree (e.g., painting vs. sculpture).
Applicants interested in a new medium must provide visual documentation, in slide form, of work in both the earlier medium and that which they would now like to study. A statement explaining what the student hopes to accomplish by pursuing a second master’s degree in studio art must accompany the application. Faculty will review applications based on the quality of work in the new area and not on the work done in the previous one.
The application deadline is April 1. All materials must be received by this date.
All applications must be submitted to the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development Office of Graduate Admissions. Follow the instructions outlined by Office of Graduate Admissions for completing your online application.
The following is a list of all items that must accompany the completed application form.
- Transcripts:Must be obtained from all undergraduate and graduate institutions, if applicable.
- Three Letters of Recommendation: Should be obtained from academic and professional sources related to your background in art and/or education and teaching.
- Current résumé
- Statement of Purpose (500-words): In this Artist Statement, please describe your current work and the influences in any disciplines that have been important in shaping your practice.
- Portfolio:Your Portfolio will be uploaded as part of the online application process. You will be instructed to submit 20 digital images of recent work in JPEG FORMAT ONLY, sized no larger than 1280 x 1024 pixels (maximum 4MB). Each image must be numbered, titled (if applicable) and include your name. Please do NOT submit PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.
Videos for time-based work can be submitted in place of digital images (maximum 60MB). Videos can be a compilation of various works but the total running time cannot exceed five minutes per video. Genres appropriate to video documentation include video art, performance, and kinetic art, NOT documentation of sculptures or exhibitions. For portfolios combining digital images and videos the total number submitted should not exceed 20.
Please include an inventory of images (PDF format) with your name in the top right hand corner with a list of images numbered in the order of viewing, include title, if any, medium, dimensions, and date. Also include an artist statement and resume in PDF format as part of the Portfolio upload.
- Personal Interview: A personal interview by invitation only is required; for those who are unable to travel to New York, an interview via Skype is required. You will be notified by phone or email to schedule an interview with the program faculty.
- English Proficiency: All applicants whose native language is not English and did not receive the equivalent of a 4 year U.S. undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction are required to take one of the following English proficiency exams and submit the scores: TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic. See more information on English proficiency testing. Applicants holding or completing only a graduate degree from an English speaking institution are still required to submit a English proficiency score unless the graduate program was four or more years in duration.
For general information pertaining to admission and financial aid please visit Steinhardt Graduate Admissions.
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Prof. David Darts
Office of Academic Initiatives and Global Programs, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, New York University, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor, New York, NY 10003; (t) 1-212-992-9380; (f) 1-212-995-4923; firstname.lastname@example.org