Department of Art and Art Professions

M.F.A. Studio Art

MFA Studio Art - How To Apply

admission prerequisites

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. 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.

application instructions

The application deadline for the MFA program is February 1. All materials must be received by this date.

All applications must be submitted to NYU Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Admissions. Follow the instructions outlined by the Office of Graduate Admissions for completing your online application.

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information sessions

At 3:00pm at 34 Stuyvesant Street on the following dates:

September 24
October 8 & 22
November 5 & 19
December 3 & 17

RSVP for one of these sessions by emailing Mary Ann Santos at

An Information Session will also take place before our MFA Open Studios event on Saturday, November 14 at 4:30pm.  RSVP for this special Saturday session by emailing Mary Ann Santos at

for further information:

Maureen Gallace, Director

Mary Ann Santos, Academic Advisor, Graduate Studio Art Programs