Department of Art and Art Professions

M.F.A. Studio Art

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the program interdisciplinary, or must I apply to and work in one discipline? 

Our program is interdisciplinary and students may work in one or a variety of different media.

Can I study part-time?

No, the M.F.A. Studio Art program requires full-time attendance.

How much does the program cost?

For detailed information about tuition and fee costs please visit this page.

Are there scholarships or other funding available for M.F.A. students?  

 Yes. All students accepted to the M.F.A. Studio Art program receive a tuition scholarship.

Is there 24-hour access to the department labs and the M.F.A. studios?

M.F.A. students have 24-hour access to the department building and their studios. The Barney Building itself, however, is open from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.   Shops and labs are open during regular building hours only when there are technicians/monitors present. Times vary according to each studio area.

Are there private studios available?

Yes, all the M.F.A. studios are private.

Is it possible to have my portfolio reviewed before I apply?

It is possible to have your portfolio reviewed after one of the regularly scheduled Information Sessions during the fall semester.

When will I hear if I am accepted?

M.F.A. applicants are notified around April 1st.

Who can I contact with specific questions about the program?


Mary Ann Santos, Graduate Studio Program Advisor
mas9@nyu.edu