M.A. Studio Art: Berlin
Location: Berlin, Germany, Venice, Italy and New York City, USA
Dates: Venice: July 8 - July 12, 2013; Berlin: July 15 - August 16, 2013
The NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions provides artists, students of art, and current and prospective art teachers with an opportunity to do serious creative and high-level studio work for university credit within a rich, global artistic milieu. Students earn a Master's degree in Studio Art in three summers.
The M.A. in Studio Art: Summer Program in Berlin utilizes a contemporary atelier model of studio instruction. Coursework does not strictly follow a segmented course structure and classes are instead designed to organically intersect and flow into one another. The instructional approach takes many forms, including, workshops, lectures, seminars and critiques. Students are expected to develop and refine an individual artistic voice and are regularly provided with personal instruction from faculty and visiting artists, curators, and theorists. Contemporary art theory is fused throughout the program with ongoing lectures, seminars and visits to museums, galleries, artist studios and other cultural sites.
Large open studios provide a unique and stimulating working environment where ongoing dialogue and ideas are freely exchanged between students, faculty, and visiting artists and curators. Students work across multiple artistic disciplines and develop a body of artwork driven by individual interest. Studio work is further enriched by evening and weekend events, social activities, and ongoing immersion in European culture. The program culminates in a group exhibition held during the final week of the semester.
A required core sequence engages students and faculty in a dynamic dialogue about contemporary art issues and serves as the foundation upon which students build their studio concentration during three intensive summer sessions in Berlin. (Students have the option of studying in Berlin for two summers, and then completing the program in New York City for the third summer session.)
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.
Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion
The application deadline is April 1st. Any applications received after this date will be considered on a space available basis.
Completed application and application fee
Official college transcripts
Letters of recommendation (3)
Artist statement (300-500 words) is submitted in lieu of the personal statement requested on the application form. Please describe your interest in art and the ideas and media you wish to explore as part of an MA community. Please include information about your current work and influences in any disciplines that have been important in shaping your practice.
Portfolio of Artistic Work (20 images and/or videos of time-based work) with image inventoryFollow the instructions outlined by NYU Steinhardt's Office of Graduate Admissions for submitting application materials. More detailed information can be found at www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/graduate_admissions/how_to_apply
12 credits per summer. Offered through Art and Art Professions
Students complete the degree (36 points) in three successive summers, the first two in Berlin and the third at NYU's Washington Square campus in New York. Admission is selective and is typically limited to a cohort of 20 students.
Nondegree Program for Special Students
A limited number of special students not working toward a degree may be accepted. Interested candidates should contact the Office of Global Programs for more information, at email@example.com or (212) 992-9380.
Art Theory and Studio Art Tracks
For 2012, the art theory courses offered are:
ARTCR-GE.2801.099 Art Theory and Critical Studies I (3 points)
ARTCR-GE.2802.099 Art Theory and Critical Studies II (3 points)
ARTCR-GE.2451.099 Art and Ideas: Redefinition of Art (3 points)
For 2012, the studio art courses offered are:
ART-GE.2181.099 Projects in Painting (3 points)
ART-GE.2191.099 Advanced Projects in Painting (3 points)
ARTP-GE.2300.099 Independent Study (3 points)
ART-GE.2379.099 Projects in Photography (3 points)
ART-GE.2382.099 Projects in Video Art (3 points)
ART-GE.2393.099 Advanced Projects in Art and Media (3 points)
ART-GE.2818.099 Artist as Producer (3 points)
ART-GE.2886.099 MA Thesis Exhibition (3 points)
Advanced Certificate in Studio Art
Classroom and Studio Facilities
This program takes place at NYU's Academic Center in Berlin, taking advantage of the full range of resources at the Center, including student support and academic infrastructure.
Because each student has different preferences and budgetary concerns, students are responsible for arranging their own housing. Upon acceptance into the program, students receive a handbook that contains essential, detailed information on the practical aspects of living in Venice and Berlin, including suggestions on housing.
2013 Graduate Tuition: $1367 per point, plus registration fees. Please check the NYU Bursar's Office for more complete information.
Housing: Students are responsible for arranging their own accomodations in Venice and Berlin. Costs vary as students choose to live alone or share with other NYU Studio Art students, from 1000-2500 Euros/month.
2013 Activity fees (covering field trips, meals, final exhibition): $900
Please join NYU Steinhardt's Studio Art in Berlin Facebook group to network with current students and alumni of the program. This online community can be a useful tool for new students to connect with returning students to learn about housing options, cost of living, travel tips, and to share images and experiences.
For More Information
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
MaryAnn Santos, Senior Academic Advisor, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003-7599; (t) 212.998.5700; email@example.com
David Darts, Department Chair, Department of Art and Art Professions, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University, 34 Stuyvesant Street, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10003-7599; (t) 212.998.5700; firstname.lastname@example.org