FAQs

FAQs

How many students are in the BFA program?
Current student enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year is 200.

How many credits are required to complete the BFA program?
Students must earn 128 credits to complete the BFA program:

  • 86 credits in studio art courses
  • 42 credits in liberal arts courses
  • 19 credits in unrestricted elective courses 

What is the student/faculty ratio?
Our student/faculty ratio is 15:1.

Are BFA students expected to provide their own art supplies?
Yes, students are required to purchase art supplies based on specific course requirements.

What types of career or internship support is provided to BFA students?
Our department’s Internship Coordinator assists students in finding internships with recognized artists, museums, commercial galleries, non-profit arts organizations and/or creative companies within the visual arts. Visit our department’s grants and opportunities directory to explore the many possibilities available to our students.

New York University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development hosts hundreds of career development events and job fairs each year that help students explore different industries, learn about career options and network with potential employers.

How do prospective BFA students apply for financial aid or scholarships?
All students are automatically considered for departmental and merit-based scholarships with no separate application required. Click here for more information on other financial aid options. 

Are BFA students provided with individual studio spaces?
Each BFA student is assigned an individual studio space with 24 hour access during their senior year.

Are BFA students allowed to double-major or minor in another field?
With the approval from department advisor(s), BFA students may declare a minor or second major as early as their sophomore year.

Please note that the second major must be chosen from the College of Arts and Science (CAS)

Do you offer a Studio Art minor?
The Department of Art and Art Professions offers two distinctive minors for undergraduates: the Studio Art minor and the Digital Art & Design minor.

*Studio Art majors cannot also minor in either Studio Art or Digital Art & Design. 

What are you looking for in a portfolio?
Students should select work that best shows their personal style, technical skills, ideas and creative approaches to subject matter and materials. Work submitted can be in any style or medium and should show a dedication to and investment in innovation and exploration. 

Does NYU have Studio Art programs for high school students?
Yes, our Saturday Art Workshop is an 8-week program that allows students to infuse issues of social justice into a dynamic art-making practice. 

The High School Summer Art Intensive is a 4-week program held between July and August designed to provide students interested in the broad scope of art an introduction to the experience of being an art student at a prestigious New York City institution.