How To Apply

How To Apply


Step 1: Apply To NYU
Follow the instructions on how to apply to NYU outlines by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 
 
Step 2: Submit Your Portfolio
Follow the Portfolio Guidelines instructions detailed below.
Application Deadlines

EARLY DECISION I:
University Application for Fall 2019: November 1, 2018
Portfolio for Fall 2019: November 1, 2018

REGULAR DECISION AND EARLY DECISION II:
University Application for Fall 2019: Janaury 1, 2019
Portfolio for Fall 2019: January 1, 2019

TRANSFER APPLICATIONS:

For Spring 2019:

University Application: November 1, 2018
Portfolio: November 1, 2018

For Fall 2019:
University Application: April 1, 2019
Portfolio: April 1, 2019

Your portfolio may arrive any time before the deadline, but will not be reviewed until your application for admission is complete. Portfolios received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

Note for Transfer Applicants:

Refer to the Transfer-specific application instructions page, where you will find answers to common questions about applying as a transfer student and step-by-step application instructions. 

Portfolio Guidelines

Your portfolio should be a selection recent artworks that represent your artistic interests and demonstrate your technical skills and ability. Work submitted can be in any style or medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, digital art, installation, sound, etc.). Work should demonstrate the exploration of ideas and creative approaches to subject matter and materials.

Online Porfolio Submission Instructions:

  • All components of your portfolio must be submitted through nyusteinhardt.slideroom.com.
  • An account or log in to your existing account on slideroom.com. Setting up an account is free.
  • All applicants must pay a $10.00 submission fee.
  • All portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline.

Portfolio Submission Details:

Your portfolio must include:

  1. 12-15 images of recent artworks done in any medium. Each image must contain the work’s title, year completed, medium and size (ex. Self Portrait, 2018, Oil on Canvas, 11”x14”). You have the option to include videos in your portfolio. Videos can be a compilation of various works, but the total runtime cannot exceed five minutes.

  2. A one-page “Statement of Purpose” describing:
  • Your reasons for applying to an interdisciplinary studio art program.
  • Your personal and/or academic background in art.
  • The influences, experiences, common themes and interests that have impacted your art practice.

Interviews/In-person Portfolio Reviews
Due to the large number of applications, high school applicants are not given in-person interviews, but you may want to attend one of our informational events.  See more details and dates for upcoming information sessions and recruitment events.

More Information

Lonnie Woods
Undergraduate Student Services Counselor
Email:  lw1024@nyu.edu

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