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BFA Global Art Site: Berlin

The Steinhardt Studio Art Program partners with NYU-Berlin to provide an unparalleled studio experience for art majors during the Fall semester of their Junior year.

Berlin is home to the most innovative contemporary art scene in Europe, with an ever-expanding diverse art community. Art students here work in newly renovated studio spaces dedicated to digital art, painting, drawing, and exhibition.

NYU Berlin integrates the best aspects of the NYU experience, as a university “in and of the city,” while also promoting an immersion into German and European culture. NYU Berlin's courses are of the highest quality and rigour.

Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany

The NYU Berlin academic center is located right in the heart of the lively and vibrant Prenzlauer Berg district with its numerous restaurants and outdoor cafes. The Center is housed in the KulturBrauerei, a converted former brewery complex, that is home to a movie theatre, shops, cafes and even yoga and dance studios.

The program is affiliated with Humboldt University, and students have access to its facilities, including its libraries and dining halls.

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Berlin-based artists engage the students in the local art scene through studio courses, gallery openings, and visits to artists' studios. Recent part-time lecturers include Kimberly Bradley and Aleksander Komarov.

Classes are experimental and interdisciplinary in nature, featuring performances, installations, and visits from international artists and art professionals. 

Artist Studios

Most art classes are held at NYU Berlin at St. Agnes. The Studio Space is situated in a landmarked brutalist church complex built in the 1960s in Kreuzberg and is within a 15 minute walk to the student residence.

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Studio in Berlin

Other NYU study abroad locations where students can take art classes include Abu Dhabi, Florence and Shanghai. All BFA students are encouraged to study abroad for at least one semester, and may do so at any of NYU's sites abroad.