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Art and Art Professions

Located in New York's East Village, the Department of Art and Art Professions serves as a vibrant site for artistic experimentation and intellectual exchange. The department draws upon a faculty of acclaimed artists, scholars, and critics. We offer programs and courses that integrate technical skills with theoretical understanding within the context of a world-class university setting.

BFA and MFA programs in studio art are interdisciplinary and combine cultural theory courses with facilities in painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, computer art and design, video, ceramics, metalsmithing, and installation. The department's MA programs include Art + EducationVisual Arts AdministrationCostume Studies, and Art Therapy. New York City's galleries, museums, schools, studios, and performance spaces, from Chelsea to Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, are an integral part of NYU's campus, as are the university's vast intellectual and academic resources.

NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).


Studio Art

Our Studio Art program is at the forefront of contemporary art practice, with MFA and BFA degrees and two undergraduate minor concentrations in the field of visual arts.

Art Therapy

Our MA in Art Therapy integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice that engages the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.

Art + Education

Join our community of artists, educators, and activists in the historic Lower East Side and Greenwich Village⁠ – epicenter of social activism, radical education, and cutting-edge art in New York City!

Costume Studies

The MA in Costume Studies program focuses on fashion as an important cultural product in the context of material culture and the fine and decorative arts.

Visual Arts Administration

Learn how to be a dynamic leader in the visual arts field. Our Visual Arts Administration program was the first in the nation to focus on visual arts management careers in both traditional and alternative contexts.

High School Programs

NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions High School Programs provide high school students from New York City and around the globe with immersive experiences of the arts through workshops and classes.

News & Events

Two Steinhardt Faculty Awarded 2024 Guggenheim Fellowships

A composer and a visual artist are among the 188 individuals from 84 academic institutions who have been awarded the prestigious fellowships.

Amy Whitaker’s Story of NFTs Receives Glowing Review

The Story of NFTs: Artists, Technology, and Democracy, co-authored by NYU associate professor Amy Whitaker, received a favorable review last week in Burlington Contemporary.

Supporting the Newest New Yorkers

NYU Steinhardt faculty, students, and staff have risen to the challenge to help migrants and asylum seekers in New York City.

Back-to-School Fashion Takes Center Stage at Costume Studies Symposium

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of its master’s program, NYU Steinhardt’s Costume Studies program hosted Back to School: A Fashion Symposium.

Barney Building Hosts Fifth Occult Humanities Conference

Welcoming artists and academics from many different disciplines, the two-day event explored the occult through the lenses of various belief systems, spiritual traditions, and visual cultures.

Graduate Art Therapy Program Expands Collaboration with the Rubin Museum

Based on past success, the Graduate Art Therapy program has expanded programming at the Rubin Museum, offering free art therapy sessions for the public.


Silvia Abisaab

Undergraduate Program Administrator

Tammy Brown

Director for Planning & Communications

Howie Chen

Curator, 80WSE Gallery

Hina Haider Fancy

Academic Advisor & Undergraduate Student Services Counselor

Jon Huron

Gallery Manager / Registrar

Clare Kambhu

Graduate Professions Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Jongho Lee

Graduate Professions Advisor and Internship Coordinator

Liv Noble

Reception, Facilities, and Faculty Affairs Assistant

Maya Pollack

BFA Senior Honors & Studio Coordinator, Adjunct Instructor

Maura Puscheck

Digital Communications & Development Administrator

Paula Rondon

Digital Studio and Technology Manager

Rory Rosenberg

Facilities and Operations Manager

MaryAnn Santos

Senior Advisement and Student Affairs Administrator