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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 Arts 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.

Academic Year 2022–23 Events

Artist talks and other public events will be planned as NYU Health & Safety Covid protocols allow. Please stay tuned. Details will be shared here and through The Barney Arts Digest.

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The Department of Art and Art Professions: BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2023

As the capstone project for our four-year BFA program, the thesis exhibitions constitute a significant marker for each participating student’s evolving practice and process over the years.

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“The Story of NFTs” Explores the Democratizing Power of NFTs

Co-authors Amy Whitaker, associate professor of visual arts administration, and Nora Burnett Abrams unveiled their new book at an event at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.

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For New 80WSE Director, "New and Newness" Are Not Enough

From the Black roots of techno music to a modern take on allegory, NYU's art gallery is taking a socially-conscious and historic approach that aims to tackle "big questions" about society.

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Studio Art Professor Linda Sormin Shares New and Upcoming Work

With a focus on clay, the work of Studio Art Associate Professor Linda Sormin explores fragility, upheaval, migration, survival, and change through sculpture and site-responsive installations.

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