Department of Art and Art Professions at NYU
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 + Education, Visual Arts Administration, Costume 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.
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.
Our MA in Art Therapy integrates psychotherapy and visual arts practice that engages the creative power of art for clinical assessment and treatment.
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!
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.
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.
Nathaniel Mary Quinn (MFA) is the subject of the article entitled "The Deadpan World of Nathaniel Mary Quinn" in the Wall Street Journal.
Jasmin Tsou (BFA) is the subject of an article entitled, "Embrace Your ‘Naive Confidence’ and 4 Other Tips for Young Art Dealers From Jasmin Tsou, Maverick Owner of New York’s JTT Gallery" on Artnet.
‘Important and Timely’ or ‘the Ugliest Painting Ever Made’? How the Art World Is Parsing Nate Lowman’s New Show at David Zwirner London. The show marks the artist's debut at the mega-gallery.