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Art + Education

The Art + Education program envisions a radical space where contemporary art and social justice education meet. We believe that artist-educators are cultural workers, researchers, public intellectuals, and activists who help us see ourselves and the world in new ways. Our degrees include hands-on experiences in schools, community settings, and the public realm.

Master of Arts
Art, Education, and Community Practice

Join a community of artists, educators, activists, and community organizers working together to create critical art interventions that inspire dialogue and catalyze social change.

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Master of Arts
Teaching Art
Grades K–12, Initial Certification

With a focus on contemporary art, social justice education, and critical multiculturalism, the MA in Teaching Art, K–12, Initial Certification envisions the artist-educator as cultural worker, intellectual, and activist.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts / Master of Arts
Studio Art / Teaching Art
Dual Degree

This dual degree allows undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a masters degree and teaching certification while they focus on their art practice.

Degree Details
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Info Sessions

Art + Education Recorded Information Session

View a recorded information session, where our advisors review the program curriculum, discuss the student experience, review application requirements, and end with a Q&A session!

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News & Events

NYU Art + Ed and Astor Fellows in Germany

With a focus on race, identity, and historical memory, Art + Education faculty Dipti Desai and Jessica Hamlin led a trip for 11 New York City public school teachers to Berlin and Kassel, Germany this summer.

NYU Steinhardt Alumna Susan Rowe Harrison (Art + Education, 2023) Presents a Solo Show at YYZ Artist Outlet

Her show “Weather Report” opened September 17th, 2022, in Toronto, Ontario, and runs through December 17th, 2022.

Kimmel Windows Exhibition – Passport to the Past, 2022

Passport to the Past, a public exhibition, was on view from January to March 2022 at New York University Kimmel Windows Gallery on the corner of Washington Square East and West 4th Street.

Art + Education Alumna Susan Unterberg Presents Political Thinking: Digital Images and Books

Susan Unterberg is a New York-based photographer. Her work has encompassed video installation, book form, and large and small format color prints.

Art + Education Alumna Kim King Earns Connecticut's Highest Teaching Recognition

NYU Steinhardt Art + Education alumna Kim King was named Connecticut's 2022 Teacher of the Year. Ms. King is an alumna of Steinhardt's Art + Education program ('99).

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Make change around the world. Start your journey and apply for admission now.

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