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Alumni in Action

Art + Education

With a special focus on contemporary art and its social context, the Art + Education program positions the artist-teacher as cultural producer, intellectual, and activist able to work in schools, museums, community-based programs, alternative educational sites, and in the public realm. Our alumni go on to teach and work in a variety of settings, such as public, private, charter, and international schools, museum education, and non-profit and community-based organizations. Additionally, alumni have gone on to create their own non profit organizations, consult on curatorial projects and positions, as well as further study in PhD programs in Art Ed or EdM. 

portrait of Rhea

MA Art, Education and Community Practice, 2018

Rhea Creado
Children's Museum of Manhattan

It wasn’t until I begun this Master's program that I realised that my thinking prior had been so “inside the box”. The program challenged me personally, it encouraged me to really push boundaries in terms of thinking about social change, and it broadened my research interests.



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MA Art+Education, 2017

Sai Varadan 
Visual Arts teacher Renaissance High School for Musical Theater and the Arts (Bronx, NY)

My time at the NYU Steinhardt Art Education program was BUSY! The program is rigorous, resourceful, and creative! You will create a massive amount of art, learn educational strategies, and cultivate lifelong friendships and colleagues within the NY Art Community and beyond.


Houle teaching

Art, Education, and Community Practice, M.A., 2016

Erika Houle 
Five Towns College in Dix Hills, NY

This program helped me make a profound shift in consciousness by introducing us to divergent ways of thinking and radical perspectives on art and pedagogy. I am now able to stand confidently as a young arts administrator on issues of creative freedom and serving a diverse student population.

"Inherent in the artistic experience is the capacity to expand our sense of the way the world is or might be." - Eric Booth

Portrait of Andrea

MA Art+Education, 2013

Andrea De Pascual
Museum Education

When I applied to the program my intention was to get to know new practices and theories in the field but in addition to that I found a learning community that forced me to explore new skills and personal and professional possibilities that I would never have imagined. It was an incredible personal and professional growth experience. Today, I continue exploring some of ideas and dreams that were born then.

Alumni Projects

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Tiffany Jones, Dear America Fellowship

The Dear America Fellowship is an internship experience for high school students designed by Artivist, City-As School Art Educator and NYU Art+Education program alumna Tiffany Lenoi Jones and artist Shaun Leonardo. The fellowship explores political art practices to inspire student Fellows as they develop and propose their own localized artivist project. Learn more about this project on our blog. 

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Nick Kozak, Citizens of Earth Project

Citizens of Earth is a social sculpture focusing on dialogue about immigration and ancestry stories in the United States. Citizens of Earth is enacted by Student Ambassadors from Manhattan Hunter Science High School who initiate conversations with the public, then invite participants to create an official passports for planet earth, complete with photo and official stamp. Citizens of Earth has been presented at The Queens Museum and Figment on Governor’s Island. Learn more about this project on our blog. 

Alumni Profile: Emily Sciblia Wittenenstein, MA 2014

Alumni Profile: Dillon Paul, MA 2008