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Art + Education

The Art + Education program offers distinct degrees for artist-educators who are cultural workers, researchers, public intellectuals, and activists who envision a radical space where contemporary art and social justice education meet. Our degrees include hands-on experiences in schools, community settings, and the public realm.

Student Experiences

Initial Certification 
and NYU BFA /MA Dual Degree

The NYU Art + Education program is an intimate, interdisciplinary community that includes students from a variety of artistic, academic and professional backgrounds. Student experience is unique to each degree program, including important connections between theory and practice through fieldwork and practical experience in schools, participation special events, and completion of the final project.

Community Practice

In the Community Practice program, student experience includes important connections between theory and practice through partnerships with community organizations, participation in special projects and events, and the final capstone project. The program strongly encourages collaborative and collective work to build the capacity for community engagement and social change.

Teaching Art Fieldwork

As a graduate student in the Initial Certification Teachers of Art, All Grades program (30 credits) you will participate in two types of fieldwork: serving as a learning partner and a student teacher. Students serve as Learning Partners in elementary and secondary schools before they complete their corresponding Student Teaching placements.

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Art, Education, and Community Practice Study Abroad Opportunities

NYU Steinhardt values the engagement with diversity and multiculturalism both here in New York City and abroad, philosophically as well as geographically. A variety of global opportunities are available to graduate students in the Art, Education, and Community Practice program.

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Initial Certification Blog

The MA programs in Art+Education at NYU engage a radical approach to visual art education and artistic practice with a special focus on contemporary art and artists.

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Community Practice Blog

The MA in Art Education and Community Practice blog documents examples of student work in the program and collaborative projects created in collaboration with faculty and community partners.

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