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.
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.
For the Professional Certification degree, students are not required to complete school based fieldwork experience but have the opportunity to take classes from a range of electives across the university and thus can create their own unique curriculum plan which might include partnerships with community organizations, participation in special projects and events, as well as the final project.
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.