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The Department of Art and Art Professions offers studio programs for MFA, BFA and Minor degrees that integrate technical skills with theoretical understanding within the context of a world-class university setting. Studio Art studies are interdisciplinary, with facilities in painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, computer art and design, video, ceramics, metalsmithing, and installation. 

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Studio Art

The BFA Program is designed to offer you intensive and innovative studio art practice, combined with an outstanding education in the liberal arts.

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Master of Fine Arts
Studio Art

The MFA program is dedicated to assisting you in the development of your artistic practice through an approach that is intensely introspective while collectively open to the challenges and issues of the larger world.

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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.

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Studio Art

Undergraduate students at NYU have the opportunity to minor in Studio Art, which allows you the opportunity to explore three core areas of contemporary studio practice.

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Digital Art and Design

Learn to conceive and create digitally based art and design work with a blend of technological skill and theoretical and historical perspectives in this undergraduate minor.

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Noel W. Anderson

Clinical Assistant Professor of Printmaking

Jesse Bransford

Clinical Associate Professor of Visual Arts

Nancy Barton

Clinical Associate Professor of Art and Art Education

Jonathan Berger

Clinical Associate Professor of Studio Art

Ross Bleckner

Clinical Professor of Studio Art

Maureen Gallace

Clinical Associate Professor of Art

Shadi Harouni

Clinical Assistant Professor of Studio Art and Director of Undergraduate Studies

Lyle Ashton Harris

Professor of Art and Art Education

Natalie Jeremijenko

Associate Professor of Art and Art Education

Marlene McCarty

Clinical Professor of Visual Arts

Kevin McCoy

Associate Professor of Art and Art Education

Gerald Pryor

Associate Professor of Art and Art Education; Artist in Residence: Photo Head

Linda Sormin

Associate Professor of Studio Art

BFA Facilities

Barney Building facilities include studio classrooms and workshops for sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing, and sewing. In addition, the building has photography labs, a fabrication lab, digital labs, and printing studios.

Exhibition Spaces at Barney: 
The Commons 
is an exhibition and performance space with beautiful two-story clerestory windows. Rosenberg Gallery is our white-box space for installations. Student exhibitions change every 2–3 weeks.

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MFA Facilities

MFAs have private studios and access to facilities for sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing, sewing, photography, fabrication, and digital printing.

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Exhibitions and Events

Throughout the year there are events and exhibitions open to the public that highlight the work of students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

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Information Sessions

Every year there are a number of Information Sessions on site and online for prospective students. These sessions will give insights into its requirements and what to expect from the program.

Please contact us if you are interested in learning about upcoming dates.