New York University

Located in the Heart of Downtown New York, NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Art Professions is shaped by the intensity and innovation of the international art world. A home for artists, who are celebrated for their dedication, creativity, and skill in exploring unconventional ideas, New York City has long been a place where art truly matters.

The city’s galleries, museums, schools, studios and performance spaces, from Chelsea to Brooklyn and the Lower East Side, are an integral part of our department, as are the university’s vast intellectual and academic resources. New York University is one of the nation’s leading research universities, with 48,000 students enrolled in 14 colleges, schools, and divisions. NYU is ideally situated to bring together the world’s most accomplished artists, performers, and musicians, with computer programmers, scientists, theorists, and philosophers to explore the frontiers of creative practice.

New York

United States

34 Stuyvesant Street
Phone: 212.998.5700
Fax: 212.995.4320

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Our Aims

The department’s interdisciplinary approach to art, with its commitment to individual insight and experimentation as well as collaboration and community practice, underscores the central role of contemporary art in translating social and historical change into human experience. We seek to empower students and artists to find a visual language through which they can respond to current culture on their own terms.  

Sample Student Art Work (12)

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Location and Getting there

34 Stuyvesant Street
(At 9th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues in the East Village)
Subways: 6 to Astor or N/W to 8th Street.

Department and information about the department

Graduate and undergraduate courses focus on both theory and practice through a range of approaches and the faculty are some of the most highly respected figures in the contemporary art world. We offer a BFA Program in Studio Art, an MFA Program in Studio Art, and MA Programs in Art Education, Visual Arts Administration, Art Therapy, Visual Culture: Theory and Costume Studies, Art in Media, and Art and Public Policy, a Doctoral Program in Visual Culture and Art Education.

The department is expanding its Global Arts Studio curriculum in Africa, China, and Europe in collaboration with Global Education. Cross-School initiatives at NYU include collaborations with Steinhardt’s Culture and Communication Department, Stern School of Business, and Tisch School of the Arts. We also offer courses in partnership with major cultural institutions in the city, including the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center for Photography, and the Urban Glass Workshop in Brooklyn.

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Academic Staff and Description

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions brings exceptional students together with internationally renowned artists, critics, educators, and art professionals in a shared exploration of the issues, forms, and ideas, which continually redefine contemporary art.

Full-time Studio Faculty:

Full-time Professions Faculty:

Part-time Faculty:  

News and Events

Upcoming events, exhibitions, and visiting artist talks can be found here:  

Information For  Undergraduates

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is designed for undergraduate students who want to combine intensive and innovative studio art practice with an outstanding education in the liberal arts. A thorough grounding in art history and critical theory helps students explore issues in their own work and that of others. Studio courses in a wide variety of disciplines mix the rich visual traditions of the past with emerging forms and ideas. Interdisciplinary classes, which integrate modern and postmodern approaches with experimental artistic practices, encourage students to envision fresh new ways of making art.

The NYU program allows students to participate directly in the evolution of contemporary culture, viewing exciting exhibitions, important lectures and live performances as they happen. Because the program offers the vast academic resources of a major research university as well as a studio faculty of accomplished professional artists, students are prepared for meaningful careers in the arts, while being exposed to a rich cultural environment that far exceeds the scope of more narrowly defined art programs.

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Information For  Postgraduates

The department offers an MFA Program in Studio Art, and MA Programs in Art Education, Visual Arts Administration, Art Therapy, Visual Culture: Theory and Costume Studies, Art in Media, and Art and Public Policy, a Doctoral Program in Visual Culture and Art Education.

For information on each of these programs, visit the Graduate Program section of the department’s website:

Information For  International Students

NYU Office for International Students and Scholars:  


Student Facilities

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions visual arts building in the East Village is a 6-story complex of studios, classrooms, and exhibition spaces, with facilities in painting, drawing, sculpture, craft media, printmaking, photography, video, and digital art.

Details on the department's exhibition spaces:

Student Support

NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs:  

Student Life

NYU Steinhardt Office of Student Affairs:  


On Campus Housing, for both undergraduate and graduate students, is administered through the Department of Housing.

NYU Department of Housing:

The Off Campus Housing Office provides assistance to NYU students who are not eligible for or not interested in student housing. Students may access the Off Campus housing database that contains listings for private (non-NYU affiliated) apartments and can be customized by preferred locations, property types, sizes and cost ranges. The service also provides roommate listings.
NYU Off Campus Housing Office:

How To Apply

Graduate Program Applications & instructions can be downloaded from:

How to apply to the BFA program:  

Visit us (open days)

Student exhibitions are on view during the regular Building Hours:

Monday - Thursday... 8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday & Saturday..... 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday..........................Noon -10:00 PM

Public events and exhibition openings:

80WSE Gallery:

Information Sessions for BFA Applicants:

While it is not mandatory, prospective BFA applicants may want to visit the art department to learn more about our BFA program in Studio Art. The BFA Student Advisement Coordinator holds an informal information session and offers a tour of the facilities on most Fridays throughout the semester. Applicants may also bring examples of work for an informal review at that time. To make an appointment for one of these information sessions, please call department’s main number at 212.998.5700.

For all of the Graduate Programs, please refer to the program’s page on the department’s website for appropriate contact information on who to speak with, meet with and/or email.

Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

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