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Fine Arts, MFA

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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Overview

The Fine Arts program of The New School centers on one-on-one studio visits, group critiques, critical theory seminars, personalized classes, and writing and research for studio practice, as well as professional practice seminars. Graduate-level academic classes across the university expose students to global contemporary discourse on art and develop their critical abilities. Students can also add a graduate-level minor to their studies. Students interact with visiting artists of varied practices and cultural orientations. Recent visitors include Javier Tellez, Tschabalala Self, Laura Ortman, Carlos Motta, Derrick Adams, Nicole Eisenman, and Alfredo Jaar. Prominent contemporary art curators guide students in preparing for their thesis exhibitions.

Future Opportunities

You graduate prepared for careers in fine art, arts administration, curatorship, museum management, art criticism, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Core: Studio Visits 
  • Graduate Core: Group Critique
  • Professional Practice
  • Critical Thinking

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee is $50. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable. There is also a $10 SlideRoom fee
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Portfolio
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25875 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    51750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25875 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Per credit: 1,810 USD

Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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