Painting, Master | New York Academy of Art | New York City, United States
24 months
42896 USD/year
42896 USD/year
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Painting from New York Academy of Art combines the study of historic and contemporary painting methodologies with emphasis on exploration of critical theory allowing students to develop an individual artistic vision. 


At Painting from New York Academy of Art the core studio sequence begins with direct, perceptually-based methods and progresses to advanced synthetic modes of pictorial construction.

The Painting Concentration at New York Academy of Art immerses students in the variety of languages in which the human form is represented in oil. Direct painting addresses opaque perceptual description; indirect painting addresses mixing of color through layering; and second-year outcomes include integrating disparate sources and multiple figures into coherent compositions. Self-directed work is regularly critiqued by renowned visiting artists and faculty in the context of a diverse contemporary discourse.

Painting Concentration Core Outcomes

  • ability to use a variety of pictorial languages and methodologies
  • understanding of direct painting application
  • understanding of indirect painting application
  • grasp of synthetic compositional and pictorial construction
  • knowledge of historical and contemporary painting approaches

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Painting I: Direct Painting Intensive
  • Artistic Anatomy I: Structural Anatomy
  • Figure Drawing I Intensive
  • Art & Culture I: 1860-1960 The Birth of Modernism and Its Aftermath
  • History & Theory of Composition

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Our admissions process is highly selective, and applicants are encouraged to apply early for inclusion in the incoming class.


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to the MFA are expected to obtain proficiency in Art History prior to entering the program. 
  • For those with less than two semesters (less than two classes) of undergraduate level art history, we require a reading and writing assignment found here. 
  • This will help prepare you for entering the MFA program.

Tuition Fee

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    42896 USD/year
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Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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