Drawing, Master | New York Academy of Art | New York City, United States
24 months
42896 USD/year
42896 USD/year
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Drawing from New York Academy of Art studies all forms of visual communication. Regardless of the chosen concentration, all students at the New York Academy of Art are immersed in an intensive sequence of drawing courses that present and examine fundamental and advanced perceptual and conceptual approaches to figuration and visual storytelling.


At Drawing from New York Academy of Art through this engaged and intensive study, students explore the elements of design, composition, scale, proportion, gesture, light on form, value, tonal construction, and the practical application of anatomy and perspective through sustained investigations of the human figure from direct observation.

Learning outcomes

The Drawing Concentration at New York Academy of Art provides intensive challenges that expand upon drawing’s foundational principles through the exploration of the nature of drawing as a unique, progressive, and constantly evolving visual language that embraces both tradition and innovation. The subject of drawing is explored to expand upon the formal, narrative and conceptual potentials of the medium while encouraging students to realize their artistic vision and formulate their unique experiences and insights into compelling and articulate visual statements.

Drawing Concentration Core Outcomes

  • ability to utlilize multi-figure compositions
  • ability to draw at life-scale
  • understanding of linear and arial perspective
  • grasp of synthetic compositional and pictorial construction
  • knowledge of historical and contemporary drawing approaches
  • understanding of traditional, contemporary and experimental drawing media

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

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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Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

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


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