Sculpture, Master | New York Academy of Art | New York City, United States
24 months
42896 USD/year
42896 USD/year
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Sculpture at New York Academy of Art provides students with a functional-working understanding of the conceptual and formal means of expression through study of traditional modeling of the human figure by hand.


At Sculpture at New York Academy of Art direct observation of the body, supported by the study of anatomical structure, provides a platform for exploring the challenges of creating three-dimensional form and encourages the development of each student’s singular vision.

Learning outcomes

The Sculpture curriculum from New York Academy of Art  offers offer a solid background in the processes, principles and hands on skills necessary to develop works of art that bridge tradition and find placement in a contemporary context. The core sequence begins with an emphasis on skill development in perceptual modeling while providing opportunity for and critical response to self-directed projects. In the second semester, students master life-scale figure modeling, contextualizing sculpture and integrating formal strategies into compositions with a study of historical precedence. Emphasis on discussion and critique with prominent figurative sculptors creates a dialogue on expression, metaphor and the role of figuration.

Sculpture Concentration Core Outcomes

  • skill in perceptual modeling
  • 3D application of anatomical structure
  • ability to address problems in life-scale
  • ability to integrate multiple elements into compositions
  • knowledge of historical and contemporary sculpture approaches

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sculpture I: Perceptual Modeling I Intensive
  • Artistic Anatomy: Ecorche Intensive A
  • Figure Drawing I Intensive
  • Art & Culture I: 1860-1960 The Birth of Modernism and Its Aftermath
  • History and Theory of Sculpture Composition and Technique

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
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