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Studio Art, M. F. A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #28 (BCR) New York City, NY, United States
This Studio Art degree from New York University provides you with private studios and access to facilities in painting, printmaking, ceramics, photography, digital media, and sculpture.


Our Studio Art degree from New York University is dedicated to assisting artists in developing their work through an approach that is intensely introspective while collectively open to the challenges and issues of the larger world. We ask you to consider, both critically and irreverently, your own practices and assumptions, as well as those of the contemporary art world. 

Designed to be small, the degree provides ample opportunity for individual attention and critique. We are nonrestrictive and encourage you to work with whatever media or formal means best suit your ideas.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Analyze and examine the process of artistic production through guidance and critique with faculty, visiting artists, curators and critics.

  • Develop critical thinking as it applies to the conceptual and aesthetic foundation of individual studio practice. 

  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing the link between theory and individual artistic practice with specific attention to historical and cultural contexts.

  • Synthesize critique and intellectual reflection into individual artistic production, culminating in a thesis exhibition of contemporary and critical relevance.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Studio
  • Visiting Artist, Curator, Faculty Studio Visits
  • Articulating The Visual Arts or elective by advisement
  • Contemporary Practice or elective by advisement
  • MFA Seminar: Visiting Artist Roundtable

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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General Requirements

  • Résumé/CV 
  • Statement Of Purpose 
  • Artist's Statement 
  • Letters Of Recommendation 
  • Transcripts 
  • Proficiency in English 
  • Portfolio 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    21540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10770 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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