NYUs Department of Art serves as a vibrant site for artistic experimentation & intellectual exchange. Academic programs in studio art are interdisciplinary, and combine cultural theory with in painting, sculpture, photography, computer art & design, video, ceramics, metal smithing, & installation.
Located in New York's East Village, The Department of Art and Art Professions draws upon a faculty of acclaimed artists, scholars, and critics. It offers programs and courses that integrate technical skills with theoretical understanding within the context of a world-class university setting. BFA and MFA programs in studio art are interdisciplinary, and combine cultural theory with facilities in painting, sculpture, photography, computer art and design, video, ceramics, metalsmithing, and installation. The departments MA programs include Art+ Education, Visual Arts Administration, Costume Studies, and Art Therapy. The Department of Art and Art Professions is a work in progress, responding to the shifts in contemporary art as it translates social change into new forms of understanding: Global Education currently features Steinhardt Global Art initiatives in Africa, China, and Europe, with new sites in development. Cross-School initiatives include collaborations with Steinhardts Department of Media Culture and Communication, Stern School of Business, and Tisch School of the Arts. Offsite collaborations include PERFORMA, the international Biennial of Performance Art, the International Center for Photography, and the Urban Glass Workshop in Brooklyn. Community based initiatives in studio art, art education, and art therapy are complimented by an extended network of internships and field placements with outstanding artists, museums, galleries, publishers, filmmakers, schools, and hospitals.