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The NYU Steinhardt MFA Program in Studio Art offers students the opportunity to study with accomplished artists and scholars in an interdisciplinary setting. The program is non-restrictive to encourage students to work with whatever formal means are best suited to their ideas. A generous scholarship covering 50% of tuition and fees is available for all admitted applicants.


Our six-story building in New York City’s East Village houses the Department of Art and Art Profession‘s studios, shops, and labs, as well as classrooms, exhibition spaces, and faculty offices. Facilities include private MFA studios and workshops for sculpture, printmaking, painting, drawing, ceramics, metalsmithing, and sewing, in addition to photography labs, computer, fabrication, and digital printing studios.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions, First-Year Exhibitions, and MFA Project Installations are held in 80WSE, the Department’s 3,500-square-foot gallery on Washington Square Park.

How to Apply to the MFA

View our MFA application guide to learn more, or join our email list to get info about financial aid, application deadlines, and program updates. You can also contact Mary Ann Santos with application and scholarship questions at

Upcoming Events for Prospective Students

MFA Open Studios
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY
Free and open to the public

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