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New York Academy of Art



111 Franklin Street, New York, New York, United States

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The New York Academy of Art is a graduate school that combines intensive technical training in the fine arts with active critical discourse. We believe that rigorously trained artists are best able to realize their artistic vision. Academy students are taught traditional methods and techniques and encouraged to use these skills to make vital contemporary art. The Academy serves as a creative and intellectual center for all artists dedicated to highly skilled, conceptually aware figurative and representational art.

NYSED Office of Higher Education, 89 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12234, p (518) 474-2593
The New York Academy of Art is institutionally accredited by the New York State Board of Regents (Regents) and the New York State Commissioner of Education acting under their standing as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The Academy was granted an Absolute Charter on June 24, 1994, by the Board of Regents of The University of the State of New York, for and on behalf of the State Education Department, and executed under the seal of said University and recorded as Number 21,661. The purposes for which such corporation is to be formed are:

To conduct studio art education programs (painting, drawing, and sculpture) leading to the Master of Fine Arts degree, which offer college graduates intensive advanced education in the classical tradition of figurative art, and to assure that such academically trained artists will continue to be available in sufficient numbers to our schools and the society at large.

NASAD 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia, 20190, p (703) 437-0700
The New York Academy of Art is an accredited Associate member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) effective as of April 2013. NASAD is a specialized accrediting agency for schools of art and design and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

MSCHE 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, (p) 267-284-5000
The New York Academy of Art is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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The MFA is a specialized 60-credit terminal degree at the graduate level for students seeking advanced education in fine arts. Central to the curriculum is the study of figurative and representational art and the reinterpretation of traditional methods for the contemporary artist. An MFA student is expected to achieve mastery of traditional techniques and practices as well as successful engagement with current art methodologies and critical discourse. The achievement of these goals allows students to develop an authentic visual language as a means to communicate their personal vision, resulting in technically and formally sophisticated work that is engaged with the contemporary art world. The MFA at the Academy requires students to learn traditional methods and techniques in the service of creating vital contemporary art. Potential Academy students align with the Academy's mission through observational skills and a balance of conceptual awareness and technical proficiency.

Students specialize in one of three concentrations, Drawing , Painting or Sculpture.

The New York Academy of Art Certificate of Fine Art (CFA) Program is a twelve-month, 36-credit studio sequence that provides students the opportunity to develop their personal vision and specialized skills within an active and inspiring fine arts school. The CFA program is designed for those seeking intensive instruction in painting, sculpture, and drawing and interested in engaging in the critical discourse of contemporary representational art.

Founded 1982
Course languages English
Accreditation MA
Part-Time Instructors 36
Full-Time Instructors 6
Students 170
Accommodation Yes

Part time: USD 1248 / semester

Full time: USD 18718 / semester

New York Academy of Art

111 Franklin Street

New York, New York, 10013, United States

Amber Ray by Steven Assael, Senior Critic

Dust Up by Margaret Bowland, Adjunct Faculty

Sisyphus by Harvey Citron, Director of Anatomy & Sculpture

Cockaigne by Vincent Desiderio, Senior Critic

Snow White by Judy Fox, Senior Critic

Senate Camera 2 by John Jacobsmeyer, Director of Printmaking

Study for the Virtues (Sacrifice) by Wade Schuman, Director of Painting

Reclining by Edward Schmidt, Senior Critic