Art Schools in New York
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New York Art Schools & Colleges

Contents

Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred
The Art Students League of New York
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York
Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Ithaca
Hunter College, Department of Art
Parsons The New School For Design, New York
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
New York Academy of Art
New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
New York University, Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions
School of Visual Arts, New York
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MIDWESTERN ART SCHOOLS
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Michigan
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Ohio
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WHAT IS ACADEMIC ART?
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Alfred University, School of Art and Design, Alfred

About
Founded in 1836 the Alfred University's School of Art and Design offers a 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Courses are offered in various types of art including Painting, Drawing & Photography; Ceramic Art; Expanded Media (Design, Print Media, Sonic, Interactive Art and Video); and Sculpture and Glass. The School also offers a Master of Fine Arts (MFA), ranked No.1 in America by US News & World Report. It is offered in Ceramic Art, Sculpture/ Dimensional Studies and Electronic Integrated Arts. It is perhaps best known for its program in Ceramics.

Annual Tuition Fee: State residents $15,280 and non state residents: $21,026.

Contact Information
Address: Alfred University,
1 Saxon Drive, Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607-871-2175
Email: mastin@alfred.edu
Website: www.alfred.edu

The Art Students League of New York

About
The Art Students League was established in 1875 by artists for artists, and has been instrumental in shaping American art in the 20th and 21st century. Prominent former students include Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg, Norman Rockwell, Donald Judd, Will Barnet, Roy Lichtenstein and Cy Twombly. The League offers more than 130 courses at its main Manhattan location and its 15-acre Vytlacil campus in Rockland County. Facilities include a metal forge, bronze foundry, walk-in kiln and welding shop.

The big advantage with the Art Students League is that students can start classes at any time and are not required to have any previous art experience. Some of the advanced classes may require an interview prior to admission. Classes are taught in an atelier style where students train in a studio setting. Areas of instruction include painting (realism to abstract); drawing (life drawing, anatomy and design); sculpture (clay, wood carving, stone carving, assemblage and casting); printmaking (etching, wood block, silkscreen, lithography); mixed media (3D compositions); welding (plasma cutting, Oxy-acetylene, MIG and TIG welding); bronze casting (lost wax process) and literature of art.

Tuition Fee: The average cost of a full-time, 5 day-a-week class (18.75 hours per week) is $200. Part-time evening classes (2 nights a week) are $100 to $115 a month.

Contact Information
Address: The Art Students League,
215 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-247-4510
Email: info@artstudentsleague.org
Website: www.theartstudentsleague.org

 

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York

About
The Cooper Union (CU) was established in 1859 and offers education in art, architecture and engineering. The CU is listed in 'The Best American Colleges' and 'Best Value Colleges' by the Princeton Review and as the 'Best Design School for Creative Talent' by Business Week. Students go on to win many prestigious prizes, the college alumni boasts 21 Guggenheim Fellowships, 12 Rome Prizes, 1 Noble Prize in Physics and 9 Chrysler Design Awards. The School of Art offers a 4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, that encompasses all the fundamental disciplines of visual art: painting, drawing, sculpture, film and video, graphic design, photography and printmaking.

Annual Tuition Fee: $35,000.

Contact Information
Address: The Cooper Union,
30 Cooper Square, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10003-7120
Phone: 212-353-4100
Email: admissions@cooper.edu
Website: http://cooper.edu

Cornell University, College of Architecture, Art & Planning, Ithaca

About
A member of the Ivy League, Cornell University was founded in 1865. The College of Architecture, Art & Planning (AAP) is divided into 3 main areas: Department of Art, Department of Architecture and Department of City and Regional Planning. The Department of Art offers a BFA/MFA with concentrations in painting, sculpture (using a variety of mediums including plaster, wood concrete, rubber, wax, stone, clay, plastic, and metal), printmaking (including methods in engraving, intaglio etching, relief printing, silk screening /serigraphy, lithography and digitally-based techniques), photography, electronic imaging (digital imaging, video, and animation) and combined media (film, video, dance, theatre, and music).

Annual Tuition Fee: $39,450 (undergraduate) and $29,500 (graduate).

Contact Information
Address: Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning,
129 Sibley Dome, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-3558
Email: artinfo@cornell.edu
Website: www.cornell.edu

Hunter College, Department of Art, New York

About
Located in the heart of Manhattan the Hunter College was founded in 1870. It offers 170 different programs to over 21,000 students every year. The Art Department at Hunter is divided into 3 distinct areas: Studio Art, Art History and Galleries. The 4 year BFA program in Studio Arts offers tuition in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, installation, mixed media, photography and graphic arts. The MFA program offers studio practice and courses in the history and theory of art. The Art History MA is one of the most comprehensive in the America and leads to careers in galleries, museums, art organizations and publishing.

Tuition Fees: State residents $2,551 per semester and non state residents $5,419 per semester.

Contact Information
Address: Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, NY, NY 10065
Phone: 212-772-4995
Email: bursar@hunter.cuny.edu
Website: www.hunter.cuny.edu

 

Parsons The New School For Design, New York

About
Founded in 1922, The New School is a progressive university comprising of 8 schools with a campus in Greenwich Village. The college launches artists, actors, fashion designers, dancers, film makers, musicians, historians and journalists. It offers 88 graduate and undergraduate degree programs. The Arts are centered at Eugene Lang College and comprise 5 main areas: visual arts, arts in context, dance, music and theatre. The college offers Bachelor of Art (BFA) degrees which take 4 years but also 5 year BA/BFA programs where students combine a BA degree from Lang with a BFA from Parsons or the Jazz and Contemporary Music program.

Tuition Fee: $17,665 per semester.

Contact Information
Address: Parsons The New School for Design,
66 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-229-8900
Email: thinkparsons@newschool.edu
Website: www.newschool.edu

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York

About
Established in 1887 the Pratt Institute was ranked by Business Week and Global Language Monitor as one of America's leading design schools. The college has 3 undergraduate schools: School of Art and Design, School of Architecture and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It has 3 graduate schools, Art & Design, Architecture, and Information and Library Science. Subjects offered include drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, animation (2D & 3D), photography, sculpture and filmmaking. Design subjects include advertising, digital design, fashion design, interior decorating and web design. Notable former pupils include cartoonist Dave Berg and artist Max Weber (1881-1961).

Annual Tuition Fee: $35,410.

Contact Information
Address: Pratt Institute,
200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Phone: 718-636-3514 or 800-331-0834 / UG fax: 718-636-3670 / Grad fax: 718 399-4242
Email: admissions@pratt.edu
Website: www.pratt.edu

New York Academy of Art

About
The New York Academy of Art offers a 2 year Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree with concentrations in painting, drawing and sculpture. Students receive instruction in traditional figure drawing, composition & design, anatomy and linear perspective. Also in printmaking, sculpture and painting. A Master Class program is also available where prominent artists are invited to teach intensive workshops. Recent visiting artists include Jenny Saville, Steven Assael, Nicola Hicks and Odd Nerdrum. The Professional Practices program prepares students for life in the professional world, discussing topics such as artist grants, residencies and career opportunities with galleries and museums.

Annual Tuition Fee: $29,700 (first year) $28,000 (second year).

Contact Information
Address: New York Academy of Art,
111 Franklin Street, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-966-0300
Email: info@nyaa.edu
Website: www.nyaa.edu

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New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture

About
Established in 1964, the New York Studio School operates an atelier based curriculum for both full and part time courses. A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program is offered with concentrations in painting, drawing and sculpture. Students are required to work full-time for 40 hours a week for 2 years in a rigorous studio program. The school is chartered by the University of the State of New York with the authority to award the Master of Fine Arts degree. The school also offers a 3 year, full-time Certificate program which does not require the completion of a thesis project. Certificate students work along side MFA students in the atelier.

Annual Tuition Fee: MFA $10,937.50 per semester and Certificate 6,925 per semester.

Contact Information
Address: The New York Studio School,
8W 8th St, New York, Ny 10011
Phone: 212-673-6466
Email: info@nyss.org
Website: www.nyss.org

New York University, Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions

About
Established in 1831, New York University (NYU) is now one of the largest private universities in the US. Located in New York's East Village, NYU's Steinhardt Department of Art and Art Professions is closely tied to the international art world. The Department offers a BFA in Studio art with concentrations in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation art, video, photography, performance, metals, ceramics, digital art and praxis courses. A MFA program is also offered, but limited to 10 graduates a year. There is a 3 Summer Venice MA Program in Studio art which enables students to study in the home of the Venice Biennale. The Department also offers degrees in Art History, Education and a MA in Art Therapy.

Annual Tuition Fee: $40,082.

Contact Information
Address: Office of Undergraduate Admissions,
22 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-998-5700
Email: admissions.nyu.edu
Website: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu

School of Visual Arts, New York

About
The School of Visual Arts (SVA) offers 4 year undergraduate programs which culminate in a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. Majors include fine arts, illustration, interior design, advertising, animation, cartooning, computer art, film & video and visual and critical studies. The SVA also offers honors studies which are augmented by private lectures, museum visits and events at art studios and theatres. The college offers a non-degree art history course aimed at practising artists rather than scholars and non majors in photography and humanities and science.

The SVA offers 14 graduate programs including the popular Master Fine Arts (MFA) program in painting, drawing and sculpture. Other programs include MFA Art Practice; MPS Fashion Photography; MFA Art Criticism and Writing; MAT Art Education; MPS Branding; MFA Computer Art; MPS Art Therapy; MFA Design; MFA Design Criticism; MPS Digital Photography; MPS Digital Photography; MFA Interaction Design; MFA Illustration as Visual Essay; MPS Live Action Short Film; MFA Photography, Video Art and Related Media and MFA Social Documentary Film.

Annual Tuition Fee: $28,140.

Contact Information
Address: School of Visual Arts,
209 East 23 Street, NY, NY 10010-3994
Phone: 212-592-2000
Email: admissions@sva.edu
Website: www.schoolofvisualarts.edu

New York Art Galleries

Among the best art museums in New York City are:
Frick Collection
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Guggenheim, New York
Whitney Museum of American Art.

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