The BFA Fine Arts department focuses on nurturing contemporary artists who can apply their aesthetic, cultural and intellectual merits to their communities and the global world at large.
You’ll have access to a diverse faculty of renowned and accomplished artists who will provide you with professional mentorship while fostering novel expression and independent thinking.
Most of your studio classes will be held at the BFA Fine Arts building on West 16th Street, which houses a plethora of resources from digital sculpture, wood and metal shops, to bio art, ceramics, as well as video, photo, sound and fibers facilities. Our extensive studio classes in painting, drawing, and anatomy take place at both of our West 16th Street and West 21st Street facilities. You will enjoy being able to make oversized artworks in our bright, large-scale workspaces, as well as exploring traditional and innovative printmaking processes at the Fine Arts Printmaking lab.
The Fine Arts Experience at SVA
As a Fine Arts student at School of Visual Arts you’ll get to choose an individualized course of study that will offer you a window into the international art world and a practical perspective on what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.
You’ll choose from concentrations in all art forms, from Painting and Drawing to Sculpture, Performance & Media Arts, Installation and Printmaking among others. You will have direct access to our state-of-the-art facilities including our cutting-edge Fine Arts Bio Art Lab, where students experiment with the tools and methods of science to make art. Our Woodshop, Metalshop, Plaster and Ceramics spaces are extended with our unique 3D Digital Sculpture program, which includes computer-driven cutting machines for fabricating in various materials as well as 3D printers, scanners, and the latest dedicated software.
SVA Painting classes range from direct observation, photo-based imagery, as well as abstract, figurative, narrative and representational approaches. Our large drawing and painting studios are also equipped with projectors, props and skeletons. BFA Fine Arts’ highly specialized Printmaking facility is located in SVA’s West 21st Street building. Processes include etching, woodcut, lithography, relief printing, silkscreen and letterpress.
You’ll learn and be mentored by faculty members that are a vital part of the New York creative scene, consisting of practicing artists, critics, and curators whose work has earned both national and international recognition. The volume and access to our instructors is unmatched, allowing you to directly connect with an art professional who inspires you and supports your creative efforts. These experts will lead you through an engaging, interactive educational experience that includes events and class visits to museums, galleries and artists’ studios, preparing you for professional-level experience in the fine arts. With Chelsea’s rich art scene of galleries and museums at our doorstep, it is an inspiring neighborhood for you to develop as a contemporary artist.
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- Art History
- Art History: European (and American) Painting
- Art History: Non-European Art Histories
- Art History: Ancient and Classical Art
- Writing and Literature
- Visual Computing
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesVisual Arts View 1969 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application online
- Application Fee
- Statement Of Intent
- Portfolio -15-20 images or a Film Reel/2-Part Film Essay
- High School Transcripts
- Declaration and Verification of Finances
- Recommendation Letters
International43400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.
National43400 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21700 USD per semester during 48 months.
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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