The New York Academy of Art admits students who demonstrate excellence and a high level of commitment to their work. Master of Fine Arts applicants are encouraged to attend an Academy open house event and participate in a portfolio review.

MFA OPEN HOUSE

Meet faculty & students, tour the

Academy, recieve a portfolio

review, and see Academy artwork.

 

SATURDAYS, 12–2pm

November 12, 2016

January 21, 2017

March 18, 2017


REGISTER

For our Open House

 

DOWNLOAD

Application Form

Prospective Student Guide

Student Handbook

CONTACT

212.966.0300 ext. 2

admissions@nyaa.edu

 

SUBMIT APPLICATION

New York Academy of Art
Attention: Admissions
111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

 

REQUEST

MFA Packet

Private Tour

 

SUBSCRIBE

To our email list

 

 

 

1. FILL OUT

 

2. SEND US**

  • + Personal Statement
    • A one-page statement of educational objectives and career goals indicating why you believe these will be advanced by study at the Academy. Applicants are encouraged to discuss work in the portfolio and indicate how study at the Academy will progress individual development.
    + Resume
  • + Portfolio
    • A portfolio of no more than twenty images arranged in chronological order. The portfolio should represent your best work, indicate your major interest and direction, and demonstrate your ability; at least half of the images should represent work done within the last twelve months, and all should be from within the last three years. Those submitting images of sculptures should include no more than two views of each sculpture. The Academy recommends each applicant submit 5 figure drawings as part of the portfolio

 

  • **USE DROPBOX to submit your personal statement, resume, portfolio, and slide script
    1. Go to Dropbox.com
    2. Sign in or create an account
    3. After login, on your home screen click NEW FOLDER icon (top right, left of search box)
    4. Name your folder (type your first & last name i.e. John Smith)
    5. Press ENTER on keyboard
    6. Click your folder
    7. Click UPLOAD icon (top right, left of NEW FOLDER icon)
    8. Click CHOOSE FILES
    9. Select your files
    10. Click DONE when files have uploaded
    11. Click SHARE LINK icon (top right, between Share this folder and Show deleted files icons)
    12. Type admissions@nyaa.edu
    13. Click SEND

 

3. Contact

  • + Your Recommenders.
  • + Your Undergraduate Institution(s)
    • Official transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to:
    • ATTENTION: ADMISSIONS
      New York Academy of Art,
      111 Franklin Street
      New York, NY
      10013
  • + International Applicants
    • English Proficiency Exams (TOEFL or IELTS) and Degree Evaluation (if applicable) must be sent directly from each organization to:
    • ATTENTION: ADMISSIONS
      New York Academy of Art,
      111 Franklin Street
      New York, NY
      10013

 

 
    • ATTENTION: ADMISSIONS
      New York Academy of Art,
      111 Franklin Street
      New York, NY
      10013

 

 

 

Applicants have the option of submitting their completed applications by one of two
submission dates for fall admission and will receive notification by mail no later than six
weeks from that date. The schedule for the annual admission cycle is as follows:

 


Filing Date*

Notification*

Deposit Due*

January 15

February 15

March 5

March 15

April 10

April 25

 

*Postmark Dates


 

TUITION DEPOSITS

The Academy requires an $850 non-refundable deposit from accepted applicants to
confirm their place in the MFA program. The deposit will be deducted from the first
semester tuition bill. For more information on tuition click here.