The New York Academy of Art cordially invites you to attend an Open House to learn more about the Master of Fine Arts degree as well as the Certificate of Fine Arts and Continuing Education programs. Participants have the opportunity view a presentation of work by faculty, alumni and students, tour our facilities, discuss the application process, financial aid and housing and receive individual portfolio reviews by faculty on the Admissions Committee.

2017-2018 Open House & Portfolio Review Events

Sign up to attend an MFA Open House & Portfolio Review

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 12-2pm

Faculty Reviewers:

Margaret Bowland, Adjunct Faculty
Harvey Citron, Director of Anatomy & Sculpture
Monica Cook, Adjunct Faculty
Wade Schuman, Director of Painting

Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 12-2pm

Faculty Reviewers:

Michael Grimaldi, Director of Drawing
Peter Drake, Dean of Academic Affairs
John Jacobsmeyer, Director of Printmaking
Catherine Howe, Director of Critical Theory


Private Tours

Tours of the Academy are available Monday through Friday throughout the year.

Please click here to schedule a tour


Academy on the Road

Academy Alumni and Faculty are visiting institutions across the country giving portfolio reviews, critiques and talks on our programs, benefits of attending graduate school in NYC, how to develop a strong MFA application and opportunities for artists committed to progressing the future of representational art. Those interested in arranging a visit with an Academy Ambassador or one of our stellar Faculty should contact admissions@nyaa.edu.


Wed 17 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts Old Lyme CT


Tue 3 Ohio State University Columbus OH
Thu 5 University of Akron Akron OH
Mon 16 East Carolina University Greenville NC
Wed 18 University North Carolina at Asheville Ashville NC


Tue 7 Hollins University Roanoke VA
Mon 13 University of South Florida Tampa FL
Tue 14 University of Tampa Tampa FL
Wed 15 Graduate School Fair  @ Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota FL
Fri 17 Polk State College Winterhaven FL

Location & Transportation

The Academy is located at 111 Franklin Street, between Church Street and West Broadway in the lower Manhattan historic district of Tribeca.


"The figure is nothing unless you can twist it around like a strange miracle."

Willem De Kooning

Learn more

about the New York Academy of Art Graduate Program by viewing our catalogue.