New York Academy of Art

  • Katie Hemmer

    Director of Admissions & Registrar

    khemmer@nyaa.edu

    212-842-5961



    Jessica Augier

    Admissions Officer

    jaugier@nyaa.edu

    212-842-5972



    Sarah Sager

    Assistant to the Director of Admissions & Registrar

    ssager@nyaa.edu

    212-842-5121




    Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
    Concentrations: Drawing, Painting, Sculpture
    Tracks: Anatomy, Printmaking

    Certificate of Fine Arts (CFA)
    Concentration: Studio Art

    Summer Undergraduate Residency Program (SURP)

    Mission

    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.

    History

    The New York Academy of Art was founded in 1982 by artists, scholars and patrons of the arts, including Andy Warhol, to foster a resurgence in the training of figurative and representational art. The Academy has since developed into a non-profit cultural institution housing the nation’s first graduate school of figurative art, a continuing education program, the region’s most in-depth figurative art library, an extensive exhibition and lecture series.

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