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U N D E R G R A D U AT E 2 0 1 0 - 2 0 1 2 Applied Psychology Art Education Health Media Music 22 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 Art Department of Art and Art Professions • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human D e v e l o p m e n t • N e w Yo r k U n i v e r s i t y • 3 4 S t u y v e s a n t S t r e e t • N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 0 3 - 7 5 9 9 • Te l e p h o n e : 212-998-5700 • steinhardt.nyu.edu/art Jesse Bransford Preparing Artists and Study in the Center that they have a rich and Program Director Educators to Shape a of the International diverse educational back- Linda Vega New Century Art World ground. As you learn to Senior Advisement and give form to the imagina- Student Affairs Now, more than ever, New York City is the central tion of your time, NYU has Administrator images have become a site laboratory for the research the resources to help you where truth is contested and development of urban discover and interpret the and social space is defined. art and culture. Leading meaning within your work. Boundaries between media artists live, work, and teach Core courses in the liberal are being challenged, as here alongside the most arts provide you with a handmade marks and influential galleries and broad base of knowledge in objects merge with comput- museums in the world. the humanities, sciences, er screens and virtual reali- NYU’s campus, located in and social sciences, stress- ties. In the Department of the heart of this vibrant ing an interdisciplinary Art and Art Professions, we community, allows you to approach that complements mix the rich visual traditions participate in the excite- your major. This under- of the past with emerging ment of important exhibi- standing will strengthen forms and ideas, encourag- tions, performances, lec- your artistic insight as well ing students to envision tures, and events as they as your ability to think criti- fresh new ways of making happen. Through intern- cally within a diverse and art. Balancing cutting-edge ships, you work with expe- challenging social context. technical training against a rienced professionals in a You are prepared with the backdrop of aesthetic wide variety of disciplines. skills and confidence to suc- approaches ranging from In the classroom, you study ceed in the exciting and painting to mixed media with acclaimed artists and highly competitive global and multicultural theory, the educators, all of whom art world. Studio Art Program immers- continue to practice in the es students directly in the field. Whether you are cre- issues confronting the art ating public sculpture with Distinguished Faculty world itself. Here, the vast a faculty member just back Faculty members in the resources of a renowned from Europe or participat- Department of Art and Art University combine with an ing in an internship at a Professions have deep ties outstanding art faculty to Chelsea gallery, your educa- to the New York art com- prepare students for careers tion here will be like no munity, as well as strong in the real-time art world in other. national and international ways that far exceed the reputations. Working close- scope of more narrowly Artists and the ly with undergraduates is defined programs. By com- Liberal Arts Professor Jesse Bransford, bining critical thinking with director of the undergradu- Images define our world, a broad range of formal ate art program and a prac- and because artists, as the skills, we enable our gradu- ticing artist whose works creators of images, partici- ates not only to keep pace have been exhibited inter- pate in the invention of with change, but to insti- nationally in galleries and visual history, it is essential gate it. museums including the 23 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 Carnegie Museum of Art, that encourages innovation grates your liberal arts stud- your study of art. the UCLA Hammer and self-reliance over pre- ies with your artistic prac- Special resources include Museum, and the P.S. 1 dictable approaches. tice, culminating in a writ- NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Center. Experience with a wide ten thesis. With special per- the department’s 80 Professor Kevin McCoy is an range of materials and mission you may also enroll Washington Square East artist working with video, techniques allows you to in Senior Studio, which Galleries, and the Rosenberg electronics, and sculpture. express your ideas fluently. includes the use of studio Gallery, as well as the Visiting His work is in the collections At the same time, a thor- space and participation in Artists/Curators Lecture Series of the Museum of Modern ough grounding in the his- an exhibition in one of our and the city’s extraordinary Art and the Metropolitan tory and theory of art is student galleries. wealth of museums, galleries, Museum of Art in New York essential to your artistic and artists’ studios. You may also choose a minor and other museums in the career, as it gives you the concentration from NYU’s United States and Europe. tools needed to evaluate vast offerings, incorporating Portfolio Review Professor John Torreano is a your own work within the other fields such as art histo- Admission to the B.F.A. recipient of a Guggenheim context of a larger culture. ry, music, psychology, litera- Program in Studio Art is by Fellowship, with showings The school’s program ture, or anthropology into review of your artist state- of his paintings and sculp- begins freshman year with tures at the Whitney an ambitious series of inter- Museum of American Art, disciplinary studio courses the Museum of in experimental drawing, Contemporary Art in sculpture, photography, Chicago, and the Corcoran video art, and/or digital art. Gallery in Washington. Art history and seminar Professor Sue de Beer is an courses in the first two artist who uses video, pho- years expose you to a wide tographs, and performance range of ideas and prac- to explore the connections tices. In the sophomore and between media and cultural junior years, you mix art phenomena. She has exhib- courses with classes in the ited her work internationally liberal arts. You will also in such venues as the New begin to explore your own Museum of Contemporary artistic concerns through Art and the Whitney the development of an indi- Museum of American Art. vidual body of work in undergraduate projects B.F.A. Program in courses. Many students Studio Art participate in internships Pursuing a career in the arts during the junior and senior is an exhilarating and chal- years, and at least one lenging endeavor. Rules in semester of study abroad is the art world are largely encouraged during the made to be broken, and sophomore or junior year. the curriculum that best In the senior year, you take prepares young artists to the course Art, Culture, succeed in this field is one and Society, which inte- 24 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 ment and portfolio. Plagens, Laurie Simmons, have charted the course of of praxis—the combination Guidelines for submission Rirkrit Tiravanija, and visual culture from antiquity of theory and practice—to can be found at Andrea Zittel. to current gallery exhibi- explore ideas by employing steinhardt.nyu.edu/art. tions. The courses Visual both visual and intellectual Fundamentals: Arts Praxis and Art, Culture, methods. Through read- A Community of Artists The First Year and Society explore person- ings, films, slide lectures, Small studio classes encour- Your immersion in a series al expression in relation to visiting speakers, and field age close relationships with of intensive studio courses history and critical thought. trips, you explore the your teachers and peers allows you to explore many These courses integrate broader social and theoreti- and ensure much individual forms and philosophies of ideas and visual practice, cal dimensions of visual cul- attention within the larger art-making simultaneously, incorporating artists’ proj- ture. Students produce art- NYU community. Through giving you an unusually ects and cultural criticism work in media of their own lectures, gallery and muse- wide array of skills and lan- on an equal basis. Students choice related to such top- um visits, reading and writ- guages to express your also choose an art history ics as sex and contempo- ing assignments, and stu- ideas. You use traditional elective from a selection of rary art, autobiography, art dent presentations, you and nontraditional materi- courses offered in the and activism, and anarchy engage with the dialogues als and techniques in a vari- College of Arts and and the imagination. that change and define ety of projects, which range Science. the arts. from figure drawing to Special Senior Studio experimental sculpture, per- Studio Courses and Exhibition A dynamic series of public Opportunities formance, photography, The B.F.A. Program in programs, including lec- video, and digital imaging. Studio Art offers course At the end of your junior tures, performances, panels, At the end of the first year, sequences in the following year, you may apply to par- symposia, and video screen- you are better prepared to area concentrations: paint- ticipate in a special year- ings, enhances knowledge make, observe, and analyze ing, drawing, and print- long course designed to gained in the classroom and your own artwork and the making; sculpture and craft help selected students fur- studio. Visiting artists and work of others; you arts (ceramics, light metals, ther their studio practice as scholars provide students become more disciplined in and glass); and art in media exhibiting artists. In addi- with the opportunity to your ability to sustain long (photography, digital art, tion to participating in indi- hear and see different periods of creative concen- video art). After your first vidual and group critiques, points of view about con- tration; and you gain a year, you are required to you will meet independent- cept development, art-mak- much wider view of the complete 12 points in one ly in your studio work ing practice, and career many ways in which artists of these concentrations. space with two senior men- building, in both classroom contribute to society. You also have the option to tors and visiting artists. and critique settings. Recent take electives from all the Over the course of the year, visitors have included Art Theory and Critical studio areas. you develop a cohesive Marina Abramovic, Vito Studies Sequence body of work as well as a Acconci, Alex Bag, Suzaan Beginning with Art and Interdisciplinary Projects written thesis outlining the Boettger, Olaf Breuning, Contemporary Culture I Courses ideas and contexts that Patty Chang, Lynne Cook, and II, and continuing with After freshman year, you drive your creative process. Feri Daftari, Dan Graham, Art Since 1945 and may apply to take interdis- In the fall, you participate Jim Hodges, Roni Horn, Contemporary Art History, ciplinary projects courses. in a group exhibition, and Scott Hug, Isaac Julien, you will be immersed in the These classes are conceptu- in the spring, you partici- Shamim Momin, Peter debates and images that ally driven, using the idea pate in a two- to four-per- 25 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 son exhibition in one of the artists, critics, and galleries Jeanne Silverthorne, Lucio begin to take graduate- student galleries. in an international environ- Pozzi, Suzanne McClelland, level education courses, by ment. You are able to stay Paul Pfeiffer. advisement, in your senior Study Abroad and Global on track with your B.F.A. year. By volunteering to Galleries: Brook Alexander Art Track Options curriculum, and on your work with children in com- Gallery, Marianne Boesky After your first year, you are return, you exhibit your munity-based organiza- Gallery, Exit Art, Franklin encouraged to enroll for at work in one of the art tions, you are able to make Furnace, Nancy Hoffman least one semester in one of department galleries as well an informed decision about Gallery, Sean Kelly, The the art-enriched study as engage in a Global Arts pursuing teaching art as a Kitchen, Marborough abroad sites sponsored by Integrated Seminar in your profession. Beginning your Galleries, Postmasters, New York University. These senior year. education with a strong Printed Matter, Sonnabend programs are NYU in focus in studio art, you Gallery, Team Gallery, Jack Ghana, where students Internship Opportunities experience firsthand the Tilton Gallery, White work with a vibrant mix of in Studio Art artist’s creative process. In Columns. contemporary artists and You can elect internships the undergraduate liberal traditional craftspeople, and for credit by advisement Museums: American arts courses, you gain an NYU in Berlin, which is through the Undergraduate Museum of the Moving extended perspective on home to the most innova- Internship course. In this Image, American Craft the world of ideas and the tive contemporary art scene course, you are assisted in Museum, Metropolitan role that aesthetic experi- in Europe. Other sites finding individualized place- Museum of Art, Museum of ence plays in cultural histo- include Florence, Paris, ments with recognized Modern Art, Guggenheim ry. Upon graduation from London, Prague, Shanghai, artists, museums, galleries, Museum, P.S. 1 Contempo- the B.F.A. program, stu- Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, and and nonprofit or commer- rary Art Center, Whitney dents who are accepted Madrid. cial businesses within the Museum of American Art. into the Master’s Dual visual arts. You work closely Degree Program in Organizations: Elle maga- The Global Art Track is a with the internship coordi- Teaching Art, All Grades, zine, Cynthia Rowley, specially designed program nator to assess your can accelerate the comple- Betsey Johnson, Issey for sophomores and juniors progress and define learn- tion of their graduate Miyake, Saturday Night to spend two semesters ing goals. A small sampling degree. Live, Fox Five TV, MTV, New abroad in Berlin and of the more than 300 York Department of The Master’s Degree Ghana, At these two sites, internship settings available Cultural Affairs, New-York Program in Art Education is you will work with NYU in prior years follows Historical Society, Jim designed to provide faculty and local artists who below. Henson Productions, Disney advanced professional introduce you to the local Theatre Productions, Ralph training for the artist- Artists’ Studios: Vito art scene and help you to Lauren Associates, Time teacher. Grounded in prac- Acconci, Kiki Smith, Takashi understand the differences Warner, Inc. tice, this program draws on Murakami, Janine Antoni, in global cultures that are critical theory in art and Lyle Ashton Harris, Beverly influencing contemporary Dual Degree Program: education. Through a Semmes, Petah Coyne, art. These sites have B.F.A. Studio Art/M.A. sequence of core courses, Brad Kahlhamer, Ursula Von enhanced art facilities Teaching Art, All Grades you examine the philosoph- Rydingsvard, Lynne where you are able to pro- ical, political, sociological, Yamamoto, Shirley Kanada, If you are interested in duce and exhibit your work and historical issues related Peter Campus, Donald teaching art in public and as well as engage with to teaching art and learn to Sultan, Haim Steinbach, private schools, you can 26 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 YOUR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES STUDIO ART You are prepared to produce your own artwork while find- develop socially and cultur- Minor: Students may also ing employment as a gallery or studio assistant, researcher ally relevant art curricula. minor in another area such or archivist, designer for the Internet, photo lab technician, Simultaneously, you com- as art history, psychology, graphic designer, model maker, ceramist, or media produc- plete the requirements for or creative writing, to name tion assistant, as well as a myriad of other entry-level posi- teacher certification just a few. tions in museums, auction houses, community centers, pub- through the master’s pro- lications, nonprofit public and private arts organizations, Intersession Study: gram and can teach art arts-related businesses, and independent artist studios. Students may take advan- from kindergarten to grade tage of NYU winter and Students who are committed to furthering their education 12. You will be prepared to summer courses to acceler- in the arts or teaching, or entering a professionally related teach art not only in ate their studies. field such as art therapy or arts administration, pursue schools, but also in muse- ums, community-based pro- Independent Study: appropriate graduate degree programs on completion of grams, and other alterna- Independent study is the B.F.A. tive educational sites. designed by the student Undergraduate students can begin to take selected gradu- and a faculty member to ate-level education courses during their senior year and Other Study Options investigate an area or field apply to the B.F.A. Studio Art/M.A. Art Education Dual Students in the Studio Art of specialization not nor- Degree Program. Upon graduation from the undergraduate Program pursue a Bachelor mally offered in scheduled program, students who are accepted into this five-year, of Fine Arts degree and can course offerings. It is an dual degree program can accelerate the completion of work in painting, drawing, opportunity to work one- their master’s degree in art education. and printmaking; sculpture on-one with a full-time fac- and craft arts (ceramics, ulty member to complete HELPING YOU START YOUR CAREER glass, light metals); and art directed reading, a creative Our extensive student internships give you a head start in in media (photography, dig- project, and/or supervised the job market. Many interns go on to paid positions upon ital art, video art). research. graduation, and others use the professional skills and con- tacts to pursue positions that would be inaccessible with- Another Program to See: out work experience. Our outstanding faculty, alumni, and • Media, Culture, and the many visiting artists and critics you will meet during Communication your studies are excellent resources for advice on entering the working world of the practicing artist. Recent graduates are employed in areas such as the following: • Freelance artist • Television production • Studio manager coordinator • Photographer • Art teacher, public or pri- • Art director vate school, community center, museum • Production designer • Art therapist • Photo archivist • Exhibitions designer • Curator • Fashion designer • Assistant gallery director • Graphic designer • Assistant coordinator of museum education • Digital designer • Admissions counselor for • Internship coordinator for arts college arts college 27 • Degree Programs • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Bulletin 2010-2012 STUDIO ART The 128-point curriculum in that include drawing, paint- digital and video art, interdis- tives in other areas of interest studio art combines 42 ing, sculpture, printmaking, ciplinary projects, art history, within the University. points of liberal arts courses crafts arts (ceramics, glass, and critical theory and 18 with 86 points in studio art light metals), photography, points of unrestricted elec- SAMPLE CURRICULUM WORKSHEET Freshman Year 36 Points FALL SEMESTER Fundamentals of Media I. SPRING SEMESTER Fundamentals of Media II. E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 LIBERAL ARTS (Digital Art, Photography, or LIBERAL ARTS (Digital Art, Photography, or Writing the Essay. V40.0100 . . .4 Video Art) The Advanced College Essay. Video Art) Art and Contemporary Culture I. E52.0110 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Art and Contemporary Culture II. MAJOR E94.0037 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 E94.0038 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 MAJOR New Student Seminar. E03.0001 0 TOTAL 18 Fundamentals of Drawing II. TOTAL 18 Fundamentals of Drawing I. E90.0107 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.0108 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Fundamentals of Sculpture I. Fundamentals of Sculpture II. E90.0211 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.0212 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Sophomore Year 30 Points FALL SEMESTER MAJOR SPRING SEMESTER MAJOR LIBERAL ARTS Visual Arts Praxis. LIBERAL ARTS Studio Concentration. E90.0900 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Foundations of Contemporary Foundations of Contemporary Culture: Texts and Ideas. Studio Concentration. Culture: Cultures and Contexts. Unrestricted Elective . . . . . . . . . .4 V55.04•• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 V55.05•• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 TOTAL 15 Art Since 1945. E94.0051 . . . . .3 TOTAL 15 Contemporary Art. E94.0052 . . .3 Junior Year 32 Points FALL SEMESTER MAJOR SPRING SEMESTER Interdisciplinary Projects. (STUDY ABROAD) E90.19•• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Department Elective. LIBERAL ARTS E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Department Elective: Internship. LIBERAL ARTS Liberal Arts Requirement: E90.1010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Unrestricted Elective . . . . . . . . . .4 Psychology or Natural Science . .4 Liberal Arts Requirement: Foreign Unrestricted Elective . . . . . . . . . .2 Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 TOTAL 16 MAJOR TOTAL 16 Art History Elective . . . . . . . . . . .4 Studio Concentration. E90.•••• . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Senior Year 30 Points FALL SEMESTER Department Elective: Internship. SPRING SEMESTER MAJOR E90.1010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 LIBERAL ARTS LIBERAL ARTS Interdisciplinary Projects: Senior Unrestricted Elective . . . . . . . . . .4 Studio. E90.1902 . . . . . . . . . . .4 Liberal Arts Requirement: Integrated Liberal Arts: Art, Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 TOTAL 15 Culture, and Society. Department Elective: Internship. E94.1095 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 E90.1010 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 MAJOR Unrestricted Elective . . . . . . . . . .4 Interdisciplinary Projects: Senior TOTAL 15 Studio. E90.1901 . . . . . . . . . . .4 GRAND TOTAL: 128 Points Liberal arts requirements, see page 108. • Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development courses, page 113. Faculty, page 160.
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