NYU BFA Admissions Requirements

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 2.34.50 PMChecklist:

  • Application (Common Application)
  • Application Fee
  • Writing Supplement
  • Standardized tests
  • Interviews
  • Two letters of recommendation

Deadline: January 1

BFA Studio Art

How To Apply

Follow the instructions outlined by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions for filing application materials. If you use the Common Application, please follow the directions for the NYU Supplement and do not follow the instructions for the Common Application Art Supplement.

application deadlines

University application: November 1, 2013
Portfolio: November 10, 2013

University application: January 1, 2014
Portfolio: January 9, 2014


For Spring 2014:
University application: November 1, 2013
Portfolio: November 10, 2013

For Fall 2014:

University application: April 1, 2014
Portfolio: April 9, 2014

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NYU BFA STUDENT WORK by ASHCAN Graduate Joeun Aatchim Kim 

Your portfolio may arrive any time before the deadline but will not be reviewed until your application for admission is complete. Portfolios received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

portfolio guidelines

Work submitted can be in any style or medium and should show a dedication to and investment in innovation and exploration. Students should select work that best shows their personal styletechnical skillsideas and creative approaches to subject matter and materials.

Portfolio Instructions:

All components of your portfolio must be submitted through nyusteinhardt.slideroom.com. A slideroom.com account is free; however, the submission fee is $10.00. All portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline.

For slideroom.com, you will submit:

1. 15-20 images of work completed within the last two years, done in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, digital art, installation, sound, etc.). Each image MUST contain the work’s title, year completed, medium and size.

2. A one-page artist’s statement describing your:

a) goals as an artist;

b) artistic influences, including two contemporary artists who are nationally or internationally recognized (these artists should have created new work within the past 20 years and they should be represented in major art museums or art galleries which feature contemporary visual artists);

c) background and interests, including previous art training, and films, literature, or music you enjoy and how they relate to your art work;

d) what you hope to gain from studying in the studio art program at NYU. 

Videos can be submitted in addition to, but not in place of, digital images. Videos can be a compilation of various works, but the total running time cannot exceed five minutes. Genres appropriate to video documentation include video art, performance, and kinetic art, NOT documentation of sculptures or exhibitions.

All other application materials should be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
New York University
665 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10012

For an online application, visit the web site: www.admissions.nyu.edu.

For general admission information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; 212 998-4500; www.admissions.nyu.edu.

note for early decision applicants: 

November Early Decision applicants are strongly urged to contact the Student Services Counselor, Alex Jovanovich, 212 998-5708 to discuss the readiness of their portfolio.

notes for transfer applicants: 

Transfer applicants are strongly advised to make an in-person or telephone appointment with the Director of the Undergraduate Program, Professor Jesse Bransford. Please call 212.998.5700 to schedule an appointment.

Artist’s Statement: in addition to requirements stated above, transfer applicants should discuss, on a separate sheet, their reasons for transferring, the name and location of the school currently attending, as well as their current class standing- i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc. and submit a list of the college-level studio art and art history classes completed (and in progress), with grades received.

details & dates for  upcoming Information Sessions & Recruitment Events.

Prof. Jesse Bransford
Undergraduate Program Director
212 998-5712
Email: jb165@nyu.edu

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NYU BFA STUDENT WORK by ASHCAN Graduate Joeun Aatchim Kim 

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