High School Programs

NYU Steinhardt's Department of Art and Arts Professions High School Programs provides high school students from New York City and around the globe with immersive experiences of the arts through workshops and classes. These programs support students in their creative and intellectual growth and provides pre-college experience the heart of New York City.

8-weeks of theme-based studio classes address significant social issues and the ways in which art and artists influence society. Students can choose from different themes such as war, propaganda, environment, and re-visioning history and through a series of class discussions, field trips, and exercises, develop an idea for a more complex final project. Courses are taught by Steinhardt Art Education MA students and conclude with an exhibit of final works in NYU's Commons for a wide audience of parents, friends, teachers, and NYU faculty. No portfolio is needed to apply-this program is open to young artists of all experience levels.

March - May
8 Weeks
Free Program



4-week residential pre-college program for students, ages 16-18 with 40 hours a week of instruction in college-level studio art classes and guided studio time. Seminars on contemporary art introduces advanced themes and art history and there are weekly field trips to the city's most recognized arts institutions and museums to supplement the program. 

July - August 
4 Weeks
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