About BFA |

The BFA Fine Arts program guides you to discover your artistic voice, familiarizing you with traditional techniques of painting, drawing, sculpture, and video, as well as interdisciplinary methods that can include performance, multimedia installation, and digital interaction. Internships and electives in topics such as art history, theory, and professional practices broaden your perspective and prepare you for a successful future in the field.

To learn more about the program, please contact the Director of the BFA Program, Rit Premnath please email: rit.premnath@newschool.edu

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From Concept to Practice,

From Self-Exploration to Self-Expression

BFA Fine Arts is a 4 Year, 120 credit program.

It takes courage and a clear sense of direction to make art in the context of broad possibility that Fine Arts affords. The BFA in Fine Arts program offers the guidance and resources students need to discover their own voice. Students who declare Fine Arts as their major immerse themselves in self-discovery and experimentation, supplementing their studio classes with elective courses in art history, theory, liberal studies and professional practices that further broaden their cultural, historical, and intellectual horizons. From the sophomore year onwards, the Parsons Fine Arts BFA curriculum organizes its principal studio courses along a central sequence of six Core Studio classes. Media specific production in these Core Studios is supported by readings and discussions that contextualize contemporary art practice in our sequence of six Core Seminars. This is intended to provide a comprehensive program in which students can develop both practical and critical faculties alongside each other.

This well-rounded training has helped Parsons alumni exhibit their work in such prestigious venues as the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum fur Modern Kunst (MMK) in Frankfurt and the Museum Ludwig in Cologne.