About BFA | Fine Arts - Parsons

The BFA program in Fine Arts exposes students to a wide variety of studio practices, ideas, communities and global relationships that make up the world of contemporary art. Students begin by learning traditional techniques in painting, drawing, sculpture and the video, while innovating and pushing the boundaries of what contemporary art can be. While experimenting with public engagement, video, animation, photography and digital imaging, they also cultivate the intellectual, conceptual, and critical thinking required to successfully launch their careers as professional artists.

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

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 which all Fine Arts students are required to enroll in every semester. The combination of media specific production in these Core Studios and the cross-media approach via conceptual material exercises, discursive critiques and contextualizing discussions in our sequence of six Core Seminars 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.