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MFA in Studio Art

Located in the heart of Tribeca, an iconic New York City arts district, the Hunter MFA in Studio Art at 205 Hudson prepares gifted students to become more imaginative and powerful artists.

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The MFA Program in studio art is a three-year program offering a wide range of opportunities for artists to develop their practice. The program provides studio space and workshops, and an environment that encourages experimentation, production, and critical dialogue. MFA students work closely with Hunter’s studio art faculty both one-on-one and in seminars focused on their art work and issues in contemporary practice. Classes in Art History, Curatorial Studies, and Theory and Criticism are offered at Hunter's Upper East Side campus, and MFA students take courses alongside their counterparts in Hunter's growing MA program. In addition, the MFA Program hosts a vibrant schedule of visiting artists, curators, critics, and historians at 205 Hudson for talks and studio visits.


The community of students represents a wide range of art interests, nationalities, ages and backgrounds.

Application Deadlines

*Deadlines may be extended. Contact the admission office to ensure applications are closed.

Fall: January 15

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By the Numbers:
MFA in Studio Art


Alice Aycock, Firelei Baez, Jules de Balincourt, Robert Barry, Frances Barth, Jodie Lin-Kee Chow
Omer Fast, Wade Guyton, Julia Jacquette, Robert Morris, Paul Pfeiffer, and Alan Sonfist


Largest art market in the United States


Top NYC public drawing & painting program*


Tied Top-3 NYC fine arts program*


NYC ranked drawing & painting program*


Tied Top-5 Nationally public fine arts program*

* US News & World Report, 2016

Program Features

Program Highlights

Renowned faculty

3 years of studio space in Tribeca

Thesis exhibition at Hunter College's 205 Hudson Gallery

Integration with Art History and IMA

Weekly lecture series featuring guest artists, curators, critics, historians

Areas of Focus



Sculpture and installation



Ceramics clay and casting

Combined media

How Hunter Measures Against New York City's Top Private Programs

Tuition Per Academic Year for New York State Residents*









* Cost per credit updated as of January 2017;
$23,400 Hunter (Out-of-state or international)
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