The BFA in Fine Arts program is one of several within the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT). AMT also houses Communication Design, Design and Technology, Photography, and Illustration. Evolving technology and dissolving borders between the realms of art, design, and social critique allow for sophisticated forms of expression. As the disciplines merge, the school becomes increasingly able to address broad social issues and problems through fine arts. Shared faculty, courses, and exhibitions foster connections throughout AMT programs, with other schools in Parsons, and with the rest of The New School.
By enrolling in both Art and Design History and Theory courses and related studio classes, students acquire essential research, writing, and critical reasoning skills while developing conceptual foundations for creative inquiry. Because Parsons is part of The New School, students can choose from a wide range of lecture courses and electives in the humanities, social sciences, media studies, and business.
New York City boasts the largest concentration of professional artists in the country; as a result, AMT boasts a faculty of leading practitioners. Students also have access to legendary local institutions such as the New Museum; the Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; and the Guggenheim.
The Fine Arts program always has one eye on life after graduation, and prepares students for the profession. The school’s connections opens doors to a diverse gallery system throughout the city and around the world. Students develop relationships with industry experts who provide opportunities for internships, exhibitions, and representation in the art world and in New York City and beyond.