New York Institute of Technology
The Fine Arts Department of the School of Arts, Sciences and Communication at New York Institute of Technology offers graduate coursework in three areas: Computer Graphics and Animation, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts and Technology. In these MFA programs, we integrate an historical perspective within the context of emerging technologies blended with a critical relationship to art. We integrate theory, technology, and practice. Our mission is woven into the mission of our institution, the New York Institute of Technology, providing career oriented professional education and access to opportunity for all qualified students. We support applications–oriented research that benefits the larger world.
Our MFA programs foster creativity and curiosity in convergent technologies in the arts. Our focus is to support students in the creation of their work and to help students create comprehensive documentation of their work at NYIT. We will encourage students in this studio research environment to create original works of art and design.
It is not enough to be technically proficient in the creation of art and design; nor is it enough to be theoretically engaged without a studio practice. It is a critical perspective that mediates these two sensibilities in an advanced degree. This criticality manages our rich technological environment but allows it to be governed by the arts and aesthetics. To use technology in the arts is to work a physical philosophy that is at once concrete and abstract, theoretical and embodied. To use computers, with the intent to make art, is to combine physical philosophy into an intuitive system, a unique, non-repeatable content – a work of art or design.