The Arts Area at New York University Shanghai provide students with technically and intellectually stimulating courses informed by hands-on instruction and academic rigor. As part of a global liberal arts institution, we encourage artistic and critical engagement with the world through the lens of creative and cultural knowledge. Committed to the belief that the Arts play a crucial role in developing global citizens, the NYU Shanghai Arts Area foster an environment of cross- and inter-disciplinary experimentation encompassing local, regional, national and international discourses.

Students have the opportunity to study with our diverse community of experts and active practitioners in the fields of Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts. The NYU Shanghai Performing and Visual Arts offer a range of studio courses and hybrid studio-seminar courses at levels ranging from enrichment classes to advanced arts practices. Our studios and classrooms function as research labs in which mastery of a subject through discipline and rigor builds resilience, self-knowledge, and confidence. They offer spaces for embodied experimentation; critical and analytic thinking within a global art context; cultivating technical development in ways that emphasize individual and divergent perspectives; and creating platforms for students to examine their subjects in relation to their lived experience. These transferable skills prepare students for pursuits in all fields beyond graduation.

  • About

    NYUSH has a robust and growing dance program committed to fostering excellence and discipline, providing a platfor

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  • Faculty

    Hailing from Beijing Dance Academy and the Minorities University dance departments, our faculty take pride in cont

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  • Courses

    We offer classes in Ballet, Chinese Minority & Folk Dance, Contemporary Dance, and Choreography & Performa

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    Music is one of the most communicative and shared art forms throughout humanity and the course of time. A universa

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  • Courses

    For two or four credits, these weekly lessons for intermediate to advanced skill levels provide one on one instruc

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  • About

    The Visual Arts at New York University Shanghai provides a space for students to develop their artistic potential,

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    Our faculty are practicing artists working in Shanghai and internationally, including New York and Los Angeles, an

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