The High School of Art and Design is a New York City Career and Technical Education high school. Founded in 1936 as the School of Industrial Art, the school moved to its 56th Street Sutton Place location in September 2012. High School of Art and Design is operated by the New York City Department of Education.
For over seventy years, Art and Design High School has nurtured talented students through its extensive art program to become accomplished professionals. Located in the heart of New York City’s cultural center, we are a community of scholars dedicated to fostering the creative and academic talents of each of our gifted art students. We are nationally known for our design programs in architecture, fashion design, graphic design, illustration and digital photography and video technology. Graduates from our school are leaders in the field of art and the community at large.
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