Language Courses at the IFA

The Institute of Fine Arts offers courses in French, German and Italian reading comprehension. Courses are offered at the beginner and intermediate levels. Advanced courses may be organized on a select basis.

These non-credit courses meet for ninety-minute sessions twice a week. Partially underwritten by the Institute, the charge to the student is $325 per course.
Students in the Master’s program at the Institute of Fine Arts must pass a reading comprehension examination in French, German, or Italian prior to graduation. Doctoral students are required to pass examinations in two modern languages relevant to their area of specialization, and are expected to learn other languages that will equip them for advanced research in their chosen fields.

Language courses at the Institute are not open to outside students. For further information about foreign language study or requirements, please contact the Academic Office (tel: 212-992-5868 email: .)

If you would like to pay for your language course via credit card, please fill out to the form below. You will be able to fill out your credit card information in the subsequent form.

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