Undergraduate art program at Columbia

<p>I'm trying to decide whether to finish my application for Columbia College at Columbia University, because I have concerns about the Core Curriculum. I know that I want to become a Studio Art major, but I've been told that I wouldn't be able to take any art classes until my third year. Is this true? </p>

<p>Someone told me I might be able to take art if i test out of a language, but I want to either continue the language I'm taking now, or start a new one. I also want to continue studying humanities for all four years and math for at least one or two years.</p>

<p>What would be the benefits of being an art major at Columbia versus at NYU? Being in the city is very important to me, but I want to know what else an art major can get out of Columbia that you can't at NYU.</p>

<p>Thanks!</p>

<p>Not true. You can take Visual Arts courses right away, even 2 in the first semester. You have control over your classes. The Core is not that time consuming. It is also one of the best Visual Arts programs in the country if you take some time to research the tremendous faculty in the program and the opportunities undergraduates have in the arts at Columbia.</p>

<p>This may not be true/useful for your situation, but Columbia's financial aid packages seem to be typically better than NYU's, in terms of grants vs loans and overall amount of money they offer you. Not really relevant to art majoring, hah.</p>