Studio Intensives

Fall/Winter 2020


Studio Intensives are a series of extracurricular scholarship programs designed to provide arts training to New York City high school students. Beginning this fall, we are offering a special online course focused on Portfolio Development that includes support for the college application process.

Below: Students and Artwork from Past Studio Intensives Courses

Designed for students in grades 10–12 who are interested in applying to Bachelor of Fine Arts programs, our Portfolio Development Intensive is a free, five-session, live online course that begins in November 2020.

Online sessions will be held Saturdays at 10 AM: 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, and 12/12. An introductory meeting will be held prior to the start of the first session.

Sessions last approximately two hours; all materials are included. Students who successfully complete multiple Studio Institute programs are eligible to apply for Studio college scholarships.

Don’t miss out on this unique, free opportunity to strengthen your portfolio and get personalized guidance from professional visual artists.


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2020 Portfolio Development & College Support Course

In this course you will:

  • Investigate key elements of building a compelling portfolio
  • Receive tips on how to write a powerful artist statement
  • Receive guidance from visual art professionals—and a one-on-one portfolio review
  • Create compelling work to build a portfolio that shows depth of skill
  • Get assistance with written components that meet college admissions requirements and can be submitted for visual arts-based scholarships.

The course includes small group sessions, individualized feedback, and a rich bank of resources to support sharing your creative voice and demonstrate artistic skill.