Summer Art Intensive how to apply
How to Apply
The Cooper Union Summer Art Intensive accepts resident and non-resident students, ages 15—18, who will be living in New York City or surrounding areas this summer during the course of the program. Preference is given to rising Juniors and Seniors. Students choose 1 of 4 concentrations.
Students take drawing classes in addition to their chosen concentration. All students attend a contemporary art seminar and creative writing workshop once a week, and visit major museums and gallery districts.
Where and When
Students must submit their application and portfolio online by April 15th here.
Classes take place July 1—31, 2019 Monday—Thursdays from 9am—4pm, with an art exhibition reception on August 1st, 4—7pm.
What to submit for a Portfolio
All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 10—20 jpeg images (not to exceed 4MB in size per piece) of their best and most recent work, with a minimum of 5 drawings from direct observation, including a self portrait in some form. Only submit work made within the last 2 years. You may include images from your sketchbook, Vimeo or YouTube links for your video or animation work. A personal website cannot be used in place of a portfolio through submittable.com. Students are encouraged to apply even though you may not have taken classes before in photography, design, or animation.
In a statement of no more than 250 words please write about the motivating observations and interests that inspire you as a visual thinker.
All student applications will be reviewed by a committee of professional artists and guest alumni who represent the teaching staff of the Summer Art Intensive.
Applications are available online until April 15th, 2019.
Students are contacted by email by April 22th regarding admission. Please call 212.353.4202 with any questions, or write to us here.
Tuition and fees
Application fee: $35
Instruction, material, travel, book & museum fees: $2,900
Upon admission, student must make a $500 deposit by May 1, 2019.
Total balance is due by May 15, 2019.
HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE. The Cooper Union does not offer dormitory housing during the summer session. Please visit our Other Housing Options page for assistance in finding potential housing.