Art Portfolio Review Days and National Portfolio Review Days
The Cooper Union School of Art application for the Fall 2013 will be available September 2012. Students interested in applying and requesting information should review the application information at the Office of Admissions. Applicants for freshman and transfer admission will be required to complete and send in a Home Test of visual problems, a questionnaire, a sketchbook and any additional original work. This should include sketchbooks, actual work, as well as work appropriate in digital format. For Early Decision, the Home Test will be e-mailed to applicants in Mid-December. For Regular Decision, the Home Test will be emailed to applicants in late January. If you are applying for Early Decision and do not receive the Home Test by second week of January, please call the Office of Admissions at (212) 353-4120. If you are applying for regular decision and do not receive the Home Test by the second week in February, please call the Admissions office at (212) 353-4120.
Each application is reviewed by a faculty committee consisting of a cross-section of disciplines in the School of Art. Final decisions are made by the School of Art Admissions Committee based on all the elements of the application, with substantial weight given to the Home Test problems. Admission is offered to approximately 60 students. Admissions decisions will be available in early April.
The School of Art holds a series of Art Portfolio Review Days in the fall, at which prospective students bring portfolios for review and have the opportunity to learn more about the school from faculty and alumni. The Art Portfolio Review Day consists of an orientation, a guided tour of the facilities and an individual portfolio review by faculty or alumni of the School of Art. The dates of the Art Portfolio Review Days are listed below.
In addition to our own Art Portfolio Review Days, faculty and alumni of the School of Art also visit portfolio day events throughout the country sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association. Like the Art Portfolio Review Days, portfolio days are not a formal part of the admissions process but often play a role in successful applications. Art work is reviewed by faculty members and alumni who advise potential art students. A large percentage of students accepted to the School of Art have been reviewed by faculty or alumni at a NPDA Portfolio Day, an Art Portfolio Review Day or through the Saturday/Outreach Program. Listed below are the National Portfolio Days Cooper will be attending.
Cooper Art Portfolio Days
Friday, November 9th at 3:30pm
Friday, November 16th at 3:30pm
Friday November 30th at 3:30pm
National Portfolio Days
Saturday, October 6th at Woodlands Waterway Marriott in Houston, TX
Sunday, October 7th at Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX
Sunday, October 14th at Laguna College of Art in San Diego, CA
Saturday, October 20th at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY
Sunday, October 21st at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL
Sunday, November 4th at Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA
Sunday, November 11th at The Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, November 17th at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY
Sunday, November 18th at Parsons the New School for Design in New York, NY
Saturday, December 1st at Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC
Sunday, December 2nd at Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, MD
Sunday, December 8th at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA
Saturday, January 19th at Four Points by Sheraton New Orleans Airport Hotel in New Orleans, LA
Saturday, January 19th at San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, CA
Sunday, January 20th at Art Center in Pasadena, CA
Saturday, January 26th at New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL
Sunday, January 27th at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL