The Saturday Program
Applying to The Saturday Program
Application for Fall '22 / Spring '23 academic year is now available for prospective and returning students
*All returning students must submit a new application.
Due date: September 11th. Space is limited.
* The Saturday Program is fully onsite. All high school students accepted to the program must be vaccinated and booster up to date.
Fall semester starts Oct. 1st - Dec. 10th, 2022, Spring semester Jan. 28th - April 15th, 2023
The Saturday Program
The Cooper Union's Saturday Program offers eight free studio art courses enrolling over 200 New York City public high school students. All classes meet onsite Saturdays from 10-5pm- fall semester October1st - December 10th, 2022 and spring semester Jan. 28th- April 15th, 2023.
This schedule provides the intensive working time necessary to explore media, technique, and concept for both the beginner and the student with art experience.
Subjects offered for grades 9 through 12 are:
- Digital Media/ Photography
- Graphic Design
- Sculpture (New Materials)
- Senior Studio Visual Art* Portfolio Prep (12th grade only)
- Senior Studio Design* Portfolio Prep (12th grade only)
Students need no prior experience, just strong motivation. An online application must be submitted to be considered for the program. Those who have attended the Saturday Program at The Cooper Union in prior years will be offered a place in the program as space permits. Returning students do not need to re-apply however must submit a confirmation form (emailed to directly to students mid-Dec). New students who want to join for the Spring must submit the online application.
For high school seniors, our year-long long Senior Studio classes provide portfolio development support to successfully compete for admissions to art and architecture colleges. These intensive studio courses include individual advisement and studio visits with professional artists. Applicants to Senior Studios must attend an informal work review before gaining admission into these classes.
All classes take field trips to museums, galleries. Creative writing workshops are integrated into the visual arts curriculum. Each year the program culminates in April with an art exhibition.
Saturday Program 2022 exhibition website:
For more information and questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a current Cooper Union student and would like to work for The Saturday Program as an Instructor or Student Support Staff, check for listings here