School of Visual Arts
Applications are currently being accepted for the 2018 School of Visual Arts. If you prefer to drop off a physical portfolio, please contact us for the drop off location nearest to you.
School of Visual Arts Adjudication Process
There are two forms that need to be completed to apply to the School of Visual Arts in addition to submitting your portfolio:
All student applicants must submit a portfolio of 8-10 images of their most outstanding and recent work, with a minimum of 4 drawings from direct observation. Including a self-portrait from observation (not a photograph) is recommended. You may include images from your sketchbook. Subjects such as cartoon characters, superheroes, and athletes should not be included. Works that are traced or copied from another picture will also not be accepted.
Submitting an Online Portfolio
Via Web: You may upload your audition to Dropbox and email the link to NYSSSA. email@example.com or mail a flash drive to the NYSSSA Albany Office (flash drives will not be returned). NYSSSA will confirm receipt of digital portfolio within one week (please call the office if you have not received confirmation after one week).
You can submit a maximum of ten (10) images.
Each image file must be titled with your Last Name, underscore, First Name, underscore, image number. Example: Smith_John_01.
File type: .jpg
Maximum size in any direction: 1000px
Image Script: Enter image number, title, medium, dimensions, production date for each entry, and up to 60 words of description if applicable
We will not accept emailed files, CDs, slides, DVDs, or VHS.
NYSSSA Portfolio Review
After submitting your Online Application for the School of Visual Arts, Drop off your portfolio to an adjudication site (with completed Portfolio Contents Form attached to portfolio).
Tuition and Financial Aid
The total cost of tuition, room, and board is $2,250. NYSSSA awards financial assistance based upon individual need.