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.
You can submit a maximum of ten (10) images. The required image file, size, and image script are detailed below:
- 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 E-mailed files, CDs, slides, DVDs, or VHS.
Via Web: You may upload your audition to Dropbox and E-mail the link to NYSSSA at: email@example.com
Via Mail: You may mail a flash drive to the NYSSSA Albany Office at the below address:
Cultural Education Center
Albany, NY 12230
Please note that flash drives will not be returned. NYSSSA will confirm receipt of your digital portfolio within one week. If you do not receive confirmation after one week, please call the office: (518) 474-8773
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.