Undergraduate Portfolio Prep


NYART Undergraduate Portfolio Prep course is designed for freshman or transfer undergraduate applicants for college. For an undergraduate portfolio, it is important to show how risk-taking in and dedicated you are to expressing your concepts, ideas and interests, more importantly so than technical skills.

Our professional instructors and admissions staff specialize in devising individual curricula for students based on their targeted major and schools, previous GPA, and background. NYART’s instructors work individually with each student to develop each project designed just for the student, so everyone gets different projects for their unique portfolio.

NYART’s Undergraduate Portfolio Prep course, if combined with Admission Management Program, includes all aspects of assistance in the entire art school admission process including consultations, essay writing, application submission, documentation of portfolio works and communication with colleges.

We offer long-term, as well as short-term classes to accommodate student needs.


Regular Course

  • Portfolio preparation course for major art school admissions
  • Specialized curriculum for each individual according to major and school of choice
  • 4 hours / class
  • One semester = 12 weeks
  • 12 classes (within 12 wks)
  • 24 classes (within 12 wks)
  • 36 classes (within 12 wks)

Intensive Course

  • The shortest and the most effective course
  • Shortest targeted program for safe admission
  • 6 months’ worth of work completed in 8 weeks
  • Great for out-of-state and international students
  • Save on living expenses in NYC
  • 4 hours / class * 2 = 8 hours / day
  • 80 classes (5 days / wk * 8 wks)
  • 120 classes (6 days / wk * 12 wks)
  • 144 classes (6 days / wk * 12 wks)
  • Online Class: Students living outside USA or NYC. Instructor’s continuous communication via email aside from actual class sessions.
  • Private Lessons: 1:1 complete portfolio preparation, 100% Accepted to MFA Programs!; Most successful rate of scholarships awarded.
  • customized hours


  • Each class is 4 hours, except for Private Lessons and Online Class
  • NYART offers small intimate classes to create a distinctive portfolio that highlights your talent.
  • Successful admission comes out of wonderful teamwork! A team of instructors, advisors and coordinators work closely to keep track of your progress!


  • Anyone who wants to finish portfolio in a short period of time.
  • International and out-of-state students who want to save money by expediting portfolio completion
  • Anyone at any skill level
  • 12 weeks (roughly 3 months) of INTENSIVE course is equivalent to roughly 6-10 months of REGULAR course.
  • Course duration can be CUSTOMIZED. Please contact us.


  • Anyone hoping to build a portfolio for art school admissions at a steady pace.
  • Anyone with or without previous experience in a desired area of study.
  • Anyone who has time during the evening and/or weekend.
  • Anyone who needs to make a specialized art portfolio
  • Anyone looking to build a portfolio in a focused environment.
  • Anyone at any art skill level


  • Anyone willing to commit full time to making a complete portfolio for summer
  • High School students and international students welcome !
  • Anyone who wants the benefits of our INTENSIVE course AND special activities
  • Workshops, portfolio reviews, art college information sessions, school visits, museum field trips.
New York Art Studio issues certificate upon completion of full-time 1-year program or equivalent class hours.


  • Individualized application preparation guide
  • Art and design colleges application workshop
  • Information sessions by major art schools and 1:1 portfolio evaluation by our admission counselor.
  • Visits to renowned art schools, galleries, museums and field trips.
  • 8 hours per day, MONDAY to SATURDAY


48 classes for 4 WEEKS

96 classes for 8 WEEKS

144 classes for 12 WEEKS



Total care program for all procedures and requirements for admission upon completion of the portfolio.

  • Application process assistance
  • Selection of artwork for portfolio
  • Professional portfolio photo shoot (up to 20 artworks)
  • Slideroom Upload Assist
  • Portfolio Digital Formatting
  • Essay/SOP revision (500-750 words)
  • NY ART Transcript
  • Recommendation letters
  • Prepare for college/graduate school interviews
  • WES Application Assistance
  • Report test results to each school applied (IBT/IELTS)
  • Info Sessions from major art schools’ admission officers(summer applicants only)
  • All communications included from submission to decision notice


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