Pre- College Portfolio Preparation Programs

If you are struggling with your portfolio here are a few programs that can help

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Schedule & Hours : Portfolio Preparation classes 6 days a week, year round

Admissions: Begin classes anytime: Register Here


Tuition: $400 per course for four weeks (discounts for intensive packages)

Monday through Saturday 11-3 and 4-8



Manhattan Campus: 45 East 34th Street 4th floor, New York, NY 10016 / 1- 212- 967- 8101

Queens Campus : 252-20 Northern Blvd Suite 209, Little Neck, NY 11362 / 1- 718- 819- 0004

About Ashcan Studio: Certificate program, SVA 1 + 3 program, 100% acceptance rate, 5 million + in student scholarships, art school admissions expertise, small class sizes, individual projects, Arts high school portfolio preparation, College Freshman  & Transfer art & design school portfolio preparation, Masters art & design  portfolio preparation


Studio art space at Ashcan Studio 

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Schedule & Hours : The class runs annually from October-June with 3 hour classes, two days a week

AdmissionsRegistration or  registration page

Tuition: Free for students who qualify



Location:  545 West 25th Street, 15th Floor, NYC

About jumpstArt:  intensive after school program for high school juniors and seniors,  student art exhibition in Chelsea,  focus on college and portfolio preparation, students  work closely with artists, designers, printers, curators, public-speaking coaches and art administrators

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jumpstART students & student work 








Schedule & Hours : Saturday mornings for 11 weeks in the fall and spring semesters and every weekday for two weeks in the summer.

Admissions: Classes meet on Saturday mornings from September 28 to December 14, 2013. View course offeringsread the registration instructions, or register online now.

Tuition: Certificate Program: $410.00 (11 Saturday sessions) Young Scholars: Scholarship based



Location: The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

About Parsons Pre- college: Parsons offers a certificate program for students in grades 9–12 who plan to apply to art and design colleges. If you are entering the 12th grade, Portfolio Development course, help preparing artwork and presentations for college admission applications, other pre-college courses

About PARSONS SCHOLARS PROGRAM: Every fall, Parsons recruits 10th-grade students from New York City public schools for theParsons Scholars art and design college preparation program. This program offers scholarships to talented young students from lower-income families to study design at the college level. Parsons Scholars also explore the range of art and design careers and acquire skills and knowledge that will help them gain admittance to and succeed at Parsons or any other college of art and design. Learn more.

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Parsons Scholars


Pratt, Spring Weekend Program

Schedule & Hours: The class runs from February 1/2 – March 10/11 with 3, 5 hour classes per Saturday/Sunday (12 sessions)

Tuition: $395 – $745 plus fees

Admissions: registration page (Download form)



Location: 144 West 14 Street, Manhattan

About Weekend Program: Weekend courses in architecture, art and design, and portfolio development classes. High-school students have an invaluable opportunity to sharpen their portfolios, get a taste of college life, and earn college credits.

Pratt, Pre-College Summer Program

 Schedule & Hours: The class runs from July 7 – August 1 (4 weeks, 3 weekends), all courses and schedules will be available for students upon check-in

Tuition: $3.298 plus fees

Admissions: registration page (Download form)



Location: Brooklyn Campus, 200 Willoughby Avenue

About Pre-College Summer Program: Every summer, Pratt sponsors a college-level program for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors at its Brooklyn campus. It is an intensive immersion experience; approximately 400 high school students, ages 16–18, seize the opportunity to experience college-level study in Pratt Institute’s PreCollege program. Students are immersed in a program of art, design, architecture, or creative writing, modeled after Pratt’s undergraduate offerings. Upon completion of the program, students earn four elective college credits.

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PRATT Pre- College Program 

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Pre- College Portfolio

SVA, Spring Pre-College Program

Schedule & Hours: The class runs from January 25 – April 5 with 3 hour classes

Tuition: $600 per course (A limited number of need/merit-based scholarships are available)

Admissions: registration page



Location: 209 East 23 Street, Manhattan

About Pre-College Program: Pre-College Program is designed for high school students who want to enhance their creative skills, learn more about a particular field of art, develop a portfolio and/or experience the challenges and triumphs that exist at one of the most dynamic colleges.

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SVA Pre-College Program

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