High School Summer Art Intensive: July 7 - August 3, 2019

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High School Summer Art Intensive: July 7 - August 3, 2019

More than an education, New York University’s High School Summer Art Intensive is an experience!

Located in NYU’s internationally recognized Art and Art Professions department, this 4-week program is designed to provide students interested in the broad scope of art an introduction to the experience of being an art student at a prestigious New York City institution. Through unique and intensive studio projects, instruction, and cultural activities students will gain:

  • First-hand challenges and experiences as NYU art students
  • Dedicated time and instruction towards the development of core skills requisite to both building a strong college preparatory portfolio and becoming a well-rounded critical thinker

  • Access to NYU’s remarkable facilities: printmaking, digital labs, laser engraving, 3D printing, and more

  • Access to other creative institutions in New York City (Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Whitney Museum of Art)

  • Opportunity to mount a final exhibition of exhibit art work in one of NYU’s East Village student art galleries

    Classes Offered:

    • Painting & Drawing
    • Printmaking & Sculpture
    • Digital & Video
    • Seminar Class - Course on Theory and Aesthetics to expand conceptual knowledge of art as well as visiting lectures by arts professionals in variety of careers. 
    • Art in the City - Field trips to NYC's great arts institutions as well as private studio tours. 

      Sample Schedule

      Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 9:00am-12:00pm, lunch, 1:30-5:00pm
      Class and Studio Work: Students will be in classes during this time.

      Tuesday: 10:00am-4:00pm
      Art in the City: Students will journey off-campus, exploring arts in New York City. Such sites include, but are not limited to: art galleries, artist talks, artist studios, museum visits, and other artistically relevant locations.

      Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm, lunch, 1:30-5:00pm
      Special Workshops: Students will have dedicated time for learning new media processes. Possible processes include, but are not limited to: collage laser engraving, contemporary printmaking, and digital editing using Photoshop and Illustrator.

      Social Events
      NYU Programs plans social outing during weeknights and weekends. Students should always be active and busy.

Who Can Apply

High School students going into their Sophomore (10th), Junior (11th), or Senior (12th) year.

With only 54 slots, this program seeks to create a close-knit community of established and beginner creatives. Students will work directly with practicing art professionals and peers.  

Designed to provide close attention to a select number of young creatives, through rigorous and unique studio projects, visits to New York City’s creative institutions, as well as visits to other off-campus sites where artists live and create, NYU’s High School Summer Art Intensive will build a creative community extending beyond summer.

Program Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2019

Classes will take place at NYU’s Barney Building on Stuyvesant Street in the heart of the East Village, one of the city’s most exciting neighborhoods. 

2018 Program Costs

Tuition:  $4,040
Program Fee (special events and activities):  $160
Housing:  $255 per week
Meal plan (assuming 10 meals + $25 Dining Dollars per week):  $170 per week

Total:  $5,900

Please note:
2019 Program Costs are to-be-determined.

Scholarships are available!
More information is sent to those who have submitted an application (apply online via application)

How to Apply

Application process opens February 1, 2019

Summer Art Intensive applicants must complete a two-step application process, which includes an online application and a portfolio of work uploaded to Slideroom.  Work documented does not have to be finished.  All mediums are welcome.

Early Acceptance Deadline: April 01, 2019

Final Deadline: April 15, 2019

  Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in mid-May.

Applications received after Sunday, April 15, 2019 will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space remains.

*International Students are welcome and encouraged to apply. Proof of English language proficiency is required as well as a F-1 Visa. Details on how to submit this information will be provided through the application process. 


For more information, please contact Professor Noel Anderson at steinhardt.art.intensive@nyu.edu

Admitted Students:

Accepted applicants will receive further information and access in the form of emails. Please be patient during the processing of applications.


Housing in Founders Hall, an NYU Student Residence Hall, is mandatory for this program.  Founders Hall is within walking distance of Barney Building, our studio art facility, in the East Village.  Additional information.

Admitted Students

Admitted students and their respective parents/guardians must review the Student Handbook and complete the mandatory forms linked within the handbook including the Consent to Disclosure and the Overnight Leave Form.


Learn about what you will need and how to prepare for your time in New York through our High School Summer Art Intensive Blog.

We engourage prospective students to take a look at last year's blog to get a sense of life on campus, program details and events offered through NYU. *Please note information and details reflect 2017 and will be updated.

Info Sessions and Mailing List

Learn more about NYU's programs for high school students by attending an info session and joining the mailing list

Some proceeds from the NYU Summer Art Intensive will be used for scholarships for the NYU BFA Studio Art program.