Developed by NYU’s internationally recognized Art and Art Professions Department, this 4-week online program is designed to provide students interested in the broad scope of art with an introduction to the experience of being an art student at a prestigious New York City institution.
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.View work from previous years
Goals for our virtual students:
- Create a new body of work that students can use in potential college portfolio applications.
- Experience new materials and technologies like video and digital image-making software.
- Learn about the NYU art department, its faculty, and its unique approach to contemporary art in an intimate first-hand way.
- Understand what it means to be a working artist in New York City from working artists themselves at various stages of their career ranging from artists at the emerging stages of their career to artists who have established themselves internationally at the vanguard of contemporary art.
- Experience NYU from their homes. Since 2020 our wonderful instructors and students have adapted to teaching and working on creative coursework remotely. We look forward to bringing this experience to our virtual program so our virtual students can excel from any location.
Students will enroll in three Studio art courses and one Non-Studio course in which students will explore the New York City art scene through conversations and virtual studio visits with practicing artists.
Courses offered include digital art, painting and drawing, and sculpture.
How to Apply
Applications Open February 1, 2022
Summer Art Intensive applicants must complete an online application and a portfolio of work (10-20 images). Work documented does not have to be finished. All mediums are welcome.
Early Acceptance Deadline: April 1, 2022
Final Deadline: May 1, 2022
Notification: Applicants who apply for early decision will receive notification of acceptance by the first week of May. All other applicants will be notified by June 1, 2022.
Applications received after May 1, 2022, will be reviewed on a rolling basis as space remains.
Who Can Apply
High school students going into their Sophomore (10th), Junior (11th), or Senior (12th) year.
Designed to provide close attention to a select number of young creatives through rigorous and unique studio projects and esteemed instructors and guest lecturers. NYU’s Virtual Art Program builds a community that extends beyond summer.
Program Dates: July 10 - August 6, 2022
International Students are welcome and encouraged to apply but should be aware that all courses will be held synchronously during Eastern Standard Time.
International students who are 1) not currently studying at US school and 2) not native speakers of English are required to submit scores from an English language exam to demonstrate their proficiency in English.
Accepted tests include TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, PTE Academic, C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency, MELAB, Duolingo English Test, or iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency).
Test scores can be self-reported on the “Test Scores” page of the application or sent directly to New York University by the testing agency.
English Language Testing Exemptions: If you are currently attending or have attended school in which English is the language of instruction for at least three full years at the time of application, you may submit a transcript instead. Transcripts submitted in lieu of testing can be uploaded to the application.
Scholarships Are Available!
More information is sent to those who have submitted an online application. We encourage applicants who want to be considered for scholarships to apply by the April 1, 2022, Early Decision Deadline.Apply Now
Deposits and Refunds: A $150 non-refundable deposit is due when you confirm your enrollment into the program. If the program is canceled before the start of the program, there will be full tuition and deposit refunds. Refunds will not be given if the program has begun and the applicant has been fully enrolled.
Some proceeds from the NYU Summer Art Intensive will be used for scholarships for the Department of Art and Art Professions.