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Portfolio Development

Class Description

Students will develop necessary skills to build a personal, thoughtful and technically proficient portfolio for successful application to leading accredited art schools.

With the aid of their instructor, students will select pieces from their other classes to include in their working portfolios. Letters of intent and statements of purpose will be covered as well as basic research on the AICAD (Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design) colleges and other NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) schools.

Basic instruction on how to document artwork as well as the creation of a digital portfolio will also be covered.

The final week of the program focuses on how to present our work and mount an exhibition, culminating in a gallery event and celebration on July 31st. Students, parents, friends and family are invited to tour the gallery exhibition and college fair.


Back to class safely – While we do hope to continue our in-person learning, please note that this learning experience may need to evolve to an online or hybrid learning platform based on the safety regulations and recommendations by the city and state.


Apply for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship!

Cornish is committed to making our courses available for youth students who demonstrate artistic and academic promise, financial need, and interest in the program by offering modest scholarship assistance. Cornish College reserves the right to change any final scholarship award based on the number of qualified applicants and available funding.

To apply, click here for the Cornish Extension Programs Scholarship Form!

Program Summer At Cornish

Instructors Lauren Boilini Winnie Westergard

Dates/Times

Registration is currently open with special Early Bird prices available now through March 1st.

Dates: July 9th – 30th

Times: Fridays, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Ages 14-18

Discipline Art & Design

Price $530.00; Early Bird $450

Dress Requirements

There are no dress requirements for this intensive.

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