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Portfolio Development

Class Description

Students will develop the necessary skills to build a personal, thoughtful and technically proficient portfolio for successful application to colleges and scholarship funds.

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 different art departments across the country. We will practice public speaking, develop writing skills and conduct mock interviews, along with addressing general artist survival skills.

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

While this intensive may be taken independently, it is an elective that is designed to work in conjunction with our Art and Design Pre-College Foundations program. Please see that description or email summer@cornish.edu if you have any questions.


Due to the current health and safety restrictions, our Summer at Cornish intensives will are being held remotely. Through a mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning, students will perform and create with our Cornish instructors. Our intensives find the best balance to keep our students developing their skills by using a varied learning format that helps students create, design and perform!


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. Early Bird extended to April 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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