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 if you have any questions.

COVID-19 Policy – At this time Cornish  College of the Arts Vaccination Policy states that all students must: (a) establish that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine; (b) obtain an approved exemption. Students will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering any Cornish buildings.

Back to class safely – While this course is in person, we would like to offer this as a synchronous online option. Please email for any questions about how to make arrangements for that option.

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



Early Bird prices extended through March 15th! 

Dates: July 8th – 29th

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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