Arts Intensive Program

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The New York School of the Arts is dedicated to providing a supportive environment and an education that is directly relevant to the challenges of working as an artist today. Led by Executive Director Maurizio Pellegrin, the Arts Intensive Program is a dynamic two- or three-year course that provides a supportive environment and an education that is directly relevant to the challenges of a working artist. It focuses on individual development through one-to- one mentoring and practical studio and course work. Each student is provided with a shared work space.
The program also fosters working relationships with professional artists, and provides access to the vibrant contemporary art scene of New York.


Students in the Arts Intensive Program benefit from:

  • Studio space in a communal environment.  

  • Opportunity to focus on one fine art discipline: Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking, Drawing, or Mixed Media/Installations.  

  • Course Instruction requirements include 12 courses per year: 4 courses in area of concentration and 8 elective courses.

  • Ten hours of one-on-one mentorship with faculty members of your choice.

  • Two (selected) workshops per year at no additional cost

  • Enrollment in the Masterclass lecture series

  • Access to selected school lectures and panel discussions

  • Individual critique with a selected faculty member

  • Year-end review with Executive Director, Maurizio Pellegrin

  • Access to professional practice assistance including portfolio preparation and website development

  • Participation in school group exhibitions throughout the academic year

  • Final Exhibition at the end of the program

  • A certificate authenticating completion of the curriculum

Program Tuition


Applications for the New York School of the Arts are now open for the year 2019/2020.  The program will commence on a quarterly rolling basis beginning in January. 

For more information please contact Alex Vega at 646-880-4969 or email

Completion of High School education or equivalent is required to enroll in the Certificate and Arts Intensive Programs.