Art Portfolio Prep

NYSA’s Portfolio Prep classes are divided amongst basic to advanced majors and designed to maximize creativity. Students curate portfolios with tailored content specific to each major and department through various media types such as 2D, 3D, video, and installations.

 

Our faculty helps each student prepare their portfolio, with one-on-one discussions.  We invite current art school admissions officers to review student portfolios to optimize applications and scholarship opportunities. 

 

The NYSA portfolio program not only covers portfolios, but also supportive consulting, workshops, essays, and application submission. We will be with you until the day you receive your acceptance letter.

About the Portfolio Prep Class

Prestigious Team

The NYSA faculty is made up of instructors and admissions officers from prestigious art schools in the United States. Students receive portfolio guidance from professors of their dream universities.

Optimized Portfolio

NYSA’s Portfolio Prep program classes are divided into basic to advanced majors and designed to maximize creativity. Students build portfolios with tailored content specific to each major and department through various media types such as 2D, 3D, video, and installations.

Our highly tailored classes allow students to undertake specific projects based on their preferred major or interests. NYSA’s faculty provides real-time feedback to streamline their workflow and help students produce their best results.

Presentations & Critiques

NYSA classes include college-level presentations and critiques.

Our faculty helps each student prepare their portfolio and practice presenting in front of real art professors.

Students gain practical experience and the opportunity to preview real-life college presentations and critique sessions before stepping up as a true artist in the real world.

 

Director’s One on One Supervision

The NYSA faculty members are affiliated with top art schools in the United States.

We provide continued and in-depth direction on individual journeys, majors, and schools.

 

Portfolio Admission’s Review

Current art school admissions officers review student portfolios to optimize applications and scholarship opportunities.

College Application Premium Service (CAPS)

The NYSA Portfolio Prep program not only covers portfolio curation, but also provides supportive consulting, workshops, essay feedback, and application submission assistance. We will be with you until the day you receive your acceptance letter.

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Meet the 

Head Director

KJ LEE

KJ Lee is an artist and educator with more than twenty years of teaching experience. She received an MFA in Painting from the School of Art Institute of Chicago (SIAC), where she currently serves as an admission portfolio reviewer.

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Portfolio Class Curriculum

Drawing 

  • Line 

  • Proportion

  • Volume

  • Composition

  • Light and shadow

  • Perspective

 

Painting  

  • Acrylic, oil, watercolor

  • Color theory

  • Textures

  • Spaces

  • Developing in own style

  • Black and white

 

Sculpture

  • Modern 3D

  • Relationship between form, material, space and content

  • Contemporary and innovative sculptures

  • Installations

  • Castings

  • Mold making

 

Animation

  • Concept with movement

  • Media tools (2d and 3d)

  • Illustration

  • Photoshop

  • Primer 

  • I movie 

  • Story

  • Comic

 

Conceptual Arts

  • Parsons challenge 

  • RISD assignments

  • Conceptual creative processes

  • Writing

Graphic Design

  • Mockup

  • Idea thinking

  • Digital Image Making

  • Motion Design

  • Print and Digital Production

  • Product design

  • Logo design​

Fashion Design

  • Fashion illustration

  • Textile

  • Sewing

  • Fashion figure

  • Mood board

Idea Sketchbook

  • Daily drawing

  • Process drawing

  • planning

  • Experimental

  • Calarts sketchbook

 

Figure Drawing 

  • Proportion

  • Short/long pose

  • Expression

  • Nude drawing

  • Movement

  • Gesture

  • Volume

  • Character

 

Mixed Media

  • Collage

  • Photomontages

  • Assemblage

  • Imaginative image

  • Combine media

Illustration

  • Storyboard

  • Conceptual problem solving

  • Materials exploration

  • Computer software

  • Anatomy

Fashion Portfolio Classes

Student Interviews