Ashcan Art’s Pre-College Summer Program 2016

Your portfolio is THE MOST critical component to a College application

Discover your Unique Creative Vision & start/complete an Outstanding Portfolio this Summer

Ashcan Art‘s Pre-College Summer Program 2016



Drawing for BFA admissions – DRAWING CLASS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11-3 & 4-8


Sculpture for BFA admissions – SCULPTURE CLASS Wednesdays & Thursdays  11-3- & 4-8



Design for BFA admissions – DESIGN CLASS Mondays & Tuesdays  11-3- & 4-8


Model for BFA admissions – ARCHITECTURE Class Saturdays 4-8

 Fashion Design for BFA admissions, FASHION DESIGN Class Mondays 11-3 & 4-8




NYU BFA Animation

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Applying to NYU & The Film & Television Portfolio

Film & Television Portfolio

Undergraduate Division, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television Application and Creative Portfolio requirements

There are two required components that you must submit to successfully complete your application for admission:

  1. You must complete the Common Application with the NYU Supplement; provide the required academic documentation, testing, recommendations and supporting credentials. These items should be submitted directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please go to this link for more information:

    NYU Application (

  2. You must prepare a four-part creative portfolio and submit via the Department online application system, Slideroom. Please note that, upon submitting your creative portfolio, Slideroom does charge a $12.00 fee for applicants to use this service (you may pay this fee with credit or debit card). Your creative portfolio must be uploaded via Slideroom on or before the application deadline.

You can register and set up a department account at this link:

Once you have registered to start a creative portfolio via Slideroom, you may step away and come back at any time, until the final deadline. Please make sure that you save your progress after each visit, and do not click to submit until you are 100% sure that you have properly uploaded the required components outlined below. Once you click submit, you may no longer edit your creative portfolio.

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Freshman Early Decision: uploaded by November 1st, notified mid-December

Freshman Early Decision II:  uploaded by January 1st

Freshman Regular Decision: uploaded by January 1st, notified mid-March

Internal Transfer: uploaded by March 1st, notified mid-March (Summer 2014 start)*

External Transfer: uploaded by April 1st, notified mid-April (Summer 2014 start)*

*Please note:  All accepted transfer students must begin their studies over the summer.


Part 1.  A one-page resume that highlights creative work accomplished, activities and relevant employment. Your resume must also include: Your full name, home address, date of birth, the name of your high school and any extra curricular activities or work in your community.  (Save as a pdf and upload  to

Part 2.  Leadership and Collaboration Anecdote – Leadership and collaboration are important ingredients for creating successful media projects.  In three hundred words or less (no more than one page, double-spaced), describe an experience in which you exercised leadership and/or took part in a productive collaboration. We’re interested in both your insights into these issues and your ability to tell an engaging short story. (Save as a pdf and upload to

Part 3.  Personal Story  – Describe an event in your life and how it changed you or someone close to you.  This event can be dramatic and/or comedic, major or minor.   The assignment should be written as a short story.  Please do not write about why or what led you to pursue a degree in film and television production.  Ultimately we are looking for evidence of your potential as a storyteller.
FORMAT: Up to four typed, double-spaced 8.5” x 11″ pages.(Save as a PDF and upload

Part 4.  Creative Submission –  A creative submission that shows visual storytelling and imaginative expression of thought. Choose ONLY ONE of the following:

a.   Film or video/ live action, fiction, experimental, documentary or animation.  (Up to ten minutes total running time). Video footage of staged plays or theatre performances is not acceptable. Your submission should be a complete work which represents your best effort and one which engages your audience. Please be clear about your specific contributions to the video sample. Please test your video prior to submission.  If you are submitting a link, please be sure no downloads or passwords are required. You may upload up to 125MB of video.  If your video file is larger please provide a YouTube or Vimeo link on the media page within Slideroom.

b.  A portfolio of drawings, paintings, sculpture or set design. Your submission should reflect clearly developed ideas and themes. You may upload up to 10 photographic or scanned images of your work. (Still images and scans uploaded to tischfilmandtv.slideroom.comshould be a minimum of 72 dpi).

c. A sequence of ten to fifteen still images on any subject which shows a story. These images can be drawings (in the form of a storyboard), still photos or created through montage.  Your images should convey a clear and imaginative visual sense.(Still images and scans uploaded to should be a minimum of 72 dpi).

d.  No more than six pages of creative writing consisting of either a complete short story, film script or stage play.  FORMAT: 8.5 ” x 11″ pages typed double spaced or screenplay format where applicable. (Save as a pdf and upload to

Exact credits must be specified: the applicant must be the principal creative force of the creative work submitted. Please make sure your name and date of birth are on all pieces of portfolio materials you upload. Please send the requested items only. Failure to do so will be grounds for automatic disqualification. Please, no substitutions, variations, or extraneous materials.

Do NOT wait until the last minute to register on Slideroom. And do NOT wait until the last minute to submit your creative portfolio, in case any technical issues arise.

All components of your creative portfolio must be submitted  Our online portal offers additional instructions for submitting work. For technical assistance, please contact

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NYU Student Work 

NYU BFA Admissions Requirements

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  • Application (Common Application)
  • Application Fee
  • Writing Supplement
  • Standardized tests
  • Interviews
  • Two letters of recommendation

Deadline: January 1

BFA Studio Art

How To Apply

Follow the instructions outlined by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions for filing application materials. If you use the Common Application, please follow the directions for the NYU Supplement and do not follow the instructions for the Common Application Art Supplement.

application deadlines

University application: November 1, 2013
Portfolio: November 10, 2013

University application: January 1, 2014
Portfolio: January 9, 2014


For Spring 2014:
University application: November 1, 2013
Portfolio: November 10, 2013

For Fall 2014:

University application: April 1, 2014
Portfolio: April 9, 2014

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NYU BFA STUDENT WORK by ASHCAN Graduate Joeun Aatchim Kim 

Your portfolio may arrive any time before the deadline but will not be reviewed until your application for admission is complete. Portfolios received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

portfolio guidelines

Work submitted can be in any style or medium and should show a dedication to and investment in innovation and exploration. Students should select work that best shows their personal styletechnical skillsideas and creative approaches to subject matter and materials.

Portfolio Instructions:

All components of your portfolio must be submitted through A account is free; however, the submission fee is $10.00. All portfolios must be submitted by the application deadline.

For, you will submit:

1. 15-20 images of work completed within the last two years, done in any medium (painting, drawing, sculpture, video, photography, digital art, installation, sound, etc.). Each image MUST contain the work’s title, year completed, medium and size.

2. A one-page artist’s statement describing your:

a) goals as an artist;

b) artistic influences, including two contemporary artists who are nationally or internationally recognized (these artists should have created new work within the past 20 years and they should be represented in major art museums or art galleries which feature contemporary visual artists);

c) background and interests, including previous art training, and films, literature, or music you enjoy and how they relate to your art work;

d) what you hope to gain from studying in the studio art program at NYU. 

Videos can be submitted in addition to, but not in place of, digital images. Videos can be a compilation of various works, but the total running time cannot exceed five minutes. Genres appropriate to video documentation include video art, performance, and kinetic art, NOT documentation of sculptures or exhibitions.

All other application materials should be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
New York University
665 Broadway, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10012

For an online application, visit the web site:

For general admission information, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions; 212 998-4500;

note for early decision applicants: 

November Early Decision applicants are strongly urged to contact the Student Services Counselor, Alex Jovanovich, 212 998-5708 to discuss the readiness of their portfolio.

notes for transfer applicants: 

Transfer applicants are strongly advised to make an in-person or telephone appointment with the Director of the Undergraduate Program, Professor Jesse Bransford. Please call 212.998.5700 to schedule an appointment.

Artist’s Statement: in addition to requirements stated above, transfer applicants should discuss, on a separate sheet, their reasons for transferring, the name and location of the school currently attending, as well as their current class standing- i.e. freshman, sophomore, etc. and submit a list of the college-level studio art and art history classes completed (and in progress), with grades received.

details & dates for  upcoming Information Sessions & Recruitment Events.

Prof. Jesse Bransford
Undergraduate Program Director
212 998-5712

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NYU BFA STUDENT WORK by ASHCAN Graduate Joeun Aatchim Kim