National Academy School, photo: Kate Stamas Photography, 2015

Studio Art Intensive.

The Studio Art Intensive Program is ideal for students seeking artistic enrichment, eager to launch an art career, or in the midst of preparing for competitive MFA programs. Please navigate the links below to learn more.

Are you ready to push your creative boundaries? Take the next step here.

Learn more about our program:
Preparation for the Art Market

Personalized Curriculum

Exhibition Experience

Dedicated Studio Space

Student Reflections

Director and Faculty.
Led by Maurizio Pellegrin, Director of the Academy School, the Academy’s faculty is composed of national and international professional artist-teachers. The School’s curriculum reflects this dynamic with educational offerings that are engaging, practical, and relate to the challenges of working as an artist today.

Note for International Students.
This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students. We are glad to answer questions and talk with you about how to get the most out of your experience at the National Academy School.

International Student Application.
Admission applications (including application form, scholarship, and complete I-20 application) are accepted on a rolling basis. Along with a completed application, each student should submit an artist statement and a representational portfolio. A personal interview will be conducted. Click for Information and Application.

Academic Year 2016 – 2017 Tuition Fees
2 year program: $16,500 per year. *Subject to change.
Scholarships and payment plans available.

Join us to enhance your creativity and clarify your artistic direction. 

Download the Application. For international applicants click here. For more information, please call 212.996.1908
or e-mail

The Studio Art Intensive Scholarship Application is now open to current Studio Intensive co-hort and new Studio Art Intensive students. Download the application.

LNAF Residencies.
LNAF residencies offer time and space for creative minds to engage in cultural interchange and meaningful work that impacts the world for the common good. International and interdisciplinary residencies are hosted at the Chateau de LaNapoule just outside Cannes, France. Artists work removed from the distractions of daily life and surrounded by the spectacular views, light, and culture of the Mediterranean.

In accordance with LNAF’s selection requirements, the National Academy School will nominate one candidate for each residency. The students who are nominated will be from National Academy School’s full time Studio Art Intensive Program.

For further information please contact the National Academy School at 212.996.1908 or