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Eligibility & Requirements

Statement of Intent and C.V.
A Statement of Intent describes your reason for pursuing a Certificate of Completion with the Art Students League. You are encouraged to include information about yourself, your objectives, and your interests that may not be immediately apparent from a review of your portfolio and application.

Artwork Submission
Online artwork submission of 10 jpeg images is required. It is advised that applicants select work relevant to their chosen area of concentration.


  • An official transcript is required to show your previous studies in the fine arts.
  • A degree or diploma is not necessary. Official Transcripts from the Art Students League are accepted.
  • Applicants to the two-year Certificate Program must demonstrate a minimum of 2 academic school year’s study from a post-secondary Fine Arts Program.
  • Applicants to the four-year Certificate Program must demonstrate previous fine arts study from studio classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking or mixed media.

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee of $50 is required.

International Student Language Proficiency
If you are an international student, a good working knowledge of English is required.

Other Fees

  • $275 Certificate Student fee every Semester
  • $275 International Student fee every Semester

(Note: Fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Applying to the Certificate Program 

Spring 2023 Online Application Deadlines:

  • International students seeking I-20 application are advised to submit application by December 29, 2022
  • 2-Year and 4-Year Domestic (non-F-1) Certificate candidates may submit application through January 14, 2023

The Spring 2023 Semester Begins January 23, 2023.

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