Pre College Portfolio Prep 2017


Monday, Jul 10, 2017
Friday, Jul 21, 2017


9:00 AM - 4:00 AM


James E Booth Hall




Pre College Portfolio Prep

A two-week visual arts workshop at Rochester Institute of Technology designed for high school students ages 16-18 that runs from Monday, July 10 through Friday, July 21. 

About the Program:

Pre-College Portfolio Prep focuses on the process of preparing portfolios for admission to college art programs. In-depth investigations of media concept development and critical analysis are emphasized. Students will draw from life, exploring the human figure, still life, interior spaces and nature. Expressive art assignments, group and individual critiques as well as visual research, will help guide students through the process of portfolio selection and documentation. 

Housing for Long-Distance Families:

RIT housing will not be available for long distance families but accommodations are available at the Radisson Hotel (next to the campus) and at the RIT Inn and Conference Center.


The workshop is limited to 20 students; early registration is highly encouraged. The application deadline is June 30th. Once registration form and payment are received, accepted students will receive along with the acceptance letter, additional materials: a medical history form, permission form, emergency notification form, and an updated immunization sheet. If your immunization information needs further updating, you may want to contact your physician now to avoid processing delays.


$900 Tuition* cost for the Pre-College Portfolio Preparation.

*RH Waivers apply only to the tuition portion of the costs and must be received with the registration form. Students from the Rush-Henrietta Schools who are eligible for RH Waivers should contact their guidance counselor for appropriate form and signatures). Does not cover materials fee.


RIT's School of Art hosts the Pre-College Portfolio Preparation workshop in the art studios of Booth Hall, on the university campus. 

Please contact Frances Chinnock for further inquiry regarding this specialized academic program by phone: 585-475-7562 or email:


Denton Crawford - Visiting Professor | RIT School of Art

Amy McLaren - Adjunct Professor | RIT School of Art 

About Rochester Institute of Technology:

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career and experiential learning.

The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third largest city in New York state. The RIT student body consists of approximately 15,410 undergraduate and 2,882 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries.

RIT is well known as one of the nation’s premier universities for art, design, film, photography, and crafts. The range of innovative programs offered within the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences gives you a panoramic perspective that can be found nowhere else.