We encourage artists to visit the GCA studios before applying.
Tours are scheduled for Wednesdays at 5:30pm and Friday afternoons at 12:30pm. Other times by request.
March 1 Application Deadline
Applications for the Drawing Year 2017-2018 are accepted January 2 – March 1. Applications received after March 1 may be considered on a space-available basis.
The Drawing Year program begins in September and ends in May. There is no winter admission.
Enrollment in the Drawing Year is limited to 15.
Please allow 6-8 weeks after your application has been submitted for processing and for updates on your application status.
Students must show a serious work ethic, a sincere desire to learn. Students with all levels of experience are encouraged to apply.
1. Online application form
2. Personal Statement (500 words or less)
3. 2 Recommendations (either teacher, colleague or friend)
4. 7 images showing a range of the kind of work you have done.
To the extent possible, please submit work samples done from life as opposed to from photographs. Work from photographs can be submitted but it is the studio's preference to see work done from life. If your application passes review, you will be invited to interview. We prefer that candidates interview in person if possible unless they are residing overseas.
To request the Drawing Year application, please fill out the Full Time Study Inquiry form.
Before applying, please review GCA's Student Conduct Guidelines.
Grand Central Atelier has recently been approved to accept non-immigrant international students in our full-time Core Program. We are part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a web-based system that monitors information on non-immigrant international students attending school in the United States.
International students must be accepted into the Drawing Year before applying for a visa. Upon acceptance, the GCA will provide the student with an I-20 application form, necessary to the visa application.
The following websites contain helpful information about visa requirements and studying in the United States:
For more information contact Mariya Marcheva, Registrar at email@example.com.
Annual Fees: $12,500. Monthly or bi-annual installment plans offered.
We accept credit card, check and (cash*) payments
- Credit card: there is a 3% processing fee on top of tuition payment
Checks: please make payable to Grand Central Atelier
Mail to: GCA, 4606 11th Street, Queens, NY 11101
- Cash: please check with the office if you need to pay in cash
A $50 per week late fee will be charged for late payments.
$50 late fee will be charged for checks returned by the bank.
If an artist wishes to terminate participation, the office must receive written notice. In the event of early withdrawal, artists will forfeit their paid fees.
Please note: fees are subject to change.