Ends on April 18, 2018$25.00
Intensive Program Application.


  • Application Deadline: April 18, 2018. Submissions made after the deadline may be added to the wait list.
  • Review of applications is ongoing.
  • Work/Study scholarships and notification of acceptance into the program via email or phone is by the end of April.
  • Non-refundable Placeholder Deposit of $500.00 due within 5 days of notification payable by credit/debit card or E-check only (we will send an online invoice via email or you may pay over the phone).You will have a chance to review your work/study scholarship offer of admission prior to paying this deposit.
  • Remaining balance is payable via check or money order (received in mail by deadline), E-Check or credit/debit card by May 18, 2018.
  • Includes single and multiple occupancy accommodations in cottages that may rotate between students and faculty during the session at the discretion of MGSoA (we will not adjust the rate based on the nature of the accommodations).  
  • Deposits and application fees are non-refundable.
  • No refunds for withdrawal.

Costs and other considerations

  • Full Intensive Program cost is $4250 includes instruction, lectures, program food, housing, bus trips, and more. As a cooperative environment students of the Intensive Program are required to stay in program housing and accept the food plan (we will do our best to accommodate dietary needs).
  • An additional required $75 NY Trip hotel fee is due on or before arrival.
  • A $100 studio and housing caution deposit is also due on or before arrival.
  • If you live nearby and provide your own food and accommodations we may provide a commuter discount (no more than $1000) on a case by case basis.
  • Your non-refundable $500 placeholder deposit is applied toward your remaining balance.
  • All scholarship awards are work/study and require 10 hours of program and housing related service per week except in the case of co-op/leader assignments which are not hourly positions.  These scholarships are awarded in the form of a program discount, supplies purchase award or other remittance at the discretion of MGSoA.
  • All students accepted to the program are required to perform the same level of program work study service assignments whether or not they receive or accept a financial award.
  • The $100 caution deposit is a studio and housing security deposit that is returned when a successful inspection is performed.  Housing and studios must be clean and free of damage beyond normal wear and tear or this deposit will not be returned.

Course Credit

Mount Gretna School of Art is an independent organization currently unaffiliated with a credit-granting institution, however, we may be able to provide assistance in obtaining credits from a student's home institution on a case by case basis. Advanced planning is recommended to increase the likelihood of your coursework at MGSoA being applied to fulfill requirements in your major, minor, or General Education.  Please research your institution's credit requirements thoroughly before seeking credit approval.  With signed approval from your home institution, you will receive an evaluation from us upon completion of coursework.  MGSoA has assembled an "all-star" group of faculty from Colleges, Universities and Art Schools nationwide including independent visiting artists, lecturers and critics. We seek applications from students whose first goal is to benefit from the excellence of our program, and do not see course credit as a make or break factor in their participation.  That said we are happy to help students interested in this option as best we can.

Mount Gretna School of Art prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information, or age in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid, employment, or any other program or activity.

*Currently our main studio space does have a built-in wheel chair ramp, however this historic structure may not meet every ADA standard. We will make every effort to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disability requiring reasonable accommodation.

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The terms of this application may change.

Mount Gretna School of Art (MGSoA)

Preference will be given to applicants that apply by April 1st.

Information for All Co-op/Housing Leader Applicants

This information is to be used if you wish to apply for a work/study assignment as a Co-op/Housing Leader at Mount Gretna School of Art (MGSoA). Please fill out the necessary forms and return them (via mail or preferably email) with a cover letter and current resume as soon as possible (we're still accepting applications for co-op leaders).  Prompt diligent response may increase likelihood of acceptance.

Co-op/Housing Leaders at MGSoA help residents get settled; help enforce rules appropriate to MGSoA  and  the  student’s  age  group.   They   are  the  student’s first resource when a problem or need arises. The Co-op/Housing Leaders acquaint first-time students with the spirit and purpose of PA Chautauqua, and with its facilities and programs. They help students become involved with PA Chautauqua – a cultural, educational, religious and recreational center that has been serving people of all ages since 1892.

A team of Co-op/Housing Leaders oversee cottages on a relief schedule that may rotate. Residents are men and women over the age of 18. 

This is NOT an hourly position. Co-op/Housing Leaders are required to approach these responsibilities as a college Resident Assistant would.

The cottage staff are expected to arrive on Saturday June 9th by 2:00 p.m. but may be asked, at their discretion, to arrive as earlier help set up the studio or cottages including some low skilled renovation work such as painting and moving things out of storage (arriving earlier than June 9th is optional).  First required meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on June 9th, dinner is provided. There will be training, tours, in-service and getting the cottages ready (June 9th and June 10th). Mandatory orientation is June 10th and is required for all new and returning Co-op/Housing Leaders. Co-op/Leaders will be needed through 5pm July 28th to help break down the studio (please do not ask if you may leave early). 

All Co-op/Housing Leaders (head and relief) are required to work at registration on June 10th.


Direct supervision of cottages occurs during the following hours, which may be changed once the program is in operation:

Where students are 18 or over:

11 pm - 7 am Daily

Co-op/Housing Leaders are responsible for keeping their cottage and surrounding area quiet after 11 pm when on duty.

Co-op/Housing leaders may also help to cover a central office telephone on a rotating schedule.


Co-op/Housing Leaders – A Co-op/Housing Leader will receive a work/study scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for the period of service (currently this discount starts at $750 and may be adjusted based on a combination of the merit and need of the applicant), and will oversee the work/study responsibilities of students in the housing environment and other program related service activities.