Intensive Program Application.


  • Application Deadline: ongoing. 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 before 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).
  • Remaining balance is payable via check or money order (received in mail by deadline), E-Check or credit/debit card by May 19, 2017.
  • Includes single, double, triple and quadruple 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 $4000 includes instruction, lectures, 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 (this fee is added and separate because scholarships will not cover this fee in 2017).
  • 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 $1075) 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 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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