2019 College Visits

Throughout July and August, a dozen prestigious visual arts and design colleges will be reviewing the portfolios of student artwork. The presentations by the colleges and subsequent review of artwork will be hosted at the Washington Hall Gallery on the Dutchess Community College campus in July and August.

Students attending the presentations will have the opportunity to meet with college representatives, present their portfolios for review, and receive advice on the art school application process and applying for scholarships. Attending these events are free and open to all students in the area interested in presenting their portfolios and meeting with representatives from visual arts and design schools.

College Visits:

Pratt Institute: Wednesday, July 10th, 4:00-7:00pm

Alfred University: Thursday, July 11th, 4:00-7:00pm

Rochester Institute of Technology: Wednesday, July 17th, 4:00-7:00pm

Hartford College of Art: Thursday, July 18th, 4:00-7:00pm

Sage College of Albany: Wednesday, July 24th, 4:00-7:00pm

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA): Thursday, July 25th, 4:00-7:00pm

Parsons School of Art and Design: Tuesday, July 30th, 4:00-7:00pm

Montserrat College of Art: Wednesday, July 31st, 4:00-7:00pm

Pratt MWP Arts Institute: Thursday, August 1st, 4:00-7:00pm

SUNY New Paltz, School of Art: Tuesday, August 6th, 4:00-7:00pm

Boston University School of Visual Arts: Wednesday, August 7th, 4:00-7:00pm

College of Saint Rose: Thursday, August 8th, 4:00-7:00pm

Venue: Dutchess Community College is located at 53 Pendell Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY.

For additional information on any of these programs or for a flyer, please contact our office at 845.471.7477, or email

College visits are hosted by The Art Institute, an advanced portfolio and college preparatory program offered by The Art Effect. The Art Institute has been assisting high school age teens in receiving college scholarships since 1996. The program, completely taught by professional artists, stresses skills and creative development in drawing, painting, sculpture, and photography.