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Previous experience is not required for most classes. Unless otherwise noted, students may enroll in the selected class without submitting a portfolio. Students may request guidance in the selection of courses by contacting the School Office or advisor.


New York Institute of Fine Arts is not an accredited institution and therefore does not offer degree credit for its classes. However, classes taken at the Institute may be accepted  for  credit  by  other  institutions.  Students should contact their receiving institutions  to  determine  whether they can receive credit for classes completed at the Institute.


Student ID cards are available for incoming students and are renewed once a year. First card is $10. Each additional card is $15.


A monitor is chosen by the instructor to assist the instruction and oversee the class when the instructor is not present. In addition to the duties specific to each class, it is required that monitors take attendance and ensure that all students in attendance are registered.


Students must provide  their  own  materials. Each instructor provides a list of suggested materials for each course. All class materials lists can be requested to our advising office. The Institute is not responsible for lost or stolen materials.


Any articles found in the School are turned into the security desk where they can be retrieved.


The computers and printer in the New Media  Room  are  available  for  use  by  students  when  not  in  use  by  media  classes. Equipment can be signed out at student services office and in the advising school office with a valid photo ID.


Each locker is $20.00  per  month.  The Institute provides  open  racks  for  the  storage of paintings and large works. All students are  responsible  for  securing  their lockers. The School is not liable for articles missing from lockers or racks. In order to rent a locker at New York Institute of Fine Arts, you must be enrolled in a class for the quarter in which the rental applies. Your reservation will stand until the last day of the quarter, not the last day of the month. All students must have a lock to place on the lock at the time of rental and immediately before reporting to the student services office to reserve rental. If a student intends to reserve the same locker for consecutive quarters, the student must update their locker registration before the last day of the quarter. To rent a locker that has been reserved for students with physical restrictions,  students  must  provide documentation from a physician to the student services office. No lockers can be rented for the month of August and all lockers must be cleared by the last day of Summer Session.


Tuition is payable by credit card, check, cash or money order. Returned checks will incur a $35 fee. New students are required to pay a one-time nonrefundable $140 registration fee. Registration is not transferable to a second party. Students who register for both sessions receive a discounted rate that is reflected in the prices listed. No pro-rating is permitted. Classes may be  canceled  at  any  time  if  minimum  registration requirements are not met.


To receive a 100% refund, students must send a request in writing 15 days prior to the start date of the class. Send an email to: admin@nyifinearts.org

Refunds are made in the same form as payment.

The refund will be paid within forty-five (45) calendar days from the documented date of determination.

Students requesting a refund prior to the second class will receive a 75% refund applied to school credit only.


No refunds  will  be  made  after  the  second  class,  unless  there  is  a  documented medical excuse.

There is a $25.00 administrative fee for each refund.

No refunds will be  issued  due  to  weather-related closings.


To request a transfer, students must send an email to admin@nyifinearts.org

All transfers must occur before the second class.

Transfers from one class into another may incur additional fees depending on the transfer.

Transfers from one workshop  into  another are not permitted.

There is a $15.00 administrative fee for each transfer.

There is no fee for full-time Studio Art Intensive and Certificate students up until two weeks after the start date. After that, a $15.00 administrative fee will be incurred.

The Institute reserves the right to dismiss any student at its discretion for behavior that  is  disruptive  to  the  community and learning environment. If a problem  arises,  students,  faculty,  and staff should alert the student services office immediately.  All reports are  kept  confidential.

The Institute reserves the right to amend the catalogue. The school catalogue was developed based on information   available at press time. Any changes or additions will be announced or published in different manner.


Full-time students must finalize their schedules by the close of business on the second Sunday of the session. A student cannot enroll, drop, or transfer into a class after that day without a formal request. After that, requests for course changes must be made to the student services office. The circumstances of each request will be considered; however, not all requests will be granted.