Our program choices are:

M60P: Commercial Art (Cartooning, Illustration and Fashion Design)

M60N: Architectural Design

M60Q: Film and Video Production

M60R: Digital Arts (Graphic design, Animation and Digital Photography)

The High School of Art and Design is a CTE school with multiple admissions programs. For admission to any of these, students have to present a portfolio and participate in the audition process.

Audition information will soon be forthcoming from the Office of high school Enrollment. All applicants will go to for detailed information with regard to the audition and portfolio submission process.

One of the on-task audition requirements is to draw a figure from observation. Please review the virtual workshop on how to approach drawing the figure from life by clicking HERE.

As soon as we have greater clarity from the Office of High School Enrollment regarding the auditions for the school year 2020-2021, we will update our website with the information.

Please review the information in the FAQ’s to familiarize yourselves with the school.

You can also view our Open House segment on the website which is available 24/7 to interested students and families.

Our Spring Arts Festival,  the yearly student art show, is also available to peruse to get a better idea about the art that is made in the classes.  Here is the link to take you there. This site showcases  the work students completed when the school was closed during COVID 19. 


You should also peruse the school’s Film Festival 2020 available on the website.  

At this time we are able to offer guidance in preparing your portfolios. Please click on Portfolio Preparation for more information.


Accommodations for Art and Design Auditions

Students who already receive testing accommodations on all their assessments in school are entitled to testing accommodations. This includes:

  • Students with existing testing accommodations on their IEP.

  • Students with an existing 504 Plan that includes testing accommodations.

  • Students who are English Language Learners or eligible former English Language Learners

  • Like previous years, school counselors are responsible for notifying the High School of Art and Design of the testing accommodations for each of their students who will be auditioning according to our schedule. Should the students need to attend on a conflict day, the school counselor is responsible for notifying Art and Design High School  as such to ensure that the students receive the accommodations at the audition.


If you have any additional questions about accommodations during the audition process, please reach out directly to Elma Reingold, AP of the Arts, at

The High School of Art and Design

245 East 56th Street NY, NY 10022 

Tel: (212) 752-4340 | Fax: (212) 752-4945