Unlike standard art school admission policies, our exclusive charter is structured for forty impressive entrants only. Our approach to mentoring talent begins with stringent candidacy requirements: the competitive spirit, skill, and ambition to become the next leading artist.
We are seeking artists who have postponed traditional education or training programs, as well as past, current, or graduated art school students, high school seniors who are considering art school, and international talent. All are welcome to apply, but your aptitude for the arts must be assuredly expressed through your abilities before you can be considered for admission.
This unique opportunity is designed to topple your fears of embracing the talent that swells inside you but is lying dormant from the lack of a formidable, affordable, and conceptually conquering outlet.
No GPA minimum
No SAT scores
No tax returns
No background checks
No recommendation letter
Understand basic English
Be 18+ on first day of school
Be legally able to study in the United States for three years
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Admission is based on talent and motivation only: Not academics, ethnicity, gender, background, financial circumstances, or any extracurricular activities. Candidates submit their portfolio online for review. At ECAA we conduct blind portfolio reviews to avoid biases and promote diversity. Your personal information will not appear on any of the artwork being judged by our admissions department. Your age, gender, religion, race or financial circumstances are none of our concern. We are offering a life-changing opportunity to the best artists, which means your portfolio will speak on your behalf, showcasing your talent – and only your talent.
Submit your portfolio online. Remember that you are competing with artists from all over the US, and that only the best will do. Friendly tip: send us your most realistic artworks. We believe in you, and know you’ve got what it takes. Let’s see it!
After the competitive review process is complete, 500 initial candidates will be selected to participate in a full-day, on-site logic and skills test.
The talent pool will be narrowed down to 100 candidates. Each of these individuals will submit a 5 minutes video cover letters which will be reviewed by a panel of non-biased, third-party psychologists & recruiters to determine their ability to learn, grow, fit in a group, and challenge their expectations and motivation to both join our program and work in the Gaming, Animation or VFX industries.
FINAL ADMISSION CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED
Forty candidates will be accepted into our ground-breaking program.
We are engaging potential students with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a tuition-free Art Academy, and we are honored to provide forty charter candidates — future artistic titans — with a life-changing experience.
Application Fee: $249/submission
Applications Limit: 5,000
Application Deadline: December 31st, 2019
Start Date: September 1st, 2020
ECAA’s prominence begins with you, your talent, and your excitement about the successful evolution of the artistic landscape in the United States. Immerse yourself in our informative terrain and engage the process: Greatness awaits.
SEEKING DIVERSE TALENT THROUGH NON-BIASED PORTFOLIO REVIEWS: LET YOUR TALENT SPEAK FOR YOU.
Some of the world’s finest artists have incredible things to say about our artistic approach to excellence, and with every new graduate we will be listening to ensure our approach to success is never compromised. Hear from our talented Alumnus.