Art Major

The Art Major program is a yearlong course designed primarily for seniors who are advanced art students with a keen interest in attending art school, or are considering majoring in art or design at the university level.


As a part of the Art Major program, each student is provided with a personal workspace and any materials deemed necessary to complete a project. The entire Art Department and its resources are accessible to the Art Major student, including the digital lab, ceramics room, and printmaking equipment. Each student works independently on projects of great personal interest with the goal of developing a strong portfolio that will showcase that student’s talents and individuality and best improve their chances of admission into their school of choice.


In the past few years, Cheshire Academy Art Major students have been accepted to, and are currently enrolled at, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Parsons School of Design | The New School, the Rhode Island School of Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute, Syracuse University, Boston University, Montserrat College of Art, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, and the Savannah College of Art and Design.