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Certificate Programs
Admissions

Admissions

Applying to SAA is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply apply through an online form, and send your portfolio. Applications are accepted at any time throughout the year and students can start at the beginning of any term. (See Calendar Below)

 

There are no deadlines to apply; although, students are encouraged to apply at least six months in advance.

Even though the spots are limited, we manage to eventually find places for most applicants. Those who are not immediately invited to join the program may be put on the waitlist. Some applicants have said they hesitate to apply as "my work is not as good as the work by your students on your website". Our mission is to help achieve those same skills by providing the teaching and curriculum, no matter where you stand.

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Application Process

Academic Calendar 2023-2024

The minimum enrolment period is always one term or quarter [3 months]. Students can start the course at the beginning of any term mentioned.

Academic Calender

Transfer from other schools

Only students who come from schools that use the same methodologies as the Samsara Academy of Art can have previous years of study recognized as a part of the curriculum, and continue at the SAA from there. This decision is solely and exclusively the responsibility of the admissions department, based on the internal policy of the academy.

Tuition (Fees)

Students are billed on a term - term basis. Payments are due one month prior to the first day of class each term. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases.

Fees Per Term (3 months) : 80,500 INR+ 18% GST

One Year Fee (4 Terms)    : 3,22,000 INR + 18% GST

Fees include registration and models. Art supplies are not included in the Tuition Fee.

For new students, a non-refundable deposit is due upon acceptance. This amount will be deducted from the balance of fees due. Payment instructions are included in the acceptance packet.

Cancellation Policy

Students may request refunds only before their first trimester of study of their first year of study, according to the following timeline.
 

  • 60 days before the start of the course: 100% refund of the course fee to the student (excluding the non-refundable deposit corresponding to 30% of the entire trimester fee).

  • Between 60 to 30 days before the start of the course: Students will not receive a refund but may use the course fee (minus 40% of the total trimester fee) toward a future course at the Academy. Credit only extends to courses given within one calendar year from the start date of the original cancelled course.

  • Less than 30 days before the start of the course: Students will not be eligible for a refund nor any credit toward future classes.
     

Any period of absence during the term or academic year, whatever the motive or duration, will not be refunded. The cancellation policy is not applicable on a per-term basis and is considered for the entire duration of the registered course.

Tuition(Fees)
  • Does the academy provide a degree?
    The course is a Certificate Course that is approved by Art Renewal Center -an educational foundation based in New York, USA. Did you know? 10 of the top tech companies i.e. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple, etc. have dropped the need for a bachelors degree for employment. Studios do not look for college degrees in assessing skills for employment within the arts.
  • Do you provide hostel facilities?
    Although Samsara Academy of Art is a non-residential campus the institution has made adequate arrangements for the safe stay of its students during their study period by checking PGs and hostel around the academy. A list of the recommend PGs will be sent to students upon admission.
  • How quickly can I learn how to make what I see on Instagram?
    This approach to drawing and painting requires patience and is a long-term commitment. It could take months or years before noticing progress. There’s no magic bullet.
  • What happens if I can’t pursue the course after I get the admission and pay the fees?
    · 60 days before the start of the course: 100% refund of the course fee to the student (excluding the non-refundable deposit corresponding to 30% of the entire trimester fee). · Between 60 to 30 days before the start of the course: Students will not receive a refund but may use the course fee (minus 40% of the total trimester fee) toward a future course at the Academy. Credit only extends to courses given within one calendar year from the start date of the original cancelled course. · Less than 30 days before the start of the course: Students will not be eligible for a refund nor any credit toward future classes. · Course started: no refund possible.
  • After getting the admission letter, can we defer the admission till next year?
    No. Admission is granted only for the current year. You should reapply for next year.
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FAQ's
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