The overall curriculum at SSA is one of systematic progression, with projects from each class building on the lessons and skills learned from the previous class. For this reason, it’s strongly recommended that every student begin with Cast Drawing, and work their way through the list of classes until they reach Figure Drawing 3.
Advanced placement may be considered based on the kinds of skills that an applicant may have acquired from another atelier, or art school. In this case, the applicant would need to submit sample images of standard exercises from the previous institution (for example, cast drawings, perspective drawings, etc.). The student would then enter the program at the level appropriate to his/her skills.