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Department of Art

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How to apply

Prospective students need not submit a portfolio. They should apply by following University of Maine application instructions. Create and submit your application to the University of Maine here.

AP credit information

AP Art Portfolios with a score of 4 or 5 can be submitted for review at the beginning of each semester. Please make sure to include original documentation and scores. For more information, contact Andy Mauery, Foundations Coordinator.

Transfer student information

Please visit the website of the Office of Student Records at the University of Maine for information about transfer credit.

Scholarship information

Distinguished Student Scholarship Award for Visual Art

The Department of Art at the University of Maine is again pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships for current High School Seniors who will be applying to enter UMaine as Art majors in the Fall 2014 (majors include Art Education, History of Art, and Studio Art). The Visual Arts scholarship awards, made possible by the Admissions Office, are in the amount of $1,000 or $2,000 per year. They are renewable for eight semesters and must be used within a five-year period. They are awarded on the basis of merit and evidence of talent or accomplishment in the study of Studio Art, History of Art, or Art Education. Applicants must be accepted to UMaine’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and choose to major in Art (Studio Art, Art Education, History of Art) to receive a scholarship.

Through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Department of Art offers the Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art, History of Art, and Art Education, and the BFA degree in Studio Art. The department has nine full-time and fifteen part-time faculty members and almost 150 majors. This program represents a strong commitment to the study of the visual arts within a liberal arts tradition.

Applications must be received by January 29, 2014. Students who wish to apply must do the following:

1. Complete the Art Department’s “Art Scholarship Application” form which includes a request for TWO letters of reference. Please mail directly to:

Michael H. Lewis, Chair, Scholarship Committee
Department of Art
5743 Lord Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5743

2. Visit the Department of Art at UMaine for an Interview and Portfolio Review on one of the following dates: January 31, February 1, 7, or 8, 2014. Please call (207) 581-3245 to set up the date and time of your visit.

Please download a copy of the application by control-clicking (Mac) or right-clicking (Windows) on the link below and choosing “Save link”.  Additional forms may be obtained by calling (207) 581.3245.

visartapplication2014 (Word)


Contact Information

Department of Art
5743 Lord Hall
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207-581-3245 | Fax: 207-581-3276E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System