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The Department of Art at the University of Maine offers dynamic, interdisciplinary programs in a challenging and supportive environment for more than 140 majors, 80 minors and numerous non-majors. These programs include the B.A. in History of Art, Art Education, and Studio Art, as well as the B.F.A. in Studio Art, along with Minors in Graphic Design, Studio Art, and Art History, all fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Department balances a need for a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences with intensive study in the visual arts.

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University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarships

A great opportunity!  The Department of Art invites you to submit a digital portfolio of your artwork along with an application statement for consideration for a $3,000 University of Maine Art Scholarship.  Renewable for up to three additional years for new applicants and two years for transfers, the scholarship offers students admitted to the university and committed to majoring in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art great educational opportunities. That is a scholarship worth $12,000 over four years.  Students may be nominated for this scholarship to The University of Maine Department of Art by high school art teachers, or teachers from a transfer school; or they may apply directly themselves. Art teachers can identify students worthy of scholarship, since you are the experts working most closely with them. The recommendations should be sent to Andy Mauery, Chair of Art, andy.mauery@maine.edu, by Monday, Nov. 13th, and contain student’s full name and contact information. For VAPA Scholarship awards, students must also submit a completed application for admission to UMaine by the 1 December Early Action deadline.  To apply to UMaine, please visit go.umaine.edu/apply.

To apply as a student, please send an e-mail to us at um.art.vapa@maine.edu with ten to fifteen attached .jpg images, your mailing address and name of your current school, plus a statement discussing your work and your interests in the Visual Arts.  To ensure smooth communications, please make sure that your e-mail with attachments does not exceed 10 MB total.  We’ll need receive your portfolio by 13 November, 2017.  For VAPA Scholarship awards, students must also submit a completed application for admission to UMaine by the 1 December Early Action deadline.  To apply to UMaine, please visit go.umaine.edu/apply.