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.

Flagship Match

Did you know that some out-of-state students are eligible for in-state tuition rates? The Flagship Match Program is a competitive scholarship program that guarantees academically qualified, first-year students from several states will pay the same tuition and fee rate as their home state’s flagship institution. Find more information 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 Associate Professor Andy Mauery, Department of Art Chair.

Transfer student information

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

Scholarship Opportunities

University of Maine Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Scholarships:  done for this year, come back for 2018/19!

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, the scholarship offers students admitted to the university and committed to majoring in Studio Art, Art Education, or History of Art great educational opportunities.

To apply, please send an e-mail to us at 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

The Department of Art has wonderful new, world-class facilities, which you can see at to, or better yet, through an on-campus visit!  We have numerous exciting opportunities for our students, all of which you can learn more about by visiting and our FaceBook Page at  Please let us know whatever questions you might have by writing or telephoning us at 207-581-3245.