University Of Southern Maine

Welcome to USMART

Faculty are highly recognized within their fields and they bring their professional commitment to their teaching. Along with a strong student body and a committed and attentive staff a close sense of community flourishes. The USMART Program offers the intimacy of an art school within the abundant and varied environment of a University. Located on the University's Gorham Campus, students are able enjoy the secure environment of a small liberal arts campus within a small New England town, yet have easy access to the many cultural offerings of Greater Portland. USMART is a nationally accredited program that offers a low student teacher ratio where students are able to gain the benefits of mentorship with the camaraderie and peer learning of the classroom. The Department prides itself on giving students a rigorous studio experience an historical understanding of the complexity of art practices, and the critical skills needed to produce informed visual artists, art educators, and art historians. Our goal is to graduate artists and art professionals who possess a thorough grounding in their field (both pr... [ Read All ]

Gorham

United Kingdom

Address:
College Avenue
ME 04038
Phone: (207) 780-5460
Fax: (207) 780-5759
Website: http://www.usm.maine.edu/


College Photos (5)

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Our Aims

The USMART Program offers the intimacy of an art school within the abundant and varied environment of a University. Located on the University's Gorham Campus, students are able enjoy the secure environment of a small liberal arts campus within a small New England town, yet have easy access to the many cultural offerings of Greater Portland.

USMART highlights:
• a low student teacher ratio

• mentorship and peer learning

• an education that provides a thorough grounding in a student's field

• an emphasis on students' ability to think creatively, rather than to adhere to a specific approach of art marking

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/  


Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Location and Getting there

Directions to the Gorham campus

From the north:
Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 47, Rand Road/Westbrook (formerly Exit 7B). Follow Route 25 west for 6.5 miles to Gorham. At Gorham center, the intersection of Routes 25 and 114, continue straight on Route 25 west for a half mile. Take a right at the entrance to the University onto Husky Drive. The Admission House is on your left.

From the south:
Take the Maine Turnpike to Exit 42, Scarborough (formerly Exit 6). Turn left after exiting the Turnpike onto Payne Road. At the second traffic light turn left onto Route 114 north. Follow Route 114 north for 6.5 miles to Gorham center, the intersection of Routes 25 and 114. At the traffic light turn left onto Route 25 west and continue for a half mile. Take a right at the entrance to the University onto Husky Drive. The Admission House is on your left.

From Portland/I-295:
Take I-295 south to Exit 1, Maine Mall Road. Exit right to Route 114/Maine Mall Road and immediately bear left. At the traffic light, turn left onto Payne Road. At the fifth traffic light, take a right onto Route 114 north. Follow Route 114 north for 6.5 miles ...  [ Read All ]


Academic Staff and Description

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/facultystaff/faculty.html  


Academic Staff Art Work (10)

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News and Events

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/news/index.html  


Information For  Undergraduates

The Department of Art offers five 4-year degree programs in: Studio Art, Art History, Art and Entrepreneurial Studies, and Art Education. Students may select a bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) with concentrations in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, and sculpture. A concentration in art education is available to B.F.A. candidates who wish to teach art.

The BA Degree with a concentration in Art and Entrepreneurial Studies Degree is for students who wish to develop their art with a compliment of business skills. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Studio Art combines a liberal arts education with emphasis on the visual arts. A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Art with a concentration in Art History is also offered.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/academics/degrees.html  


Information For  International Students

All students whose native language is not English are required to submit the official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey. All official secondary and post secondary transcripts must be accompanied by official English translations. SAT and ACT scores are optional.

The $40 application fee cannot be waived, and the check must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

Due to limitations on available financial aid, applications are encouraged only from international students who are able to fully fund their educational expenses from their own resources. To certify this, a Declaration of Finances form must be filed along with documentation and certification of financial support as part of the application process. This form is available online. Canadian citizens can download the Canadian Declaration of Finances form, while all other international citizens should download the International Declaration of Finances form.

International applicants are encouraged to apply online.

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Alumni

Our alumni are a diverse group who can be found across the country. Wherever life takes our grads, our goal is to help them stay connected to USM and to their fellow alumni. See our alumni news for more details. Also, be sure to browse through our alumni work.

Classmates enjoy reading about your new family additions, hobbies, volunteer activities, travels and want to share in your successes.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/alumni/  


Student Life

The people…the programs and…the services that ARE Student and University Life exist to help ensure that your university experience is as valuable, satisfying and successful as possible.

Although addressing student service needs and providing co-curricular experience opportunities are our prime responsibilities, we also act as a resource to families of our students, to staff and faculty of the University and to the off-campus community. This broad attention to the “greater community” is directly related to the quality of the student experience.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/sul/  


Accommodation

Residential Life and Resident Education is part of the USM Division of Student and University Life. In support of the University of Southern Maine's educational mission, and so that students may be successful in their pursuit of an academic degree, we provide clean, safe, and attractive living and learning environments for our students. We invite you to explore our program and facilities through our website.

Contact us:
Residential Life and Resident Education
100 Upton Hall
Gorham, ME 04038
207.780.5240
reslife@usm.maine.edu

http://www.usm.maine.edu/reslife/  


How To Apply

http://usm.maine.edu/catalogs/undergraduate0607/admission.htm  


Visit us (open days)

Mailing Address:

Art Department
University Southern Maine
College Avenue
Gorham , ME 04038

Tele:(207) 780-5460
Fax:(207) 780-5759


Email:

Michael Shaughnessy
Department Chair
mailto:michaels@usm.maine.edu


Debé Loughlin
Office and Outreach Coordinator
mailto:deborah.loughlin@maine.edu  


Request a prospectus (Number, e-mail or follow link)

Need more info? E-mail:
prospective@usm.maine.edu

http://usm.maine.edu/catalogs/undergraduate0607/pdfs/art.pdf