University Of Southern Maine

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 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. Our goal is to graduate artists and art professionals who possess a thorough grounding in their field (both practical and theoretical), who honor the creative process, and who can write about, criticize, and bring context to works of art.

The Department is not tied to a specific style or approach to art making, but instead emphasizes students' ability to think creatively, to include their own point of view, and to defend their choices with an informed voice.

Gorham

United States

Address:
University Southern Maine, College Avenue
Maine
04038
Phone: (207) 780-5460
Fax: (207) 780-5759
Website: www.usm.maine.edu/art


College Photos (1)

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Sample Student Art Work (15)

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Academic Staff and Description

The Department of Art is composed of many artists and scholars that comprise a variety of interests and orientations. Art Historians are involved in both peer review texts and web-based publications. All are active nationally and present regularly at national conferences in their fields. Studio Artists produce a range of works that are regularly seen in local, regional and national venues. Styles vary widely with many involved in gallery exhibitions, while others are involved in installations, web based venues, and public art programs. As well faculty are often involved with state, regional, and national boards and organizations.

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


Academic Staff Art Work (6)

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News and Events

Getting ready to submit your foundation portfolio? Spring Portfolio Day is coming!
There will be an Art Presentation Workshop that can and will answer all your questions about presenting your portfolio on 2/13/07 from 11:00 am to 1pm. Professor George Burk in the Kidder Gallery, 103 Robie-Andrews Hall gives this presentation.
Foundation portfolios are due in the art office, 109 Robie - Andrews by 4pm on March 12th, 2007. The Foundation Portfolio Exhibition will run from March 19th thru April 6th with the opening reception on Wednesday, March 21st from 11-1 in the Kidder Gallery, Robie Andrews's bldg. Gorham Campus. FMI call 780-5460.

Congratulations to USM Art students Lis Janes and Chatfar Rodney !!! They both have work juried into the “Next Generation V” show at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine. This show opens March 4th Thru April 21, 2007. Call 207.236.2875 FMI.

Do It Yourself ( DIY) show sponsored by the USM Art student union and Juried by Profssors James Flahaven and Joel Seah... DIY forms due in art office by January 31st, 2007 Show dates: February 5-February 28th at the Glickman Library,...  [ Read All ]


Information For  Undergraduates

Courses Include:

ART 101G APPROACHES TO ART
ART 141F FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN I
ART 142 FUNDAMENTAL DESIGN II
ART 151F FUNDAMENTAL DRAWING I
ART 152 FUNDAMENTAL DRAWING II
ART 220 INTRO TO DIGITAL ART
ART 231 CERAMICS
ART 243 THE VISUAL BOOK
ART 251 DRAWING
ART 261 PAINTING
ART 271 PHOTOGRAPHY
ART 281 PRINTMAKING:INTAGLIO & RELIEF
ART 282 PRINTMAKING:LITHOGRAPHY&SCREEN
ART 291 SCULPTURE
ART 321 DIGITAL VIDEO APPLICATIONS
ART 331 INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS I
00P TR G RA 20 CHEN, R. 015 010 OPEN
ART 332 INTERMEDIATE CERAMICS II
ART 351 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING I
ART 352 INTERMEDIATE DRAWING II
ART 361 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING I
ART 362 INTERMEDIATE PAINTING II
ART 371 INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHY-B&W
ART 381 SPECIAL TOPICS IN PRINTMAKING
ART 391 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE I
ART 392 INTERMEDIATE SCULPTURE II
ART 400 INTERNSHIP IN THE VISUAL ARTS
ART 401 SENIOR SEMINAR
ART 407 ADVANCED PROBLEMS IN ART
ART 408 INDEPENDENT STUDY
ART 412 TOPICS:VISIT ARTIST IN RESIDEN
ART 431 ADVANCED CERAMICS I
ART 432 ADVANCED CERAMICS II
ART 451 ADVANCED DRAWING I
ART 452 ADVANCED DRAWING II ...  [ Read All ]


Accommodation

http://usm.maine.edu/admit/placestostay.html  


How To Apply

http://www.usm.maine.edu/art/visiting/apply.html  


Visit us (open days)

Campus Tours:
Weekdays
Campus tours of the Gorham and Portland campus by appointment.
-Gorham tour times are 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
-Portland tours offered at 12 noon
Saturdays
Campus tours and information sessions in the fall and spring.

http://www.usm.maine.edu/admit/regform.html