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The Intermedia Program  normally accepts applications only in the winter of each year (November through February) for the following fall semester (September). Admission to the program is based on acceptance by the UMaine Graduate School and a faculty review of all required application materials. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 for the last two years of upper-division coursework. In addition to general admission procedures, application to the MFA in Intermedia at the University of Maine requires submission of a portfolio of creative work in one, or several fields and a creative statement. The portfolio should represent either the past professional or creative work of the applicant and should give evidence of the applicant’s maturity, imagination and skill as well as demonstrate her or his potential for advanced graduate level study in creative areas. Admission is selective and competitive based on the number of well-qualified applicants and the limits of available faculty and facilities. Each year the program accepts 8-12 students to form the cadre of incoming students. Those who meet stated minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission, nor are those who fail to meet those requirements necessarily precluded from admission if they offer other appropriate strengths.

Application Process:
February 15th is the deadline for priority consideration for financial aid(consideration for RA/TA Awards) with a final deadline of February 28th for all other Fall applications.

Special Note:  We occasionally review applications beyond our winter application deadlines, so please get in touch if you missed the deadline but still have interest in the program.

All candidates must have a BA/BFA/BS or equivalent international degree. For more detailed information on the general application to the graduate school see their web site here, instructions in pdf can be found here, and the application itself can be accessed online here.

Application Requirements the MFA Program:
-Creative Statement
-Transcripts from all post secondary schooling
-Three letters of recommendation
Graduate School Application Form and Fee (online application)

SPECIAL NOTE: In some instances an exception has been made to the admission period to allow for a January start in the program. Please contact the director of the MFA, Dr. Owen Smith,,  for more information on this possibility