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Admissions to Our Art & Design College

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Virginia Marti College of Art and Design (VMCAD) has been preparing students for successful careers in the creative design industries since 1966. Contact one of our helpful admission representatives and talk about your career dreams.


Step One: Call

One of our helpful admission representatives will listen to your design dreams and education goals. They can send you more information or book a campus tour.

Admissions: 216-221-8584 or Toll Free: 800-473-4350

Step Two: Visit

You will be greeted by an admissions representative, who will provide a personalized tour, listen to your goals, and answer your questions about course planning and tuition assistance. This informative tour will take approximately one hour.

Step Three: Apply

VMCAD Admission Procedures:

  1. Complete a downloaded VMCAD application form. Prepare the application neatly by hand. Do not type. Essay questions should also be handwritten and may be answered on a separate sheet of paper.
  2. Provide an official high school, G.E.D. and, if applicable, a college transcript.
  3. Write a letter to the college President, Virginia Marti Veith, handwritten, stating why you want to come to VMCAD and why you feel you should be accepted.
  4. Take the VMCAD entrance evaluation. Results of this evaluation will determine the need for developmental classes, as well as eligibility for transfer of credits from another college. Applicants may be offered a re-test based on high school transcripts or professional experience.
  5. Bring a portfolio for review (not mandatory, but beneficial). Choose five to ten (5-10) pieces of original artwork that demonstrate one or more of the following:
    1. One and two point perspective
    2. Realist drawings
    3. Value transitions/gray scale
    4. Color theory (in any medium)
    5. Shading and texture
    6. Human anatomy/figure drawing
    7. Digital work done in Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, etc.

This application visit will take approximately 90 minutes.

Admissions Process at VMCAD

Academic Calendar

Summer Quarter 2013

Session Begins Monday, July 8, 2013
New Student App. Deadline Sat June 29, 2013
New FD App. Deadline Fri. June 1, 2013
Holiday (Labor Day) Monday, Sept. 2, 2013

Fall Quarter 2013

Session Begins Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
New Student App. Deadline Sat. Sept. 28, 2013
New FD Student App. Deadline Aug. 31, 2013
Finals Week Dec. 9 – Dec. 14, 2013
Holiday (Thanksgiving) Thurs. through Sat., Nov. 28 – Nov. 30, 2013

Winter Quarter 2014

Session Begins Monday, Jan. 6, 2014
New Student App. Deadline Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013
New FD Student App. Deadline Wed., Nov. 20, 2013
Finals Week March 10 – March 15, 2014

Spring Quarter 2014

Session Begins Monday, April 7, 2014
New Student App. Deadline Sat. March 39, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline Sat., March 1, 2014
Finals Week June 9 – June 14, 2014
Holiday (Memorial Day) Monday, May 26, 2014



“Quinn, I want to thank you and everyone at VMCAD with all my heart for all you have done and continue to do for Alexis. She has truly found her place and she is soaring. I continue to be so thankful and feel so blessed as I watch her succeed. She loves being there at VMCAD and I am so thankful for the individual attention she receives. Thank you so much Quinn Marti and everyone at VMCAD!”

Annie Bryan, 2013 Parent of VMCAD Student
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