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. Apply online or 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 2014

Session Begins: Mon., July 7, 2014
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., June 28, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., May 31, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Sept.  8, 2014 – Sat., Sept. 13, 2014
Holiday (Labor Day): Mon., Sept. 1, 2014

Fall Quarter 2014

Session Begins: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Sept. 27, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Aug. 30, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Dec. 8, 2014 – Sat., Dec. 13, 2014
Holiday (Thanksgiving): Thurs., Nov. 27, 2014 – Sat., Nov. 29, 2014

Winter Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Jan. 5, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Dec. 27, 2014
New FD Student App. Deadline: Wed., Nov. 26, 2014
Finals Week: Mon., Mar. 9, 2015 – Sat., Mar. 14, 2015

Spring Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Apr. 6, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Mar. 28, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Feb. 28, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., June 8, 2015 – Sat., June 13, 2015
Holiday (Memorial Day): Mon., May 25, 2015

Summer Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., July 6, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., June 27, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., May 30, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., Sept. 7, 2014 – Sat., Sept. 12, 2015
Holiday (Labor Day): Mon., Sept. 7, 2015

Fall Quarter 2015

Session Begins: Mon., Oct. 5, 2015
New Student App. Deadline: Sat., Sept. 26, 2015
New FD Student App. Deadline: Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Finals Week: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015 – Sat., Dec. 12, 2015
Holiday (Thanksgiving): Thurs., Nov. 26, 2015 – Sat., Nov. 28, 2015