Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

84 Lyme Street, Old Lyme, Connecticut

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a four-year, nationally accredited college offering BFA degrees in Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture, and also Three Year and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates. The College's curriculum, rooted in representational and figurative art, blends academic tradition with contemporary practice and a comprehensive liberal arts education, fully preparing artists for a vital, creative life.

Walking onto the campus of Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, you quickly discover a college of art like no other. The difference is in our inspiring, natural landscape, small class sizes and close relationships built between students and faculty. We are unique in our history as an Academy and our future as innovators of contemporary figurative and representational art and illustration.

At Lyme Academy College, the studio is the center of your daily life. Our rural location, excellent facilities and dedicated faculty offer the artist a completely immersive studio experience, balanced by a strong liberal arts curriculum. Student exhibitions, trips to artists' studios and museums, and an exceptional Visiting Artist Program complement the studio experience. Our faculty consists of a diverse body of accomplished, working artists who work one-on-one with students throughout the program.

The College offers majors in Drawing, Painting, Sculpture and illustration, and each is firmly anchored in the traditions and practices of figurative and representational art. As seniors, students complete a two-semester course in which they develop and hone a professional studio practice through the generation of an independent body of work. Seniors receive semi-private studio space and a Senior Studio Exhibition in the College galleries. Also offered is a minor in Art History, a three-year Certificate in Painting or Sculpture, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate with a concentration in Painting, Sculpture, or Drawing.

DEGREES OFFERED: BFA, Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate
ACCREDITATION: NASAD, NEASC
MAJORS OFFERED:

Drawing*
Illustration*

 

Painting*
Sculpture*

* UNDERGRADUATE ONLY

FOUNDATION PROGRAM
The Foundation program provides all entering students with a common first year experience that prepares them for a successful transition to their sophomore year and choice of major. The program develops fundamental artistic proficiencies in drawing, painting, sculpture, color, and design based on the observation of nature including the human figure. Students successfully completing the Foundation curriculum are able to demonstrate a consistent level of basic competencies including an understanding of visual arts principles and the ability to translate the observed environment into drawn, painted, and sculpted form with a reasonable degree of technical skill and vivacity.


This program is Residential.

UNDERGRADUATE COST OF ATTENDANCE 2015-2016
FULL-TIME DEPENDENT  
TUITION $ 29,680
MANDATORY FEES 1,680
BOOKS & SUPPLIES 1,500
ON-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 9,568
OFF-CAMPUS ROOM & BOARD 9,000
OTHER 1,610
FINANCIAL AID 2014-2015 FULL-TIME FRESHMEN *
AID CATEGORY AVG PER RECIPIENT 1st YR RECIPIENTS
INSTITUTIONAL AWARDS4 $11,188 100%
FEDERAL/NATIONAL GRANTS 6,251 35%
STATE & LOCAL GRANTS 2,583 30%
FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS 6,045 55%

AVERAGE AMOUNT RECEIVED PER RECIPIENT: $19,126
100% OF FULL-TIME FRESHMEN RECEIVED AID

* Most recent financial aid data available

ACCEPTANCE RATE: 99%

Acceptance Rate = The percentage of students admitted out of applications received in a given year.

ATTENDANCE RATE: 51%

Attendance Rate (also know as yield) = The percentage of admitted students who enroll in a given year.

ENROLLMENT: FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE FTE1 = 104

UNDERGRADUATE

FULL-TIME 100
PART-TIME 9

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc.

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
APPLICATION: Required
ONLINE APPLICATION: Optional
HOME EXAM: Not Required
INTERVIEW: Recommended
ESSAY: Required
SAT / ACT: Required
PORTFOLIO: Required

TRANSCRIPTS

HIGH SCHOOL: Required
COLLEGE: Required, if transferring
FACULTY: 2015-2016

FACULTY FTE1 = 9

FULL-TIME 5
PART-TIME 13
 

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO: FALL 2015
11.1 TO 1
FTE STUDENTS PER FTE FACULTY1

RETENTION

FRESHMAN RETENTION2

FALL 2013 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2014
53%
 
FALL 2014 FRESHMEN
RETURNING IN FALL 2015
86%

SIX-YEAR GRADUATION RATE2

FALL 2008 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
82%
 
FALL 2009 FRESHMEN
GRADUATING WITHIN SIX YEARS
 
63%

UNDERGRADUATE ETHNICITY

FALL 2015

UNDERGRADUATE GENDER DISTRIBUTION

FALL 2015
70% FEMALE
30% MALE

NEW STUDENT GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION3

FALL 2015
OTHER PROGRAMS

Adult Continuing Education
Pre-College Programs

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES

Monthly Trips to Museums and Cities such as Boston, New York and Providence
AICAD Mobility Program
Exceptional Visiting Artist Program
Alumni Mentorship Program
Summer Study Abroad Opportunities

NOTE 1: "Full-Time Equivalent" is the common way to measure the relative size of colleges. This adjusts for differences in the percentage of part-time students (or faculty). For example: one full-time student = 1 FTE; three half-time students = 1.5 FTE, etc. NOTE 2: Retention and graduation rates for Art Center College of Design are calculated using the entire new student population entering Spring, Summer, and Fall terms (including a large population of transfer students), and not only "First-Time, Full-Time Freshmen" as required by the U.S. Department of Education. Thus these numbers are different than the retention and graduation reported to the U.S. Department of Education. NOTE 3: Geographic distribution is reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates. NOTE 4: Includes all institutional scholarships and grants, but does not include College Work Study or third party awards. NOTE 5: Data presented is drawn from the most recent school year available. NOTE 6: All $-amounts are shown in US dollars. Canadian $-amounts were converted to US dollars using exchange rate at the time the data were collected ($1 Canadian = $0.70 US).