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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is college with 77 students located in Old Lyme, CT.

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Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is a four-year, nationally-accredited college offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Drawing, Illustration, Painting, and Sculpture. Its mission is to provide the best education in drawing, illustration, painting, and sculpture through study of the history, traditions, and principles of the fine arts and the liberal arts, thereby establishing a comprehensive foundation for the development of the artist. Campus, Studios, Facilities

Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts is located in Old Lyme, Connecticut - one of several towns that make up the primary region of the Connecticut River Valley in the heart of New England. Known for its artistic community, the first colony of artists to live and work in the region date back to 1899 including American Impressionists such as Childe Hassam and Willard Metcalf. Old Lyme's central location and proximity to major highways and public transportation makes for easy day-trips to New York City, Boston and Hartford - home to some of the best museums in the world. Just 45 minutes west of Old Lyme is New Haven - home to Yale University and many galleries, art venues, restaurants and shopping. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Connecticut's shoreline, the campus offers the space and atmosphere that allows students to devote themselves to their creative and academic studies. The campus is exceptionally equipped with classrooms, studios, and exhibition spaces. As part of the curriculum each semester, internationally known artists visit the campus to give lectures and to meet with students for critiques.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 77
Gender 36% Male / 64% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 53% In State / 47% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 38% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 80%
Multi-racial 5%
Hispanic/Latino 1%
Ethnicity Unknown 8%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: pre-admission summer program study skills assistance reduced course load remedial instruction tutoring
  • Computer Services: libraries wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling career counseling financial aid counseling personal counseling veteran's counselor women's services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Painting (40%), Illustration (30%), Sculpture (20%), Drawing (10%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions through representation by lines made on a surface. Includes instruction in eye-hand coordination; line, value, shape, and perspective; figure and still life drawing; the use of media such as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, and brush; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by the application of paints and related chemical color substances to canvases or other materials. Includes instruction in color and color mixing, surface preparation, composition, oil and acrylic media, watercolor media, painting techniques, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by creating three-dimensional art works. Includes instruction in the analysis of form in space; round and relief concepts; sculptural composition; modern and experimental methods; different media such as clay, plaster, wood, stone, and metal; techniques such as carving, molding, welding, casting, and modeling; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Administration & Faculty

President J. Scott Colley
Accredited by National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 7
Student : Faculty Ratio 4 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 71 : 28
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 85.4% accepted of 82 applications

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite16 - 24
English17 - 25
Math16 - 22
Writing10 - 11
 
SATMath480 - 610
Reading450 - 650
Writing480 - 640

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Academic GPA, Talent Ability, Level Of Applicants Interest

Important: Recommendations, Application Essay, Interview

Also Considered: Standardized Test Scores, Character Personal Qualities, Extracurricular Activities, Work Experience, Volunteer Work

Other Application Information: Single Highest Test Date SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,832 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $20,811
$30K-$48K $25,581
$75K-$110K $28,811
$110K+ $30,811

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $27,984, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $27,984 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,632 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,898
Books $1,500 $1,500
Total (before financial aid) $31,116 $40,014

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 69% $10,398
Federal Scholarships/Grants 38% $4,548
Institutional Grants 100% $9,455
Other Federal Grants 8% $1,489
Other Loans 8% $9,700
Pell Grants 38% $4,250
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 31% $3,588
Student Loans 77% $10,328

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.lymeacademy.edu/index.php/admissions/financial_aid/.

Estimate the net price for you at http://lymeacademy.edu/netpricecalculator/.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

72% of students graduated on time.

90% of students graduated in six years.

83% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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