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UMass Lowell will resume on-campus instruction, research and campus life for Fall 2020. View the plan for more info.

How to Apply

Admission

Art-Brayers

Undergraduate application to the Art & Design Department at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is a two-part process. Incoming applicants for graphic design, fine arts and photography need to:

Academic records are reviewed by the Admissions Office. This is followed by the Art & Design Department’s review of portfolios. Applicants are notified by the Admissions Office regarding the final admission decision.

Application Deadlines

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming students’ portfolios are due November 1 (early action) and no later than February 1 (regular admission).

Transfer Students

Transfer students' portfolios are accepted on a rolling basis. Deadlines are January 10 (for spring admission) and August 20 (for fall admission).

Art-Paints

Internal Applicants

UMass Lowell undergraduate students who want to change majors and be considered for the B.F.A. program are internal applicants. Portfolios are accepted on a rolling basis.

Applicants Who Do Not Have a Portfolio

The Art & Design Department’s goal is to train any student accepted at UMass Lowell. If you do not have a portfolio but are interested in becoming an art major, you can take Drawing I and Art Concepts I. These courses will prepare you for the portfolio application. Should you decide that your strength is in a different field, these courses will count toward general education (Arts and Humanities) for non-art majors.


Laptop Recommendations

Mac Book Pro Specifications:

Memory

Your MacBook Pro comes standard with 8GB of 2133MHz memory and can be expanded to 16GB. The more memory your Mac has, the more apps you can run simultaneously and the better they will perform.

Storage

Your MacBook Pro comes standard with 128GB of superfast SSD storage. You can configure it with up to 2TB, giving you more space to store your documents, photos, music, videos, and apps. Please note that the storage is built into the computer, so if you think you'll need additional storage capacity in the future, it's important to upgrade at the time of purchase.

Processor

Your MacBook Pro comes standard with a 1.4GHz quad-core eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. You can upgrade to a 1.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor.


1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz 128GB Storage Touch Bar and Touch ID

  • 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 128GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,299.00


1.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz 256GB Storage Touch Bar and Touch ID

  • 1.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 645
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,499.00


2.4GHz Quad-Core Processor with Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz 256GB Storage Touch Bar and Touch ID

  • 2.4GHz quad-core 8th-generation Intel Core i5 processor
  • Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655
  • 8GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory
  • 256GB SSD storage
  • Retina display with True Tone
  • Touch Bar and Touch ID
  • Two Thunderbolt 3 ports

$1,799.00


More ram, upgraded processor and bigger hard drive will upgrade performance.

Processor

1.7GHz quad-core 8th generation Intel Core i7 processor, Turbo Boost up to 4.5GHz + $300.00

Memory

16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 memory + $200.00

Storage

256GB SSD storage + $200.00