Those seeking admission to the Academy’s Full-Time Program must submit a completed online application.

Students of all levels are encouraged to apply. We are primarily seeking students who demonstrate a strong work ethic and commitment to the challenges of a rigorous program.

Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants may apply for the fall, winter, or spring trimester.

It is the policy of the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts not to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital and civil partnership, pregnancy, age, religion or belief, national origin, or disability in the administration of its admissions policies, educational policies, employment practices, scholarship programs, and other Academy-related activities.


Application Process

Complete and submit the online application.

The Admissions Committee will review all applications. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the Admissions Committee to review your application and respond with a status update.

Upon acceptance, applicants will receive an Acceptance Packet. A Confirmation Form will be included and must be completed and returned with a $1000.00 non-refundable deposit within 10 days of acceptance to secure your place. The deposit will be allocated toward the first tuition payment. Payment instructions will be provided in the Acceptance Packet.

We are happy to assist you with any questions. Please contact our Admissions Office at 860.434.5232 or email us at


Application Form

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File extensions accepted: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .rtf
References: Please provide two Letters of Reference from a teacher, friend or colleague. Reference Letters must be emailed by the referee to with the full name of the applicant in the subject line. Please ensure the timely submission of your letters; your application will not be considered complete until both Letters of Reference have been received.

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Core Drawing & Painting applicants please upload up to six works. For Sculpture applicants include two views of any sculptures, even relief sculptures. You may include more drawings than sculptures. Instructions: 1) Label each image with the artwork title, size and medium. 2) Please indicate if the artwork is a copy of another artwork. 3) File extensions accepted: .png, .jpg, .pdf, .tif (max 1MB file size each)