Anna Maria College
About Anna Maria College
Anna Maria College is located in the town of Paxton, Massachusetts, within an hour's drive to Boston, Hartford, or Providence. The campus is eight miles from downtown Worcester, the third-largest city in New England. Worcester offers an art museum, a 270-acre wildlife sanctuary, and an outstanding collection of early Americana at the American Antiquarian Society. There are many areas available for swimming, boating, and skiing. The beaches of Cape Cod are only a short drive away, as are the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont.
AMC offers a four-year BA degree program in Graphic Design. Required courses of study include introduction to Macintosh for computer graphics, introduction to graphic design, history of graphic design, typography, digital photography and electronic manipulation, design practices, and principles of advertising and marketing. The program also includes a graphic design internship required for graduation. The 4-year program to obtain a BA in art also includes study in graphic design, drawing, design and lettering, photography, and fundamentals of design and color. The Art program requires a Senior exhibit for graduation. Anna Maria College offers a graduate degree program in visual arts. Further information regarding graduate studies can be obtained by attending an information session at the school.
AMC awards several merit scholarships to full-time entering freshmen and transfer students. The criteria for eligibility varies for each scholarship offered. Most are renewable each year with maintenance of a particular grade point average. Those that are not renewable allow students to reapply each year. Some of the available scholarships are the Foundress Scholarship, the Sibling Scholarship, and the Community Service Scholarship.
AMC is a career-oriented liberal arts college with a Roman Catholic affiliation, dedicated to the mission of "emphasizing the development of the whole person, preparing each student for lifelong spiritual growth and compassionate living rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ." The school is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. It is a member of a 13-college Worcester Consortium that allows students to cross-register at other Consortium colleges at no additional cost. The Office of Student Affairs offers career, counseling, and health services, plus student government and an active campus ministry. Available student activities include numerous clubs and organizations, many dedicated to service to others, plus annual events including Spring Weekend, Senior Week, and JFK Night.