Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers and general information quickly about the programs and the academy

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the program start?

The program starts in October, however you can always sign up at the beginning of each quarter. The last deadline for receipt of applications for admission is as follows:

  • 1st quarter – before July 31
  • 2nd trimester – before November 30
  • 3rd quarter – before February 28

What is the minimum enrollment period?

The minimum enrollment period is one trimester (3 months)

How long does it take to complete the full program?

The skills taught in the program should take you about 3 years to master. In your specific case, the duration will depend on your dedication and learning capacity, so it will take you more or less time to finish the program.

How long is each academic year?

The academic year lasts 9 months. It begins in October and ends in June, both months included.

How does the admission process work?

  1. Book a personal interview. You can book your interview here or by phone +34 679 49 29 15
  2. Personal interview. Usually by videoconference and with a duration of 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Notification. Once you have completed the selection process, you will receive a phone call or email informing you of the decision.

Once you have been admitted, we will ask you to confirm your place by paying a non-refundable deposit (€345). This fee is deductible from the total cost of the program and must be paid before the indicated date.

Your place will be reserved as long as the remaining tuition fees are paid by the due date, as described below.

When do I pay my tuition/fees?

The payment of tuition fees opens two months before the start of the term and closes one month before the start of the term.

If payment is not made before the deadline, the place will be assigned to another student on the waiting list and the deposit will be forfeited.

Do I need a visa to study at MAA?

If you are not an EU citizen, you must obtain a student visa before coming to Spain to start the MAA program. Requirements may vary by citizenship, from country to country, and often from consulate to consulate within the same country. To get started, you should first contact your nearest Spanish Consulate or Embassy and request the list of documents and procedures for applying for a “type D” student visa (often a personal visit to the Consulate will be required). This visa allows a stay of 90 days in Spain. Within this period you must apply for the student card to legalize your situation.

MAA provides a letter of support called “Certificate of Acceptance” after you have been admitted to the program and paid the tuition deposit. If your consulate requests more information, we encourage you to contact us to inform us of your needs. We will adapt the certificate to reflect the information required by your consulate. As an incoming student, you will be responsible for all other information and documentation.

MAA will provide all possible support to help you. Applying for and obtaining the visa in time to start the program is your responsibility. We recommend that you contact the Consulate as soon as possible upon admission and keep us informed of any difficulties you encounter.

Am I going to work with a model?

Yes. Half of the time in most of the programs are with a natural model. The other half of the time you will have classes in which you will work with master copies, Bargue or casts, also master sessions of anatomy, handling of digital editing tools (e.g. Photoshop), etc.

How many students are there per class?

In most classes, the limit is 13 students per class. students per class.

Do I need to speak English to apply?

It is not a prerequisite, although it is highly recommended. English does not have to be high, just enough to follow classes or interviews with foreign artists. We encourage our students to strive to develop the basic skills to understand and communicate in “artistic English”.