Frequently asked questions

Things you might want to know


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 receiving 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 around 3 years to master. In your specific case, the duration will depend on your dedication and learning capacity, and 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 alternatively by phone +34679 49 29 15
  2. Personal interview. You will have a personal interview (15 to 30 minutes) by videoconference.
  3. Notification. Once you have finished the selection process, you will receive a phone call or email informing you of the committee’s 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 date indicated.

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. The deadline for payment of registration fees for each quarter is:

  • 1st quarter – Before September 4, 2021
  • 2nd quarter – Before December 3, 2021
  • 3rd quarter – Before March 11, 2022

If the payment is not formalized before these dates, 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 must first contact your nearest Spanish Consulate or Embassy and request the list of documents and procedures to apply for a “type D” student visa (a personal visit to the Consulate will often 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 confirmed that you accept the place in the program and paid the tuition deposit. If your consulate requests more information, we encourage you to contact the MAA Admissions office 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, most of the time. In most classes, you will work with a model, either a figure or a portrait. However, you will also have some classes where you will be working with master copies, Bargue or plasters.

How many students are there per class?

In most classes, the limit is 8 students per class.

Do I need to speak English to apply?

English is the language of instruction, so you must have a sufficient level to be able to follow the class.