Maine College of Art

Maine College of Art is an independent college of art and design located in the center of the thriving arts district of Portland, Maine. Established in 1882, the College currently enrolls approximately 400 degree students. In addition, about 1500 students take classes through MECAs Continuing Studies program annually. MECAs Joanne Waxman Library is an important public resource of art- and design-oriented books and periodicals for the region. The Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA is a vibrant site for the exhibition of contemporary art.MECA is characterized by its intimate learning community, its interdisciplinary nature, and the breadth and depth of its programs. It confers the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, and Master of Teaching in Art Education. MECA employs approximately 100 faculty and staff. The Colleges BFA program offers eleven majors and three minors. MECAs MFA is an innovative two-year low-residency program with approximately thirty students. Our goal at MECA is to teach each student how to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that serves as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals.MECA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design.

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Private, Coed 1882 N/A Semester N/A 522 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101 (207) 775-3052
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