Founded in 1882, the Maine College of Art is a private art institution focused on artistry, craftsmanship, and design. MECA is situated in the Arts District of Portland, ME, and part of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. The school provides an individual studios for all students at the junior and senior level. Popular majors include graphic design, ceramics, and printmaking.
Welcoming with a small community atmosphere. It is a feeling of being in a small town in the middle of a big city. Everyone is super friendly and inviting from staff to students.
Patrick from Brunswick, ME
MECA forms a small, close-knit community that is always adaptive and receptive to Portland and the city people around it. It is a personal experience, where professors know you by name and hold you accountable for the work that you do; they really care about your work and your growth through the school. MECA is an excellent environment which fosters both artistic creativity and innovation outside the art world as well by holding its academics to a high standard, in order to inform the studio practice of those in the school.