Schedule a Visit

Visit MECA’s campus to see our unique community at work. We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and specialized equipment, walk through our studios, and talk with our students and faculty.

Undergraduate (BFA) Tours for Individual Students & Families

Undergraduate (BFA) campus tours are available Monday through Friday by appointment; they last about 1 hour. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule a visit. Personal interviews and portfolio reviews are also available and can be conducted after a tour of the campus.

To schedule your individual visit, please contact the Office of Admissions at or by phone at 800.699.1509.

Undergraduate (BFA) Tours for High School Groups

BFA Group Tours for high school groups are available by appointment for up to 40 students per visit. Please contact the Office of Admissions at or by phone at 800.699.1509 to set up a visit for your high school group.

If you would like to bring a group of middle school students, please contact Liam Sullivan, Director of Enrollment and Outreach, at or 207.699.5037.

Please note: our office will be closed and unable to offer tours on Monday, March 12th (campus-wide spring break). For information on snow delays or cancellations, our homepage will always be updated with the most current campus status.

Graduate (MFA, MAT, & Salt) Tours & Virtual Information Sessions

visits are available Monday through Friday by appointment:

Master of Fine Arts visits will start with an info session with the Director and/or Chair of the program, followed by a tour of the campus with a current MFA student or our Graduate Admissions Counselor, Adrienne Kitko. The entire visit lasts about 1.5–2 hours.

Master of Arts in Teaching visits will start with a tour of the department and facilities with a current MAT student, and can be followed by an information session with a current student and/or our Graduate Admissions Counselor, Adrienne Kitko. The visit should last about 1–1.5 hours.

Visits for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Graduate Certificate will include an info session about the program followed by a tour of the campus with a current Salt student or our Graduate Admissions Counselor, Adrienne Kitko. This visit generally lasts about 1 hour.

To schedule your graduate visit, please contact Adrienne Kitko, Graduate Programs Admissions Counselor, at or 207.699.5023.

Open Houses at MECA

Visit us for a Open House! These events are a great opportunity to see MECA’s amazing facilities, have a portfolio review, and meet with our students, faculty, and staff. Please see below for information on upcoming Open House dates.

Our typical schedule is below. When you register for the event, we’ll send a confirmation and outline of the day within two business days as well as a full schedule to you the week before the event so you know exactly what to expect!

  • Check-In and Light Breakfast
  • Faculty Meet and Greet
  • Campus & Housing Tours — choose from one of the following when you register
    • Track 1: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture
    • Track 2: Digital Media, Graphic Design, Illustration
    • Track 3: Ceramics, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Textile & Fashion Design, Woodworking & Furniture Design
  • Lunch
  • Student Stations — prospective students will get a deeper look at four of MECA’s majors through a studio visit with one of our BFA students, attending a demo or screening, or participating in a micro-workshop!
  • Parent Information Session
  • Optional Portfolio Reviews

Upcoming Open Houses

  • Saturday, February 17, 2018 (snow date: Saturday, February 24)

RSVP for an Open House at MECA!

  • Each tour will see the facilities, Fab Lab, computer labs, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and a selection of departments as listed above.
  • Portfolio reviews will be held in the afternoon on a first-come, first-served basis until everyone is seen.

    Please note that Maine College of Art and the Admissions Office will be closed starting at 12pm on Thursday, December 21, 2017 – Monday, January 1, 2018. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 2. We will send a registration confirmation after the 2nd — thank you for your patience.

    We hope you have a happy holiday season!

You will receive a confirmation that includes the schedule for the day via email within 1–2 business days (be sure to add to your contacts to ensure best delivery). If you can’t make it on an Open House date, please contact Admissions to schedule an individual campus visit.

Open House Parents’ Talk

Watch the Parent’s Talk from our latest Open House and learn more about MECA!