Among the first low residency MFA programs in the country, MECA now has two fully accredited tracks to choose from. Our low residency MFA combines intense periods of on-campus instruction in Maine with the freedom and independence of working from any home location. Our full residency MFA gives you the option of moving to the arts district in Portland, Maine, with 24/7 access to 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant creative community.