At Maine College of Art & Design, we believe an artist's life centers on studio practice.

For us, the studio is a public as well as a private place where the artist undertakes research, experimentation, reflection, collaboration, and problem-solving, all in preparation for creating and presenting meaningful artwork. Students learn that a lively and enduring studio practice will allow them to become creative agents in the world.

Our curriculum supports the creative spirit of our students, empowering them to become artists, citizens, and entrepreneurs. A structured and sequenced program in visual language, academic studies and public engagement, with a wide range of choices, prepares students to transition into fulfilling and successful careers.

*Educational Philosophy drawing by Ian Anderson, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College.