Mission, Vision & Core Values
Maine College of Art educates artists for life.
MECA will be distinguished by its focus on educating highly accomplished artists and designers who excel in their chosen field with integrity, professionalism, and community leadership.
Our Core Values
At MECA, we believe in the transformational power of an arts education to serve as the foundation for a lifelong pursuit of personal and professional goals. We combine a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, immersive studio practice, and wealth of professional development opportunities to provide an educational experience that embodies artistic excellence, civic engagement, and creative entrepreneurship.
In the belief that learning is centered in the process of inquiry, self-discovery, and creative expression, we offer our students the environment and tools they need to take risks, think critically, and work creatively within and across disciplines.
With a history of a commitment to the creative evolution of our communities, we focus on engaging students in the process of becoming the inventive, self-disciplined, contributing citizens upon whom our world depends.
We teach each student the necessary professional skills to transform aspirations and values into a creative practice that will serve as the foundation for a rewarding career.
View MECA’s 2020-2027 Strategic Plan here.