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

MECA&D’s immersive, rigorous, interdisciplinary approach is informed by a strong foundation in the liberal arts and a deep commitment to studio practice. We believe in holistic education. We will help you crystallize your passion into a transformative learning experience.


Maine College of Art & Design delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.

Undergraduate Studies

With 24/7 access to facilities, major studio space and unparalleled access to faculty and artist-educators, this is the right place to make your mark.

Graduate Studies

MECA&D offers an immersive, interdisciplinary learning experience for emerging and evolving professionals in a variety of artistic modalities.

Continuing Studies

Community members of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels are invited to take advantage of the institution’s high-caliber faculty, professional studio classrooms, and intimate learning environment.

Discover MECA&D

Through our 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio, access to state-of-the-art facilities, 24-hour-a-day studio access, and our central location in Portland’s creative community, this is the right-sized city and right-sized school to make your mark.