Our MFA program allows you to chose from our Low or Full Residency options and base your studio wherever you decide— whether it’s on campus in Portland, Maine; or in our Low Residency Program anywhere in the world. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017–2018 academic year.

MFA on the Road

Because our open-door policy does not benefit those potential or past students that are not local to Maine, we are listing our future department travel plans so as to give potential students an avenue for in person dialog. Potential students should know that our department participates in Graduate Portfolio Review Days in Chicago and New York annually. And our alums can now more easily reach out and say hello. Please review our list of events here.

Upcoming Locations

  • San Francisco, CA: October 22, 2017, 12-4pm
    • Chris Stiegler, Chair, MFA in Studio Art will be on hand for the Graduate Portfolio Day, located at San Francisco Art Institute.
  • New York City: October 28, 2017, 12-4pm
    • Chris Stiegler, Chair, MFA in Studio Art and Adrienne Kitko, Graduate Admissions representative will be on hand for the Graduate Portfolio Day, located at Parsons School of Design.
  • Chicago, IL: November 4, 2017, 10am-2pm
    • Chris Stiegler, Chair, MFA in Studio Art and Adrienne Kitko, Graduate Admissions representative will be on hand for the Graduate Portfolio Day happening at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Austin, TX: November 18, 2017, 10am-2pm
    • Chris Stiegler, Chair, MFA in Studio Art will be on hand for the Graduate Portfolio Day, located at The University of Texas at Austin.
  • Online Graduate Portfolio event: December 1, 2017
    • Adrienne Kitko, Graduate Admissions representative will be on hand for 1st the online Graduate Portfolio Day.

If you find yourself near to these locations and would like to inquire about setting up a meeting, please email us at mfa@meca.edu.

Important Deadlines

  • Full Tuition Scholarship Deadline is January 27, 2018.
  • Priority Application Deadline is February 20, 2018.
  • Rolling Admissions is until May 1, 2018, space permitting.

Alumni Events

  • New York City, Saturday October 27, 2017, 5-7pm. Fresh Salt, 146 Beekman St, NY.
  • Chicago, IL, Saturday November 3
  • Austin, TX, Saturday November 18
  • Portland, ME, Sunday December 10

Email mfa@meca.edu for more information about alumni events.

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