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Admissions

Through our 10:1 student 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.

At MECA, you’ll receive individualized attention from faculty and staff to help you grow as an artist and strengthen your work. This begins with the application process, and the MECA Admissions team will work with you to make sure you’re putting your strongest possible application forward. We review hundreds of portfolios each year, both in-person and online, and it’s our job to help you put together your best work.

When evaluating applications, we’re looking for all of your strengths with consideration given to your portfolio and academic achievements. Each applicant is considered for merit-based scholarships upon acceptance to the College.

We invite applications from students who will contribute to the diversity of our student body, including traditional high school applicants, transfers, non-traditional and international students, and veterans.

Admissions

The MECA Admissions team will work with you to make sure you’re putting your strongest possible application forward. We review hundreds of portfolios each year, both in-person and online, and it’s our job to help you put together your best work.

Undergraduate Admissions

The community at Maine College of Art is as diverse and unique as each individual artist within it — each student adds immeasurably to the vibrancy of the College. We invite applications from students who will contribute to the diversity of our student body, including traditional high school applicants, transfers, non-traditional and international students, and veterans.

Graduate Admissions

MECA’s community is as diverse and unique as each individual artist within it and each new student adds immeasurably to the vibrancy of our community. Applications are evaluated individually, with consideration given to the strength of the portfolio and academic achievement.

 

Continuing Studies

The Continuing Studies Department at Maine College of Art offers open enrollment programs to adults and youth. Our mission is to provide access to professional-quality study in the arts and professional development opportunities for diverse members of our community.

Make your mark.

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