Schedule a Visit

Visit MECA’s campus to see our unique community at work. We encourage you and your family to come tour our facilities and specialized equipment, walk through our studios, and talk with our students and faculty.

Graduate visits are available Monday through Friday by appointment:

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Master of Fine Arts visits will start with a tour of the department and facilities with a current MFA student and can be followed by an information session with our Graduate Admissions Counselor. The entire visit lasts about 1–1.5 hours. We are also happy to meet on Skype or Google Video.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Master of Arts in Teaching visits will start with a tour of the department and facilities with a current MAT student and can be followed by an information session with a current student and/or our Graduate Admissions Counselor. The visit should last about 1 hour. We are happy to meet on Skype or Google Video.

Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

Visits for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies Graduate Certificate will include a tour of the campus with the Graduate Admissions Counselor, followed by an info session about the program. This visit generally lasts about 1 hour. We are happy to meet on Skype or Google Video.

To schedule your graduate visit, please contact Admissions at admissions@meca.edu or 207.699.5023.

 

Open Houses at MECA

Come see first-hand why students are choosing to study in MECA’s close-knit community and rigorous artistic programs. At an Open House, you’ll have a chance to:

+ Get to know faculty and current students
+ Take a tour of our studios and res halls
+ Have your portfolio reviewed with professional artists
+ Explore the vibrant art scene in downtown Portland, Maine

2019–2020 Open House Schedule

Fall 2019 Schedule

Monday, November 25
MAT Online Info Session
12–1pm
Details + registration here

Friday, December 6
MFA Virtual Grad National Portfolio Day
online
8am–5pm
Details + registration here

Spring 2020 Schedule

Saturday, January 25
MAT Open House
11–3pm
Registration opening soon

Saturday, February 22
Open House
11–3pm
Registration opening soon

Recommended Hotels

Portland has several excellent options to stay downtown. Below are a few of our recommendations; you’ll find several other options through a quick Google search or on AirBnb.

Holiday Inn By the Bay

207.775.2311 | 88 Spring Street, Portland, ME 04101
When booking, ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate:
Jan 1–Dec 31, 2019: 15% off best flexible rate when booking
Rates may change without announcement.

Hyatt Place Portland Old Port

207.775.1000 | 433 Fore Street, Portland ME, 04101
When booking, call sales at 207-770-2404 or 207-770-2403 and ask for Maine College of Art special corporate rate.

The Westin Portland Harborview

157 High Street, Portland, ME 04101
Bookings can be made online with corporate code/SET# 552691
+ Jan 1–Apr 30: $119 + tax/room
+ May 1–Jun 30: $189 + tax/room
+ July 1–Oct 31: $209 + tax/room
+ Nov 1–Dec 31: $119 + tax/room
These rates include wi-fi and are available with the exception of high volume when the hotel is expected to sell out and with the exception of the following blackout dates: July 19–21, July 26–28, and August 3–4, 2019.

The Press Hotel

119 Exchange St, Portland, ME 04101
To make a reservation, call (207) 808-8800 and ask for the Maine College of Art special rate.