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Virtual Accepted Student Day: Friday, April 10, 2020


MECA’s Virtual Accepted Student Day Agenda

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Welcome to Virtual Accepted Student Day at Maine College of Art!

Before our live sessions begin at 1:00pm, we recommend getting oriented to MECA’s Virtual Accepted Student Day by watching the following welcome from President Laura Freid and Chief Enrollment Management Officer Andre S.F. van de Putte. Then, we invite you to take a virtual tour of campus — you can do this before today’s sessions or come back any time to take the tour!

  • Welcome to Virtual Accepted Student Day (5 mins) (on-demand video)
  • Virtual Tour of Maine College of Art (17 mins) View Virtual Tour

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Live Student Panel (via Zoom) moderated by Dean Ian Anderson + Jen Doebler, Director of Student Life, in conversation with current students in the BFA program.

2:00pm – 2:30pm: Live Artists at Work Info Session (via Zoom) Presented by Jessica Tomlinson, Director of Artists at Work

3:00pm – 4:00pm: Live Artmaking Demos and Workshops  (via Zoom) with MECA Faculty (see more below)

Zoom Participant Codes will be made available to registered participants prior to the start of scheduled events. All videos will be recorded for on-demand purposes. To use Zoom’s video call functionality, download Zoom prior to the start of Virtual Accepted Student Day. Alternatively, you can call into the sessions using a mobile or landline phone.

Live Artmaking Demos and Workshops (via Zoom)

Choose from:

Animation + Game Art
featuring Prof. George LaRou and current
Animation & Game Art students discussing
their work and current projects.


Foundation Sculpture Workshop
Foundation faculty Patricia Brace will demonstrate
a sculpture workshop with easily accessible materials
that you may already have at home!


Metalsmithing + Jewelry
featuring Prof. Kyle Patnaude demonstrating how to create
a forged copper bracelet.


featuring Prof. Steve Drown presenting
a workshop on bringing film to life with sound.


Woodworking & Furniture Design
Prof. Matt Hutton will demonstrate the
importance of model making — and show a few
from his own projects — from his home studio.


featuring Prof. Adriane Herman demonstrating
what she calls a double diamond accordion book from her home studio.



Virtual Activities:

Talk with us! Make appointments via phone or video call.

Talk with us! Appointments by phone or video available throughout Virtual Accepted Student Day include:

Appointments are offered in 15–20 minute time slots.

Admissions, 10am–12pm and 2–4:30pm for questions about enrolling, next steps, important dates and deadlines, and more

Financial Aid, 9:30am–4:30pm for questions about aid, FAFSA, master promissory notes, and funding your education

Student Life, 2–5pm for questions about housing, meal plans, residence life, activities, and more

Registrar, 2–4pm for questions about registering for classes, transfer credits, MyMECA email, and more

Counseling & Wellness, 12–5pm learn about counseling sessions, personal well-being, support services, and more

Disability Services, 3–4pm learn about accommodations, service animals, support services, and more

You can also schedule an appointment to talk with any of the departments above on another day. Click on a department name here to schedule an appointment by email:

Explore MECA at Your Own Pace

Take a campus tour and dive deeper into each of our studio majors:

Animation & Game Art | Ceramics | Graphic Design | Illustration | Metalsmithing & Jewelry | Painting | Photography | Printmaking | Sculpture | Textile & Fashion Design | Woodworking & Furniture Design

Learn about what makes Portland the right-sized city for students with a student-led tour of the city and select year-round highlights of all that Portland has to offer

Check out the next steps to get ready for Fall 2020 for accepted and enrolled students

Learn how our community is responding to our new remote reality

Register for our Virtual Accepted Students Day

Please register for our Virtual Accepted Students Day by completing the form below.

Virtual Accepted Student Day Registration (BFA)

  • We will send a confirmation email, schedule information, and links to live sessions to this address. To ensure that you receive our emails to your inbox, please add to your contacts.
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If you have any questions, you can contact us at or 207.699.5026.


Image Credits

Animation & Game Art: William Kittredge ’19, Invasion Andromedae

Foundation: Anna Valenti ’20, Anchored by a Breath

Metalsmithing & Jewelry: Chloe Darke ’11, C. militaris var. homines (extracted specimens)

Music: Photography by Kyle Dubay ’18

Graphic Design & Illustration: Tyler Eldridge ’18, Experience X Remembrance Illustrations

Woodworking & Furniture Design: Melinda Aste, Stack Cabinet

Printmaking: Miekala Cangelosi ’16, Same Genes, Different People