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Save-the-Date! Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition on 12/1

Save-the-Date! Mainstay X MECA&D Holiday Edition scheduled at Halo at the Point on Thursday, December 1  Join more than 40 art and design . . .

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Illustration major named #1 in the state

Illustration major named #1 in the state We are very pleased to share that our Illustration major was recognized in the 2022 Animation Career . . .

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Help support student scholarships on Giving Tuesday (11/29)

“This College gave me strong foundation skills, preparation that is 100 percent transferable to any field. The scholarship I received validated my potential as much as . . .

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Seven years of 100% job placement for MAT

Seventh year of 100% job placement for MAT graduates!  For seven years running, all of the graduates from our 10-month Masters of Art in . . .

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Holiday pop-ups planned for December! 

Looking for more opportunities to buy handmade artwork for holiday gifts this year? You’re in luck! There are two additional pop-up sales open to the public . . .

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Carter Shappy ’15 wins first round of Epic Grants

Carter Shappy ’15 wins first round of Epic Grants Maine College of Art & Design and Canopy Portland Waterfront are thrilled to announce . . .

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MECA&D News › Academic Affairs

Thanksgiving message on gratitude

Thanksgiving message on gratitude

My wish is that you all experience gratitude this week wherever you may find it. In a kindness during travels, the surprise of seeing an old friend, moments of laughter and moments of quietude. Perhaps, as in . . .

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude

Reflecting on gratitude in this year’s common read Each summer, first-year students, faculty, and staff share a common read as a way to spur introductions and important conversations throughout our . . .

William Johnson Named Assistant Dean of DEI 

William Johnson Named Assistant Dean of DEI 

Maine College of Art & Design Names William Johnson Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion  Johnson will lead strategies to address intersectionality and representation in the arts  . . .

MECA&D Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week

MECA&D Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art & Design Announces the Third Annual Resilience Week Led by the Students of Color Coalition, this series of events explores and celebrates diversity, intersectionality, identity, and . . .

Portland Press Herald features MECA&D artists about Black History month

Portland Press Herald features MECA&D artists about Black History month

Portland Press Herald features artists from the MECA&D community on complex relationships with Black History month On February 6, reporter Jorge S. Arango from the Portland Press . . .

Celebrating new work by Professor Joshua Reiman

Celebrating new work by Professor Joshua Reiman

Maine College of Art & Design celebrates new work by Professor Joshua Reiman PORTLAND, ME — Wednesday, February 2, 2022 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today celebrates new work from . . .

Spring 2022 Update from President Laura Freid

Spring 2022 Update from President Laura Freid

Dear MECA&D Students, Faculty, and Staff, I hope this email finds you well. I am writing to update you on a change to the spring semester Academic Calendar. Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases . . .

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design

Portland Press Herald features Maine College of Art & Design in article about the need for adaptation in higher education  In an article reviewing the need for higher education to adapt to the new . . .

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

Designer Peter Alfano Joins Faculty

“In Peter, we have found a colleague who brings not only the breadth and depth of his own education and experience but also one who exudes—in the classroom and out—a genuine passion for the full panoply . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun

Maine College of Art & Design Hosts Author, Illustrator, and Screenwriter Jonny Sun   PORTLAND, ME — October 20, 2021 — Maine College of Art & Design (MECA&D) today announced its plans to . . .

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

MECA&D Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) This year, Maine College of Art & Design is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time that traditionally honors the . . .

Welcome Home! Welcome Back!

Welcome Home! Welcome Back!

Dear MECA&D Community, As we begin the new academic year together here at Maine College of Art & Design, I invite you to join me in extending a warm welcome to all of our incoming students and a great . . .

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations 2021 Graduates!

Congratulations Classes of 2020 and 2021!! On Sunday, May 16, 2021, Maine College of Art & Design honored the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021 during the College’s 110th Commencement at the Cross . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show

Maine College of Art & Design Announces The MECA&D 2021 Fashion Show Thesis Collections from Textile & Fashion Design Seniors Will Be Presented via Livestream from the Institute of Contemporary Art at . . .

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients

2021 Commencement Speaker and Honorary Degree Recipients Celebrated Artist Sonya Clark to Address New MECA&D Grads Honorary Degrees To Be Conferred Upon Clark and Daniel N. Crewe Portland, Maine — Maine . . .

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Maine College of Art & Design Announces Plans for 2021 Commencement

Dear Members of the MECA&D Community, As we look ahead to the conclusion of the academic year, we are working to finalize plans for a Commencement ceremony that will appropriately honor our graduating . . .

Maine College of Art & Design to Host Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art & Design to Host Annual Resilience Week

Maine College of Art & Design to Host Annual Resilience Week, A Series of Events to Support Conversations Around Race and Inclusion Maine College of Art & Design is proud to announce its second annual . . .

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art & Design  with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art & Design with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color

TD Charitable Foundation Supports Maine College of Art & Design with COVID-Relief Financial Aid Funding for Students of Color The TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s . . .

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