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Image: MFA Students at the 2015 Venice Biennale.

Maine College of Art is now accepting applications for the MFA in Studio Art program. Priority deadline is February 6, 2016. Full tuition scholarship now available.

MECA’s setting in the artistically vibrant city of Portland, Maine, adds to the close-knit feeling found among candidates, faculty, and MECA’s community partners. The small class size and dedicated faculty ensure individualized attention, and positive peer interactions help to develop bonds that support each student’s goals. Now including international travel.

Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Studio Art
Full and low residency programs are available.

Among the first low-residency MFA Programs in the country, MECA’s low-residency MFA combines intense periods of on-campus instruction in Maine with the freedom and independence of working from any home location.

The full-residency MFA gives you the option of moving to the arts district in Portland with 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities within a vibrant creative community. Each student receives a teaching assistantship and an individual studio with 24/7 access.

Both of MECA’s MFA programs offer an interdisciplinary approach that encourages students to think across traditional academic boundaries and challenge their art practice and intellectual curiosity. The curriculum emphasizes the intersection of studio production, individual research, and critical analysis. This structure promotes the development of a sustainable lifelong practice.

Graduate faculty
Gail Spaien, Adriane Herman, Christopher Stiegler, and Joshua Reiman.

2016 summer intensive visiting faculty
Jim Shaw, Hrag Vartanian, Lori Nix, Keith Edmier, Huma Bhabha, and Seth Goldenberg.

Apply to the MFA in Studio Art online here

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