29 Sep 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Maine College of Art to visit SLAS

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meca-logo-01THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016
4:00PM IN ROOM 120


Located in the heart of the Portland Arts District, Maine College of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art, a Master of Arts in Teaching, as well as Continuing Studies for adults and youths, including a Pre-College intensive for high school students. Maine College of Art to visit SLAS on

The College has transformed a former department store into the main campus building with vibrant classrooms and studios that are open 24/7. Also located in the Porteous Building, the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA serves a critical regional role in its commitment to presenting contemporary, provocative work by living artists from Maine and around the globe. The Joanne Waxman Library is one of the largest independent libraries in Northern New England and a major resource for the region.

At MECA, undergraduate students spend the first year developing a foundation and the second year exploring a variety of media. At the start of junior year, students declare a major and spend the next two years working within their discipline. MECA offers 11 majors in the BFA program: CeramicsDigital MediaGraphic Design, IllustrationMetalsmithing & JewelryPaintingPhotographyPrintmakingSculptureTextile & Fashion Design, and Woodworking & Furniture Design. The College provides individual studios to all juniors and seniors. MECA is part of a five-college alliance that allows students to access classes and resources in the surrounding area.