At MECA you’ll be an important part of a community of supportive artists and designers who challenge you to shape and own your vision. Learning happens everywhere. In the studio, on field trips to NYC or Boston, to professional studios in Portland, and area print shops. We get into the Portland community with events and collaborations at local galleries, businesses, and the Maine coastal environment. Visiting artists — whether leaders in the field, our connected alumni network, or energetic young guns on the cusp of stardom — come for 2 or 3 day workshop marathons. Internships in area studios complement course work and summer internships happen around the Northeast. MECA designers work in individual dedicated studio space 24/7 next to photographers, digital media artists, and illustrators, inspiring collaboration and cross-pollination of media and ideas.