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Professional Certificate Program
Applicants to the Professional Certificate program must have a high school diploma or equivalent and have at least two years of college experience or equivalent professional experience and demonstrate proficiency in the visual arts. The pace of the program is demanding, requiring a high degree of motivation and the ability to work independently. A portfolio and/or reel for review is required in the admissions process. An interview either via phone or in personal will be arranged once all application materials have been received by the college. Maine Media College accepts application on a rolling admissions basis. Prospective students are welcome and invited to visit Maine Media College, tour the campus and meet with faculty. To schedule an appointment, contact info@mainemedia.edu or call 877-577-7700.

Application Deadline 
Applications are currently being accepted.  Please contact registrar@mainemedia.edu for review time frames.

Application Process
All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • A completed application form
  • Official college transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A portfolio / reel
  • Statement of interest and intention
  • Resumé
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75. A deposit of $600 will be required upon acceptance to the program.
  • A personal interview is strongly recommended, though not required

The College will acknowledge receipt of your application and correspond with prospective students concerning all required materials. Students are notified in writing of acceptance to the program once all materials have been received and reviewed. A tuition deposit of $600. is required upon acceptance to the College.

Certificate Requirements
Students seeking to obtain the professional Certificate must complete a total of 48 quarter-hour credits with a grade average of C or better. The credit requirements are comprised of required courses and electives for each program.


International Students
Maine Media College is approved by the U.S. Department of Justice for foreign students, in accordance with U.S. Immigration laws. International students attending Maine Media College must submit proof of financial ability to cover all costs, including travel to and from their home country. Information on student visas and applications is available upon acceptance by calling, faxing or writing Maine Media College Registration Office (phone 207.236.8581, ext 303). Scholarships and Financial grants may be available, on application; however, Maine Media College student loans are not available to international students. All deposits and fees must be paid in U.S. funds.

A few weeks prior to arrival in Rockport, students receive a packet of information confirming accommodations, if applicable and information on how to prepare for the program, including the orientation schedule, invoice for tuition and applicable fees.

Complete information on student services and policies is available in the Student Handbook.

Maine Media Workshops & College do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental handicap.

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MFA Program

Entrance Requirements

The MFA Committee makes admissions decisions based on its belief, as determined upon review of all application materials and interviews, that a matriculating student has the capacity for graduate-level work and is likely to thrive in the low-residency environment. The Committee prefers that a student matriculating into the MFA program at Maine Media College holds a B.F.A., B.A., or B.S. degree (or the equivalent in the case of international students), has had extensive practical and/or academic experience in his or her area of endeavor, and is conversant with the history of his or her chosen media.

Application Procedures

An individual interested in applying to the MFA program at Maine Media College must send the following materials to:

MFA Admissions
Maine Media College
70 Camden Street
Rockport, Maine 04856


Completed application form and $75 application fee (make checks payable to “Maine Media College” 
Official transcripts from all post-secondary schools attended
An essay, approximately 500 words in length, describing: the applicant’s background and formative influences, either aesthetic or experiential, in his or her discipline, his or her interest in pursuing an MFA degree, and the applicant’s goals beyond graduate school
Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional colleagues
Portfolio, reel, or other documentation of work


Applications are accepted for consideration at any time, however the deadline for application submissions for fall retreat admissions is September 30 and for spring retreat admissions the deadline is April 15. Admissions materials are reviewed by the core MFA faculty and acceptance decisions are made prior to retreats. Applicants are notified of admissions decisions within three weeks of receipt of completed applications.

* See "Application Procedures" for complete information on the admissions process

Maine Media College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, physical or mental handicap.


MFA Costs & Fees

Application fee $75
Matriculation deposit $600 (applied to thesis)
Tuition/ credit hour $475
Late registration fee $250
Term without credit $250
Processing fee $150 * upon withdrawal from program
Retreat fee $495
Auditor fee $150
Retreat Housing $45/night
Retreat Meals $140


Maine Media College is authorized by the State of Maine to grant the Master of Fine Arts Degree.