Mission Statement

Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers. The school delivers degree and certificate programs, workshops, intensives, and cooperative labs geared to students pursuing creative work in fine arts and media-related professions. MMW+C is a welcoming community that provides lifetime opportunities to explore the practice and concepts of media arts in photography, filmmaking, design and book arts as well as the converging applications of these dynamic media forms. MMW+C embraces historical processes as well as leading-edge technologies in image making and narrative expression. MMW+C is committed to fostering creativity, culture, and human communication in the world.


NEASC's Commission on Institutions of Higher Education has determined that Maine Media College is eligible to proceed with an application for candidacy for accreditation within two years.  A determination of eligibility is not candidacy or accreditation, nor does it indicate a likelihood of eventual accreditation.  Questions about eligibility and the accreditation process should be directed to the Director of the Commission.

Invitation for Public Comment

Maine Media College will undergo an evaluation visit, November 8 – 12, 2017, by a team representing the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is one of seven accrediting commissions in the United States that provide institutional accreditation on a regional basis.  Accreditation is voluntary and applies to the institution as a whole.  The Commission, which is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, accredits approximately 240 institutions in the six – state New England region.

Maine Media College was declared eligible to apply for candidacy for accreditation in March 2016.

For the past year and half, Maine Media College has been engaged in a process of self-study, addressing the Commission Standards for Accreditation.  An evaluation team will visit the institution to gather evidence that the self-study is thorough and accurate.  The team will recommend to the Commission a continuing status for the institution.  Following a review process, the Commission itself will take the final action.

The public is invited to submit comments regarding the institution to:

               Public Comment on Maine Media College

               Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

               New England Association of Schools and Colleges

               3 Burlington Woods Drive. Suite 100

              Burlington, MA  01803-4514

E-mail: cihe@neasc.org

Public Comments must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution.  The Commission cannot settle disputes between individuals and institutions, whether those involve faculty, students, administrators, or members of other groups.  Comments will not be treated as confidential and must include the name, address, and telephone number of the person providing the comments.

Public Comments must be received by November 12, 2017.  The Commission cannot guarantee that comments received after that date will be considered.

Non-discrimination Policy

Maine Media Workshops + College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or transgender status, marital status, religion, creed, ancestry, national and ethnic origin, veteran's status, physical, mental handicap or other legally protected classification in any of its policies or procedures – including but not limited to those related to admission, employment, advancement, the provision of educational services, and the granting of financial aid – or in its services, facilities, privileges or benefits in compliance with and to the limits of applicable state and federal laws.

Code of Conduct

Maine Media College has adopted a set of Core Values as of June, 2016.

These values are to: Create an inspiring, supportive community where students, staff and faculty engage, discover, learn, and create.

To do this we:

  • Respect each individual voice while fostering teamwork.
  • Nurture and extend our community, embracing inclusivity.
  • Conduct ourselves with professionalism and respect.
  • Act with integrity.
  • Work collaboratively to pursue creative innovation and continual growth.
  • Embrace wholehearted engagement in intense learning experiences.
  • Encourage and support each individual’s journey towards change and transformation.

It is expected that all members of the Maine Media College community including board, faculty, staff, and students participate in the community with a level of ethical behavior that supports the mission of the school, these core values, and the well being of each individual in the community.

In addition to the policies and procedures published in the employee, student, and faculty handbooks, all community members must be responsible for their actions and not engage in behavior that is threatening, dangerous or harmful to self or others, that causes disruption to the campus and learning environment, or that damages physical property.

Policies and procedures for students and faculty, including procedures for filing and resolving grievances, are published in the Employee, Student, and Faculty handbooks. 

About Our Students

Master of Fine Art Degree (MFA) student data may be found here

Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling (PCVS) student data may be found here 

Statistical Data on our Workshop students:








Website Archiving Policy

In order to allow the keeping of, and access to, historical versions of the Maine Media Workshop+College website, the following Website Archiving Policy has been implemented as of June 2016.

  • Materials that are archived - The entire website, including the database, documents, files, images, video, and other artifacts will be archived to a specific location on the local network, which will then be backed up to a cloud based service.
  • Frequency of archiving -  The website will be archived on the last day of September, February, and March.
  • Accessibility - Archived versions of the website will be made available by request made to the Dirctor of Information Technology.

Non-Profit Status

Maine Media Workshops + College is incorporated as a tax-exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

IRS Form 990

The annual Form 990 is a public disclosure of a tax exempt organization's finances and activities. This document helps the IRS and state charity regulators to ensure that organizations remain true to their charitable purposes.  It is useful to the public to understand an organization's mission, programs, and finances.  The MMC Form 990 is available upon request from the Director of Finance.