Deposit Policy

At the time of registration, we require payment of the $55 registration fee and a $500 deposit on Rockport based workshops. Eight and twelve-week Intensives require payment of the $55 registration fee and a $1500 deposit. Travel workshops may differ with respect to deposits, please refer to specific course descriptions. One, two, and three-day workshops are paid in full at the time of registration.

Payment Policy

Final payment is due 45 days prior to the start date of any workshop, Some travel workshops may have their own deadline, please check the course description.  Unless prior arrangements have been made, the credit card used for making the deposit will automatically be charged for the balance due. All fees are to be paid in U.S. funds. No foreign checks are accepted. Acceptable forms of payment include cash, checks, bank draft, pre-approved company purchase orders, VISA, MasterCard and Discover. 

Transfer Policy

If for any reason you desire to transfer to a different workshop, please notify us at least 45 days in advance of the workshop start date. We will try to accommodate your request to transfer, however we reserve the right to accept or reject any transfer. Your transfer must be to a workshop within the next calendar year.

There are NO exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policies.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy

Enrollment is limited in our workshops, so once you have been accepted your participation is important to us - we rely on your attendance to make important arrangements with faculty and other logistics. If you must withdraw from a workshop, please do so in writing (an email to registrar@mainemedia.edu is fine).  We provide the following refund policy (please note that the $55 registration fee is non-refundable):

All Rockport Based Workshops

  • Withdraw more than 45 days prior to the start of your workshop and we will refund all payments made, less a $125 cancellation fee and the $55 registration fee.
  • Withdraw less than 45 days, but more than 30 days prior to the start of your workshop and we will retain 50% of your workshop tuition and the $55 registration fee.
  • Withdraw 30 days or less prior to the start of your workshop, there will be no refund.

Travel Workshops

  • Withdraw more than 60 days prior to the start of your workshop and we will refund all payments made, less a $250 cancellation fee and the $55 registration fee.
  • Withdraw less than 45 days, but more than 30 days prior to the start of your workshop and we will refund any excess of 50% of program costs billed.
  • Withdraw 30 days or less prior to the start of your workshop, there will be no refund.
  • Some travel workshops may have differing requirements, please check the course descriptions.

Maine Media Workshops is not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other family related emergencies.  We strongly urge you to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. In the event a workshop must be cancelled by us due to inadequate enrollment or other events outside of our control, we will refund all funds paid to us – or, we can transfer you to another workshop, space permitting. Maine Media Workshops is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, or outside hotel rooms in the event a workshop is cancelled.  Before making non-changeable travel arrangements please check-in with us.

There are NO exceptions to our Cancellation and Transfer Policies.

Course Cancellation
Occasionally, we cancel a class because of low enrollment. In this case, we will refund all monies paid, in full. We cannot be responsible for non-refundable airline tickets unused because of a course cancellation. Our limit of liability is to return all monies paid to Maine Media Workshops. 

Instructor Replacement
It is the nature of the business that occasionally a listed instructor is unable to participate because of a change in his or her professional schedule. If we are forced to replace an instructor, we will do so with someone of equal or similar credentials. When time permits, we will inform all those registered.

 

College Credit
Maine Media College is authorized to award graduate  degrees and to provide college credit for many of the one-week workshops and Master Classes. (Check with your college to be sure they will accept this credit.) All of our workshops designated as Advaced or Master  levels are eligible for 1 credit. A $35 per course processing fee is required for people wishing to receive credit. To obtain credit, you must register prior to the beginning of the class, in order for the instructor to provide a grade and prepare an evaluation. 

 

Military Veterans Benefits
US Veterans may use their Chapter 33 benefits to attend Maine Media Workshops + College programs. The Professional Certificate program and MFA degree program are eligible for the Post 9/11 GI Bill®. Most other workshops & programs qualify. Veterans who performed active duty service after September 10, 2001, as well as current military members and eligible dependents seeking training in the fields of filmmaking, photography, or multimedia can visit www.gibill.va.gov for benefit information.

 

Discount Plans

Maine Media offers a number of discount plans for students.  These discounts cover only one-week or longer workshops taken on the Rockport campus.  Discounts are non-transferable and must be used in the calendar year earned.  No additional discounts will apply to workshops sequences that offer their own discount plan.  Discount plans may not be compounded.  There are a limited number of workshops for which no discount will apply. Discount offers may not be combined with any other offer.

Multiple course discounts:

A 10% tuition discount is available to students taking multiple one-week or longer workshops in one calendar year here in Rockport. Weekend and half-week classes are not eligible. Full tuition is charged for the most expensive workshop and then a 10% discount is credited for all additional workshops. To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package.

Multiple family/company discounts:

A 10% discount is offered for each additional person attending a workshop from the same immediate family.  The discount is deducted from the lowest tuition(s). This same discount is available to organizations that send multiple workshop participants. To qualify for this discount  you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package. Applies only to week long workshops in Rockport.

Bring a Friend:


Returning alumni - receive a 10% discount on your workshop when you bring a friend or family member! Both you and your companion receive a 10% discount on your respective workshops.
There are some restrictions: the companion must be new to MMW+C and both you and the companion must register for your workshop choice on the same day and attend the same week. To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package. Applies only to week long workshops in Rockport.

Parents, Grandparents and Young Artists:

Sign up for a workshop at the same time as your teen is registered for one of our Young Artist sessions.  You both are eligible for a 10% discount, and you both can spend an engaging week or two on the coast of Maine doing something you love to do! To qualify for this discount you must be registered for the meals and accommodations package. Applies only to one or two-week workshops in based in Rockport.