40 Years Strong. Respected Worldwide.

For more than four decades, Maine Media Workshops has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation as one of the most inspiring places in the world to learn the art and craft of visual storytelling. Maine Media students represent 44 countries and our alumni have gone on to establish significant careers in the media arts. Maine Media students and alumni range in age from 14 in our Young Artist program, to artists in the prime of their careers, and those in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s who continue to find inspiration here each year.

Our campus is located in the town of Rockport, on the beautiful Maine Coast.

Maine Media College has been authorized by the State of Maine to confer the Masters of Fine Arts degree.
Reference: https://www.maine.gov/doe/learning/highered/degrees/maineinstitutions

Maine Media College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.). Candidacy for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. 

Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it assure eventual accreditation. 

Inquiries regarding the status of an institution affiliated with the Commission should be directed to the administrative staff of the college or university. Individuals may also contact: 

New England Commission of Higher Education 
3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100, Burlington, MA 01803-4514 
(781) 425 7785 
E-Mail: [email protected] 

Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers to achieve their creative potential. We provide lifelong learning opportunities for those pursuing the fine arts and media-related professions. We are committed to fostering a diverse community that values creativity, respects culture, and seeks to deepen human understanding and expand communication in the world.

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General Policies

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.

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.

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 November 2019.

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 every month and archived for no less than 5 years.
Accessibility – Archived versions of the website will be made available by request made to Maine Media’s IT department with approval of the President.

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

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.

Mission, Purposes & Objectives

Maine Media Workshops + College educates and inspires visual artists and storytellers. Read more about our Mission, Purposes & Objectives.

About Our Students

Maine Media Workshops + College alumni have forged careers as fine artists, photojournalists, filmmakers, teachers, and more. Maine Media alumni are among the recipients of Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Documentary Feature. View information on student success, retention rates, and graduation rates, here.

Staff & Board

Learn more about our dedicated staff and Board of Directors.

Employment Opportunities

View our year-round and seasonal employee opportunities.

Annual Report

Read the full MMW+C Annual Report

Strategic Plan 2023

As we look forward to our 50th Anniversary in 2023, we envision a vibrant center of lifelong learning that is a model of innovation and inspiration in the education of visual artists and storytellers. We are connected to the growing community of storytellers around the globe who change the way we see the world and deepen our understanding of the human experience. We live at the forefront of innovative, alternative, experiential education in the arts. This vibrant mix of creativity, craft, and community is the essence of the Maine Media experience.