Our inter-disciplinary certificate and degree programs are intensive, immersive, innovative, and hands-on. You’ll learn by doing, by making films, images, installations and books. You’ll work closely with mentors who are masters in their mediums and forge lifelong ties with a highly supportive community of artists.
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.
About Maine Media College
The College seeks those who are motivated to produce original creative work under the guidance of experienced instructors, advisors and skilled mentors and eager to participate in a community of artists striving for artistic growth through individualized practice and study.
MISSIONS, PURPOSES & OBJECTIVES
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.
The purpose of Maine Media Workshops + College are:
- To honor historical forms and practices while embracing new technologies and modes of creative expression.
- To provide a focused educational experience distinguished by excellence in craftsmanship, creativity, and critical thinking.
- To support the creation of exemplary work in a student’s chosen media.
- To foster intellectual and artistic growth, academic success, collaboration, and community involvement.
- To model professional practices and examine ethical responsibilities.
The objectives of the Workshops are to support participants in:
- Exploring new modalities of expression in order to broaden their artistic range and creative experiences.
- Strengthening their skills and techniques.
- Engaging in dialogue with others in order to build relationships and communities that help to sustain their work in the future.
- Attending presentations, exhibitions and screenings that expose them to a range of artistic expression and practice.
- Celebrating creative expression and intensity of effort and collaboration within the Workshops community.
The objectives of the College Master of Fine Arts Program require students to:
- Create exemplary work under the guidance of mentors that demonstrates independent creative vision and fluent understanding of art making techniques and practices culminating in the successful completion and public presentation of the MFA thesis project;
- Participate in critiques with members of the College community and strive for rigorous self-evaluation and growth as evidenced by the consistent and purposeful development and pursuit of coherent goals;
- Demonstrate, both orally and in writing, competence in interpretative analysis of creative work and in situating the work in appropriate historical, cultural and social contexts culminating in the successful completion, presentation and discussion of the MFA thesis paper.
The objectives of the College Professional Certificate Program require students to:
- Create exemplary work under the guidance of the faculty that demonstrates artistic growth and strength of craft.
- Actively participate in critiques by members of the College community that lead to rigorous self-evaluation.
- Learn the historical, cultural and social relevance of their chosen media form.
Maine Media College has been granted candidate for accreditation status by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.
Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidacy is a formal affiliation with NECHE’s Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. It indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation.
Inquiries regarding an institution’s affiliation status with the Commission should be directed to:
The Commission on Institutions of Higher Education New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE) 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Suite 100 Burlington, MA 01803
Direct line to Commission offices: (781) 425-7785 E-mail: [email protected]
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.
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.
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 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.
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.