| Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling (PCVS)
Intense. Creative. Inspiring.
Students aspiring to careers as artists and working professionals in the world of media arts become fluent in multiple forms of visual media in order to effectively tell a story – whether it is one of personal expression, documentary journalism, social advocacy, or fictional narrative. The Maine Media Workshops + College Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling is a 30 Week program designed to graduate visual storytellers with the skills, vision, experience, and knowledge needed to build a career in the evolving field of media arts.
We have been carefully monitoring the ongoing COVID 19 circumstances, making plans based on prioritizing the safety and health of our students, faculty, staff and community. We believe it is the responsible decision to move the fall term to online programming. We will have ongoing monitoring of the months ahead, anticipating a clear vision for the delivery of the program in the winter and spring terms.
Hear from Recent Graduates
Hear from PCVS graduates Jacklyn Grad (2019), Matt Cosby (2012), as well as renowned photographer Joyce Tenneson on the PCVS Experience.
"The solid foundation I needed in my work was [enhanced] with the broad support and the professional and personal dedication of Tom Ryan, Elizabeth Greenberg and Brenton Hamilton. This team, along with students I worked with from the MFA program and community workshop participants, provided me with a network of support during a time where networking seemed an impossible hope."
-Rob Schulz, PCVS Graduate 2020 (On being a student during the COVID-19 Pandemic)
"As my year out of the program has progressed, the perceived value has blossomed. I’m seeing how instrumental a lot of the practices were and how that helped to develop our skills. I’m capable of working in processes and creating products that people who have been in the industry for years, can not."
The low-residency program at MMC is for artists interested in engaging in a rigorous educational experience leading to the MFA degree in the media arts fields of photography, filmmaking and multimedia. The College seeks those who are motivated to produce high-quality creative work under the guidance of experienced mentors and eager to participate in a community of artists striving for artistic growth through individualized practice and study.