Student Services

Student Housing

The College has lodging on its Rockport campus for approximately 100 students. These accommodations include a number of local residences, a 14-unit off-site facility for our Young Artists program, a 30-room on-campus residence, apartments and local homes. A student housing manager is on duty to handle housing issues. Resident assistants are assigned to each residence to oversee the safe and quiet atmosphere.

Student Activities Fee

A fee of $150 per term is assessed each student in residence to cover a variety of non-academic services, including receptions, guest speakers, exhibitions, high speed Internet access,  and a student accident insurance policy.

WiFi and Printing

Students have access to the Internet throughout the campus via WiFi connectivity. A printer is available for student use.

The Library

The Maine Media College Library is located in the Haas Building. There are standard reference works, both specialized and general, as well as periodicals, CDs, videos, DVDs, and audio tapes on a variety of subjects. Books and other materials on the work of past and contemporary imagemakers are represented. There is a study and research area located adjacent to the library. All MMC students are eligible for Rockport Library cards and may use the Rockport Public Library.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling

Should a student have need of professional counseling, Maine Media College has an informal relationship with MidCoast Mental Health of Rockland, a bordering town, for professional substance abuse or mental health services.

Student Accident/Injury Insurance

Maine Media College provides resident students, registered for one or more classes, with 24-Hour Accident medical insurance through United States Fire Insurance Company. This is accident only coverage.  Benefits are not payable for loss due to sickness.  The policy pays benefits for specific losses from accidents only.  The coverage is excess over any other valid and collectible insurance a student may have.  However, even if a student is covered under other insurance, this plan will cover unpaid balances, deductibles and those eligible expenses not covered by other insurance.  If there is no other coverage, this program pays on a Primary basis up to the limits of the policy.

If a student receives medical attention for an accidental injury, he/she must bring the medical provider’s bill to the business office.  A student is required to complete an insurance claim form, which will be submitted, along with the bill, to USFIC. USFIC will pay the provider directly.

If the provider requires that a student pay the bill at the time of medical treatment, a copy of the bill from the provider must be obtained in order to file a claim for reimbursement from USFIC.  A student must bring the bill to the business office, complete a claim form, indicating to what address the reimbursement should sent, and the claim will be submitted to the insurance company.

Please note: The medical bill or a copy of it – not a statement of services – must accompany the claim. Without the bill, the claim will not be processed.

For a complete copy of the accident policy please see the business office, located in the Shepherd Building.


The entire campus has been inspected by the state fire marshall and is in compliance with all current codes. Two of the buildings are sprinklered, all have smoke and flame detectors and alarm systems. All labs are in compliance with the State DEP with regard to the safe disposal of hazardous waste.

Student Transcripts

The Admissions office is responsible for processing applications. The Registrar processes registrations,  financial aid applications, the transfer of credits and maintains student records. Credit letters, transcripts and liaisons with other institutions are also administered by the Registrar. Transcripts are both computerized and available in hard copy.

The Student Handbook

This manual contains policies on all aspects of student life, academic policy on probation, dismissal and procedures for grievance. Each student receives the handbook upon arrival, and it can be downloaded here:

Download the  Professional Certificate Student Handbook

Download the MFA Student Handbook

Handicapped Access

The Workshops is housed in numerous older buildings in which handicapped (wheelchair) access is limited. However, all new construction provides wheelchair access and, when necessary, certain classes are moved to these facilities to accommodate students with disabilities.

Financial Aid is Available

Information on scholarships, assistantships, work study and student loans is included under Financial Aid. Every attempt is made to provide support for individuals who show talent and are in need.