The Maine coast is known throughout the world as one of the most beautiful and welcoming spots on earth, and our campus, located in Rockport, is right in the heart of it.
It’s a unique and mesmerizing area that lends itself to visual storytelling, where mountains, cranberry fields, woods, and craggy shores converge on sparkling Penobscot Bay with its dozens of islands leading the way to the Atlantic Ocean.
Like many of America’s most adored artists before you, you’ll be inspired by the spectacular natural beauty of this region, by its big-hearted residents, and by the unforgettable creative community you’ll find at Maine Media Workshops and College.
More than 40 years of delivering workshops here has made MMW+C the experts in the best locations for image making. This extraordinary environment lends itself to, almost unleashes, creativity. It’s not a coincidence that it’s been home to some of America’s most famous artists and artisans …. painters, photographers, writers, wooden boat builders and fine furniture craftspeople.
Our campus is located at 70 Camden Street in Rockport – in the heart of MidCoast Maine. It’s a secluded site of more than 10 acres with dining facilities, and housing conveniently within walking distance of the classrooms..
Maine Media Workshops + College is committed to serve our community with a science-informed plan that we will be using to reduce the spread of disease, respond to incidents of Coronavirus infection and protect each other and our community.
When you’re not creating your visual stories in the magical life of MidCoast Maine, there is a fascinating world to visit in Rockport and the stunning environment that surrounds it. Hike in the mountains, kayak on Megunticook Lake, see one of MidCoast’s 24 iconic lighthouses, take a windjammer sail into Penobscot Bay or breathe in the salt air on a relaxing 12-mile ferry ride out to the inspiring artists’ colony on Monhegan Island.
Maine Media students created work between March of 2020 and March of 2021. This collection represents the enormous wealth and breadth of talent, mediums, and subject matter that we see from our students every year. Included are works of photography, filmmaking, writing, book arts, and more.
The Maine Media Alumni Network is an extraordinary network made up of 35,000 people living worldwide. Our alumni are leading lives of purpose as photographers, filmmakers, book artists, writers, professionals and enthusiasts.
Maine Media campus events include our Master Lecture Series and other activities that are open to students and to the public. Activities are posted on this page, and on the Maine Media Facebook page to let you know what’s coming up. Maine Media Faculty Lecture Series – highlights faculty who are teaching a workshop, guest speakers, and others who share their art, career experiences, and perspectives on current art practice, trends, or topical issues. These are free and open to the public.
Maine Media is proud to administer the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture, a $20,000 unrestricted prize generously funded by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation. We also host a variety of contests specifically for students of Maine Media each summer, as well as a Book Artist Residency. Galleries usually accept exhibit proposals in November of each year.
The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture recognizes excellence in a new generation of photographers by awarding $20,000 to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in the genre of portraiture. The prize, the second largest in the United States, is designed to assist the winner in continuing the pursuit of their work and to serve as a launching pad for the next phase of their careers.
Maine Media’s General Policies are important for the campus community to be aware of in relation to having a successful experience at Maine Media Workshops + College. Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for adhering to the policies when they are engaged with or at Maine Media Workshops + College.
Use this form to report: Grievance, Injury to Person, Equipment or Property Damage, Vehicle Accident, Alcohol or Drug Incident, Harassment/Bullying, Suspicious Person/Activity, Disruptive Behavior, Individual at risk – causing harm to self or others, Firearms or weapons on campus or on person, Missing Student Notification (longer than 24hrs), Clery Reporting.
If possible, the report should be completed within 24 hours of the event.
Maine Media Workshops + College invites current and prospective employees and students to read the Annual Campus Security, Safety & Fire Report. As required by federal law under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), any postsecondary institution participating in the Higher Education Act (HEA’s) Title IV student financial assistance programs must comply and issue campus alerts to provide the campus community with information necessary to make informed decisions about their health and safety.
When you’re not creating your visual stories in the magical life of MidCoast Maine, there is a fascinating world to visit in Rockport and the stunning environment that surrounds it. Hike in the mountains, kayak on Megunticook Lake, see one of MidCoast’s 24 iconic lighthouses, take a windjammer sail into Penobscot Bay or breathe in the salt air on a relaxing 12-mile ferry ride out to the inspiring artists colony on Monhegan Island.
Maine Media is committed to providing financial assistance to its MFA students, Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling students and Certificate in Visual Storytelling students (US citizens only) as they pursue their craft. To that end, the following loan programs have been implemented for students enrolled in those programs.