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, sound stage, and studios.
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 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. Usually held at the Rockport Opera House, 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.
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