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Low-Residency MFA in Media Arts at Maine Media College.

Filmmaking. Photography. Multimedia.

Our 3 year low-residency program at Maine Media College is for artists interested in engaging in a rigorous educational experience leading to an MFA in Media Arts. Students work in various media art forms including photography and filmmaking as well as interdisciplinary and transmedia forms. Produce original creative work under the guidance of experienced mentors and participate in a community of artists striving for artistic growth through highly individualized practice and study.

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Provost Elizabeth Greenberg introduces Maine Media College’s coveted MFA in Media Arts.

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Who should apply?

The MFA in Media Arts at Maine Media College is intended for those interested in:

Why choose Maine Media?
Allen Coulter, Director of the Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy - teaches the Directing Master Class workshop at Maine Media.
Allen Coulter, Director of the Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy - taught the Directing Master Class workshop at Maine Media.
Take our Master level workshops to earn credits towards your degree.
Learn from Masters such Allen Coulter, Director of the Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire and Sons of Anarchy.

Our MFA program uniquely offers students the opportunity to take Master level workshops to earn credits towards their degree. Our workshops have been running for almost 50 years and are taught by world-class instructors in Photography, Filmmaking, Writing and Book Arts. Students that have taken our workshops have gone on to win Emmys and Oscars.

View our workshops to get an understanding of the incredibly diverse educational and professional development opportunities we offer, online and on-campus.

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Our Low-Residency program gives you the flexibility you need to complete your MFA.

Our program provides flexibility for students to work on their thesis outside of our campus, providing minimal disruption to employment or family life. Two, five-day MFA retreats are held each year, one in May and the other in November on our beautiful campus in Rockport, Maine.

Alumni Showcase

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Luis Zerón

Film editor, MFA graduate

“As an editor, I was looking for a school where I could push my career to the next level. The low-residency MFA at Maine Media College gave me the opportunity to continue working in Mexico City while engaging in a rigorous, goal-focused program.”

Luis Zerón has edited series for Netflix and HBO, feature films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials. Based in Mexico City, he is a member of the AMAE (Spanish association of editors).

Most recently, Luis was Lead Editor for the Netflix global hit series “Triada” which premiered in 2023. He has also worked as Lead Editor and Editor on series like “Dark Desire” (2020-2022, Netflix), “Yankee” (2019, Netflix), “Ingobernable” (2018, Netflix), “El Chapo” (2017, Netflix), and “Sr. Ávila” (2016, HBO), an International Emmy Award-winner. He also recently worked on the feature documentary “Out of Reach: The Struggle of the American Dream” (Socially Distant Productions), which is currently in post-production.

He has a Master of Fine Arts in Media Arts from Maine Media College, a Masters degree in Film Editing from ESCAC Barcelona, and a BA in Communication from the Universidad Iberoamericana Puebla. He teaches editing workshops at Maine Media Workshops + College.

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Maggie Meiners

Interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker, 2021 MFA graduate

“I have tremendous gratitude for my experience in the MFA program at Maine Media College. Through guided mentorship, friendships, and the overall community I was able to gain a deeper understanding about the meaning of my work, my artistic process and how it fits into the larger context of contemporary art.”

Maggie Meiners is an artist and filmmaker whose work revolves around themes of self-critique and authenticity. She employs various mediums and the modes of appropriation, deconstruction, and collage and applies them through the lens of humor and feminism. Cultural artifacts and images from popular culture and consumerism portray the dichotomies of the gendered psyche to symbolize the feminine through notions of domesticity, beauty, and body image. Born and raised outside of Chicago, she holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from University of Colorado-Boulder, a Masters in Education from De Paul University in Chicago and received her MFA from Maine Media College.

View Maggie’s video work.

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