Maine Media offers Long-Term Programs Ranging from 4-30 weeks in Filmmaking, Photography, Multimedia, Writing, and More

Our long-term programs are designed for college-aged students, recent grads, emerging professionals, individuals sent by their employers to invest in their skill sets, and anyone else looking for a completely immersive educational experience and opportunity to focus on honing their craft and developing their passion.

NOTE: In consideration of COVID-19, The Intensive Schedule in 2021 may differ slightly from a typical year. 


2021 Multi-Week Filmmaking Programs include:

4-Week Cinematography Intensive- Summer
8-Week Cinematography Intensive – Fall
4-Week Directing Intensive – Summer

8-Week Directing Intensive – Fall
4-Week Nonfiction Cinematography Series
4-Week Film School

30 Week Certificate in Collaborative Filmmaking (Maine Media College)

NOTE: Some of our intensives may not be offered during the 2021 Season, stay tuned for future dates on the following offerings.

4 or 8 Week Editing & Post Production Intensive
Screenwriting Intensive
4-Week Documentary Film School
6-Week Filmmaking Workstudy

Photography & Multimedia


Multi-Week Photography & Multimedia Programs include:

6, 8 or 12 Week Summer Photo Intensive

9-Week Historic Process Intensive

30 Week Professional Certificate in Visual Storytelling (Maine Media College)


Seasonal Observations with Éireann Lorsung (Book Arts & Design)

This series of classes combines bookmaking, writing, and sketching to help you support and develop a practice of daily observation meant to support you as an artist, whatever your field. Through a series of cross-disciplinary exercises provided by the instructor, each participant will devise a self-directed habit of direct engagement with the natural world around them. Exercises will help you sharpen your observational skills, build on your current habits of recording/note-taking, develop your associative sense, and flex the parts of your creative brain you may not always put to full use.


Poetry Chapbook Intensive

Over a period of 5 months, this intensive will focus on generating, editing, and organizing a chapbook of 12-15 poems. The course will begin with a week-long residency (July 5-11) with Richard Blanco (2012 Presidential Inaugural poet) and your cohort of classmates at the Maine Media campus. You’ll workshop a batch of your current poems and write new ones. We’ll discuss each poet’s overarching concerns and themes, and learn strategies for putting together a chapbook. Following the initial workshop residency, you’ll generate more new poems and share them bi-monthly for online critique by Richard and your cohort over the course of the next 5 months. The course will culminate with a weekend workshop via Zoom online conference to look at each other’s chapbooks in their final stages of completion to submit for publication.

Note: If you are interested in our long term College Degree and Certificate Programs, visit our College Page!


Header Image:  ©Austin Halpern (Photography Intensive, 2018)