Archive for March 11th, 2015


Who Are They?: MECA, Part 1

March 11, 2015

Intro to Maine College of Art

This blog post is part of a series called Who Are They? where information is provided for the Maine Arts Ed blog readers to learn about community organizations and institutions that provide educational opportunities in the arts. You will learn that they are partnering with other organizations and schools to extend learning opportunities, not supplant.

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The next several Who Are They? posts are on Maine College of Art (MECA) located at 522 Congress Street in downtown Portland. MECA is a vibrant learning community established in 1882 and moved to its present location in the former Porteous Department Store in 1996. The physical space and equipment at MECA allows students to stretch and grow through individual course work with pathways to a Bachelor of Fine Arts, a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Arts, a Master of Arts in Teaching as well as Continuing Studies for adults and youths, including a Pre-College intensive for high school students. Recently the school added a Textile & Fashion Design major and was gifted $3 Million to establish a music program. In this series you will hear from students, faculty, and even President Don Tuski on a variety of topics that will provide a snapshot of MECA and their commitment to providing an excellent 21st century education.

This video provides an overview of MECA and speaks to their mission, vision and core values.

<p><a href=”″>Maine College of Art – Masters in Teaching</a> from <a href=””>Maine College of Art</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Next Wednesday’s post on MECA will be an interview with President Don Tuski.

If you have any questions please contact Raffi Der Simonian, Director of Marketing & Communications,

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