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- Valuegrade C+
- Diversitygrade B
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- Locationgrade A+
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At Maine College of Art, you’ll learn the history of art, principles of design, contemporary influences, and current perspectives while exploring literally any art form that interests you. Here, declaring your major starts with claiming your space: setting up your own studio where you can push the boundaries of your work. You’ll receive the individualized attention from faculty and staff to help you grow as an artist.
Maine College of Art delivers a transformative learning experience within an intimate and demanding educational environment by preparing students in the areas of artistic excellence, creative entrepreneurship, and civic engagement.
Located on the southern coast of Maine, Portland is a unique collective of culture, community, outdoor recreation, and great food. Students have access to all the opportunities of a big city while remaining only minutes from beaches, lakes, forests, and an abundance of natural beauty.
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Will You Get In?
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 7 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 11 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 11 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Illustration18 Graduates
- Photography12 Graduates
- Painting9 Graduates
- Sculpture8 Graduates
- Fashion and Apparel Design5 Graduates
- Printmaking5 Graduates
- Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects4 Graduates
- Multimedia4 Graduates
- Arts3 Graduates
- Graphic Design3 Graduates
Animation & Game Art
Animation & Game Art students will study historical and contemporary animation, game art, film, art, and storytelling to gain extensive skills in handmade and digital production methods. Internships and Professional Studio Courses prepare students to competitively enter the professional marketplace.
- of students say they don't have Greek life. 13 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 13 responses
- Very supportive14%
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 5 responses