Among the first low residency, fully accredited MFA programs in the country, MECA now offers a high residency option as well. These two tracks allow each student to choose the path that is right for them. Our low residency MFA combines intense periods of on-campus instruction in Maine with the freedom and independence of working from any home location. Our full residency MFA gives you the option of moving to the Arts District in Portland, Maine, with 24/7 access to 200,000 square feet of state-of-the-art facilities and a vibrant, creative community.