Educational Philosophy

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At Maine College of Art & Design, we believe that an artist's life is centered on their studio practice. For us, the studio is both a public and private place where artists undertake research, experimentation, reflection, collaboration, and problem-solving, all in preparation for creating and presenting meaningful artwork. Our students learn that a lively and enduring studio practice will allow them to become creative agents in the world.

Our curriculum supports the creative spirit of our students, empowering them to become artists, citizens, and entrepreneurs. A structured and sequenced program in visual language, academic studies, and public engagement, with a wide range of choices, prepares students to transition into fulfilling and successful careers.