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Our 2018 ranking of the top animation school program in Maine. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
Maine College of Art (MECA) was founded in 1882 as part of the Portland Society of Art. The school serves more than 500 students enrolled in BFA, MFA, MA, and Certificate programs. MECA offers 11 majors in the BFA program including an Animation & Game Art option. The interdisciplinary program integrates drawing, 2D and 3D design, digital imaging, and video. Sample courses for the program include Animation, Cinematic Storytelling, Character Design for Games and Animation, Digital Filmmaking, Stop-Motion and FX, and Advanced 3D Game Development.
Students in the program will also take a production studio course and complete the major capstone project. Professional Studio (Craft, Fine Arts, Digital Media, Illustration and Design), is also part of the program. Other highlights include access to state-of-the-art equipment and studios with 3D printers, industry-standard programs, video cameras, audio gear, and lighting equipment, access to the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, and Joanne Waxman Library—one of the largest independent libraries in Northern New England.
Graduates of the BFA in Animation & Game Art at MECA will leave the program with the skills needed to create animated and live-action films, video games, digital art installations, web environments, and more.