At MECA, we want you to make art and make a living. Through our Artists at Work program, we provide students with the skills, opportunities and experiences to be creative professionals for life.
We do this by offering unique activities in the classroom and in the vibrant city of Portland. You’ll put your creative problem solving skills to use in the studio and out in the world through classes, community partnerships, and internships.
Professional development is not a singular class in your last semester. Creating a meaningful career starts the day you enter MECA and continues throughout your life as an alum of the College.
Whether you want to be a studio artist, a commercial designer, an educator, or an arts administrator, you’ll take away a set of skills that translate into a variety of career choices. Leadership, critical-thinking, and risk taking are learned through, but not limited to, the arts.
Artists at Work is a center to connect to internships, jobs, commissions, professional development opportunities, and residencies.