Four students and a professor sitting in the sand on a beach, in an outdoor writing workshop
B.A. in Creative Arts
Visual Art Contact Information:
Bernie Vinzani, Professor of Art & Book Arts
Creative Writing Contact Information:
Marcus LiBrizzi, Professor of English

Why UMaine Machias?

  • Visual art and creative writing come together through professional internships as well as courses in book arts, filmmaking, the Adobe Creative Cloud and the graphic novel.
  • Creative writing students interested in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting or graphic novels hone their craft through a series of constructive, peer-led workshops.
  • Visual art students build a portfolio in their medium of choice through studio electives in painting, figure drawing, printmaking, papermaking and photography.
  • The Creative Arts Program and University Art Galleries are home to the Marin Foundation Collection of early modernist artwork, including pieces by renowned artist John Marin. Students have the opportunity to learn from artwork in the collection and the practice of museum management.

Program Details Careers FAQ

Unleash your artistic potential in a nurturing community on the coast of Maine. Creative Arts at the University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias) offers concentrations in visual art and creative writing, allowing students to explore the interconnected nature of word and image in areas such as book design, creative software, the digital documentary, and the graphic novel.

Students focus on their area of interest in a streamlined curriculum that allows for additional electives in advanced studio and workshop courses. Full-residency and low-residency options are available. Students develop a command over artistic expression enabling them to advance into careers as well as graduate programs in the arts.

Choose a concentration in:

  • Visual Art
  • Creative Writing