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About our Arts, Humanities, Digital Media and Communication Offerings

SMCC offers a broad range of programs that allow you to expand your creativity and originality through art, design, literature, language, communication, media, video and music. These programs will prepare you for a career or to transfer to a four-year college or university in a related area of study. SMCC will give you the upper hand as you learn from our talented and connected professors with first-hand experience.

What programs are available?

Communication & New Media Studies

Associate Degree Program
The program provides a strong foundation in web, video/audio and print media. Students can choose to specialize by selecting from a flexible menu of advanced curriculum options including digital imaging, design and illustration, video and audio production, animation or website production. Start an entry-level career in communication or digital media or transfer and continue your education at four-year-college upon graduation. Learn more now!

Liberal Studies: Art Focus

Associate Degree Program
Students work in our state-of-the-art studio facilities and guided by practicing professional art faculty, graduates can go on to careers in studio art, illustration, graphic design, fashion, art education, arts advocacy and curatorial work in galleries and museums. Start an entry-level career in the arts or transfer and continue your education at four-year college upon graduation. Learn more now!

Liberal Studies: English Focus

Associate Degree Program
Through an Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a focus in English, SMCC will start you on your path to a four-year degree at a baccalaureate institution. Where you wind up is entirely up to you – a career in journalism, working as an English teacher, writing your own books or poetry or any other myriad opportunities. Learn more now!

Liberal Studies: Music Focus

Associate Degree Program
The Liberal Studies program with a Focus in Music helps students explore their options for a musical career while preparing them for continued studies in music at a four-year school upon graduation. The program can also provide supplemental skills and knowledge for people who are already working as musicians. Learn more now!

What can I do with an education in this field?
90% of SMCC graduates get a job or continue their education within nine months of graduation.

Launch your career

SMCC graduates in Arts & Media have started careers as:
  • Creative Writers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Communication Specialists
  • Illustrators
  • Journalists
  • Musicians
  • Print Makers
  • Videographers
  • Video Editors

Continue your education

SMCC graduates have accessed our transfer agreements to continue their education at:
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Maine College of Art
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Saint Joseph’s College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Thomas College
  • University of Maine
Southern Maine Community College is...

Southern Maine Community College is...


We offer the lowest tuition and fees in New England at only $3,880 per year in-state – less than $400 on average for a three-credit class.


We have enhanced our online learning systems, and our campuses have all the necessary safety precautions in place.


We offer extensive support services from advising and tutoring to career and transfer, available online and/or in person.


Our faculty are professionals in their field and connected with employers who can provide you internships and future employment.


Take a few courses that can transfer, or earn your degree and utilize one of our seamless transfer agreements to continue your education at four-year college.


Take courses to gain skills for employment or earn a degree that leads to a high-wage career.

A three-credit
class averages
Full-time tuition
gain employment or continue their education w/in 9 months
3 Campuses
South Portland, Brunswick & Online
Will Tinder,

“After arriving here, I began producing highlight and team videos for the SMCC Athletics Department. With the videos in my portfolio, I was hired by the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team as a camera operator at their games, which has led to freelance work taking high school sports videos.”

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