The same can be said for many schools, but the education one receives at an art school especially varies from student to student on how seriously they take themselves and their work. After two years at MICA, I can definitely say that it's sometimes difficult to balance a social life as well as staying on path of finding a serious career, however nevertheless, the education I recieved from the school as well as Baltimore has impacted my life in such a way that I cannot imagine having gone to school anywhere else.
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MICA is an amazing school with the best teachers in the country. I can pursue my dreams of becoming an art teacher here in a state-of-the-art program. MICA has granted me many opportunities, like volunteering, and having a studio space, for helping me get involved in the community and creating art.» Read More
MICA has a very warm and loving community, from the students who have been here for a a few years, to my entire freshman class. The orientation program is very helpful with meeting people as well as showing everything that is available to you. All round it's good people in a close knit community.» Read More
MICA is a college that offers a great variety of majors and classes that give one the tools to succeed in one's career as an artist or otherwise. MICA is a rigorous institution that will do their best by students who work hard. It is a place where students can reach their creative potential.» Read More
Lots of resources, but too many students to share it with. School is overcrowded and overly expensive. While there are some wonderful instructors here that can change your life, you may find yourself paying close to $30k a year to sit on the floor because classes are too full and you may not be able to get into half of the classes you want. There is also no business curriculum, which every artist needs to be successful.» Read More