Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art is one of the oldest visual arts colleges in the nation. Located in Baltimore, MICA offers 19 majors in artistic fields such as Drawing, Ceramics, and Printmaking as well as Liberal Arts majors in Art History. All new students are enrolled in First Year Experience courses before picking a major. The MICA campus features several creative spaces such as a digital fabrication studio, sound stage, and a “Make Cool Stuff Lab.”
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I absolutely love attending MICA. The school has felt like home since the very beginning. The faculty and staff are very organized and find many ways to help all students graduate with a firm career path.
Chanel from Glenn Dale, MD
mica has a very engaging and accepting environment for students. they seem more generous with scholarships for incoming students than other schools of their caliber. the classes offered are excellent and you will be worked very hard and rewarded for your honest effort.
MICA is a great school that encourages every student to reach their full potential, while still staying true to who they really are. The entire faculty and staff are very encouraging and also help every single student grow as each year passes. Everyone in the MICA community is full of so much love and generosity, including the teachers who provide amazing opportunities for the students, which helps us after we graduate. .
Ronesha from North Hollywood, CA
Amazing staff and classes at MICA you learn a lot, from students and teachers especially in your first year there. I don't think any other school can compare in MICA's foundation year and the amount that you can learn about art and yourself. This is a place to grow and build connections best school I could ask to attend.
Sommer from Hamburg, NY
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.
Amanda from Reisterstown, MD
MICA is the best location for artists to learn their trade in a supportive environment. There are many involvement opportunities both on campus and in the community. There is a healthy amount of competition, creating a competitive, effective learning environment.