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Maryland Institute College of Art

Based in Baltimore, a veritable cultural hot spot, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest independent university of art and design in the US.

MICA offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in:

  • Fine arts
  • Design
  • Electronic media
  • Art education
  • Liberal arts


Among the class of 2014, 95% were working or in graduate school within one year of graduation, while 100% of those who sought teaching positions were successful in finding placements.

As of fall 2016, MICA had more than 400 international students enrolled, making up just under a fifth of the student body – making it a diverse and vibrant place to study.

In addition to challenging training and support, MICA students enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including:

  • Digital arts and design hub
  • Collaborative workspaces
  • Departmental fabrication studios (metal, wood, ceramics, fiber and printmaking)
  • 49-seat screening room, which can present digital video and 16mm films
  • 600 sq ft sound recording studio
  • 2,000 sq ft cyclorama green room sound stage
  • Individual high-definition editing suites
  • Computer room fitted with Macs
  • Equipment cage with lights, microphones, tripods, dollies and over 40 camera packages
  • 12 gallery spaces

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18 Undergraduate Courses

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20 Postgraduate Courses

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English Language Proficiency Requirements

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