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Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, United States
  • Degree MFA
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 24 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Aug

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In developing their own work, students in the M.F.A. program follow two tracks: 1. practical research directed on production and implementation of a body of artwork; 2. and conceptual research that builds a solid critical and historical foundation for artistic practice. The curriculum combines liberal arts coursework, regular critiques with faculty and visiting artists, and individual studio exploration. Graduate students at MICA have the resources for collaborative, cross-disciplinary exploration, and facilities include dedicated spaces for video production, sound (including a full sound studio) and a state-of-the-art computer lab, high-end output equipment, and traditional black-and-white and color darkrooms with 3-inch color processors. Students have full access to a broad range of DSLR, video (up to 4K), sound, and lighting equipment. Graduates are prepared to add to the discourse surrounding contemporary art as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics.

About University

Based in Baltimore, an artist-run mecca of DIY culture, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest independent university of art and design in the US. MICA has created a model for the education of artists and designers. Our transformative education encourages originality, nourishes creativity, inspired innovation and challenges your intellect.

MICA offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in:

  • Fine arts

  • Design

  • Electronic media

  • Art education

  • Liberal arts



  • Top 10 - MFA programs in the visual arts, #3 in Graphic Design and Sculpture, and #4 in Painting and Drawing according to US News & World Report

  • Ranked 3rd - MICA is ranked 3rd among the top 50 graphic design schools and colleges in the US, Animation Career Review 2015

  • Top Producer - MICA is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among specialty schools, Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Best Northeastern College - for the last nine years, Princeton Review

  • MICA is - an "education powerhouse," Fast Company Magazine; "world class," Huffington Post; "highly esteemed," Washington Post

  • Unique Partnerships - with Johns Hopkins University, including a dual degree program 


MICA is a diverse and vibrant place to story - it is home to more than 1,200 undergraduate and graduate students from almost every state and more than 40 countries, with international students making up almost a fifth of the student body.

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