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Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, United States
  • Degree BFA
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Duration 48 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Aug

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One of the few architectural design programs in the country that is set in a college of Art and Design, MICA offers you the unique opportunity to acquire architectural expertise while exploring and integrating other creative disciplines into your practice. Architecture is the ultimate multidisciplinary practice and MICA is the place for cross disciplinary learning. Our program leverages these facts to give you a unique learning opportunity, a lifetime’s foundation, with which to solve the serious problems of tomorrow’s environment and its society with unparalleled creativity and imagination. Our students are engaged in a socially-conscious, project-based architectural design curriculum that includes the kind of productive interaction with other disciplines that few programs in the field can match. As an Architectural Design major, you will learn the technical, creative, and critical thinking skills that will prepare you to find solutions to pressing human needs that are fresh, imaginative, and inventive. The AD program will prepare you to: enter a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.) first professional degree program; continue graduate study to pursue your own interest in a field such as interior design, industrial design, landscape architecture, urban design, or more; or to directly to work for an architecture firm or in a related field.

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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