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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
Sculpture is contemporary art's meta-medium, where artists cross boundaries, invent hybrid processes, and explore innovative content in the areas of object-making, installation, performance, contextual practice, socially-engaged work, time-based art, and digital forms. In pursuit of a BFA, students of Interdisciplinary Sculpture develop the conceptual content of their work concurrently with practical, hands-on knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques, enabling them to produce work relevant to their personal vision. Classes offered within the department combine theory and practice and encourage students to develop transdisciplinary, multimedia approaches to their work and invent collaborations with new audiences and communities. Through this innovative curriculum, students are exposed to a broad range of creative possibilities within the material, spatial, and non-static arts and develop a range of conceptual skills and strategies that allow them to realize content in inventive ways. Students explore both experimental and established approaches to art making. Courses within the department allow students to build a solid base of constructive and technical skills by working in such areas as wood, metal fabrication, mold-making, casting, assembling, laser cutting, 3D printing, rapid-prototyping, welding, carving, and fabrication. Students are encouraged to further explore content in video installation, performance, time-based art, photo-sculpture hybrids, 3D computing, and other newer genres, and are challenged to use these skills to make work that is relevant in our complex, diverse, and ever-changing global culture. Our accomplished faculty provides the theoretical and historical framework to assist majors in developing a sophisticated critical/self-analytical awareness of their practice, and its place within the larger culture.

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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