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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
At MICA, product design is both local and global, integrative and individual, craft and business. To prepare to design products for a rapidly changing world, students here work with expert faculty, and a host of decision makers, industry leaders, activists, and entrepreneurs from around the globe. The fusion of 3D design, technology, and making is expanding the definition of "product" and influencing how humans respond aesthetically and practically with every imaginable object today - from furniture and apparel to appliances and medical devices. And anyone with a Fitbit or smartphone recognizes that new connections between things and systems are changing the way we live. The program works to support the integration of sustainable design knowledge and entrepreneurial intelligence with social good, all of which are cornerstones of MICA's vision for the future. Students learn to design for multiple scales of production, and across various sectors. Product Design works in partnership with multiple departments on curricular and co-curricular projects including MICA's groundbreaking Center for Social Design and the Fiber, Ceramics, Game Design, and Interactive Arts departments. Externally, there are opportunities for students to collaborate with engineers and business students at both MICA's Professional Studies programs and other institutions including Johns Hopkins, and the University of Maryland, as well as government and industry partners, such as Stanley Black + Decker, Under Armor, and Key Tech.

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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