Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an private arts and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. It is one of the oldest art colleges in the United States. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement.
The school offers MFA programs in Community Arts, Curatorial Practice, Graphic Design, Hoffberger School of Painting, Illustration Practice, Mount Royal School of Art, Photographic & Electronic Media, Rinehart School of Sculpture and Studio Art; MA programs in Art Education, Design Leadership, Community Arts, Social Design and Teaching; MPS in Information Visualization, Business Art and Design and UX Design. MICA also offers undergraduate programs with like Architecture, Graphic design, environmental Design, Ceramics etc and dual degree programs in Art Education, Community Arts, Design Leadership and Social Design.
The total student population at the MICA is more than 3,500 students of which over 3,200 are enrolled in the undergraduate programs. It attracts students from 48 states across the USA and from 58 countries across the globe.
Notable Alumni: Jeffrey "Jeff" Koons (American artist known for working with popular culture subjects and his reproductions of banal objects), David Byrne (Scottish-born American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist)
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