Maryland Institute College of Art

United States of America

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Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an private arts and design college in BaltimoreMaryland, 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 "JeffKoons (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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English

Animation is an exciting and growing field with many career possibilities. Whether in major entertainment studios, independent film production, or new media practice such as video games, internet, portable devices, animation is in high demand. It is also an integral part of many other disciplines such as architectural, scientific or medical imaging, leading to research career opportunities.

Portfolio of Artwork (12-20 pieces of artwork),Essay (250 word minimum), Letters of recommendation, Activities and Interest: Compile a list of activities, interests, and honors, Official transcripts - Applicants must provide official transcripts of all secondary academic work, Official test scores - ACT/SAT Scores, For International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5. Your application will not be reviewed for admission without at least one test score on file (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT)

Alumni of the institute work for companies like DreamWorks, Blue Sky Studio, Disney, Yahoo, Laika, and MTV, and many continue their education in graduate programs or have successful careers as freelance artists in the field.

15th Apr

English

MICA offers both an undergraduate major in art history, theory, and criticism and a minor in art history. The major offers a unique opportunity to pursue a bachelor of fine arts (BFA) degree in art history within the context of one of the nation's top colleges of art and design. Central to the work of the art historian is the study of the history of creativity. At MICA, a student majoring in art history is immersed in studio practice and is a member of a dynamic community of artists and designers. MICA's offerings in art history are of a quality and expansiveness unmatched even by many top liberal arts colleges. MICA graduates with a particular interest in the field have gone on to graduate study and to successful careers in art history, museum studies, curatorial practice, and other related fields.

Portfolio of Artwork (12-20 pieces of artwork),Essay (250 word minimum), Letters of recommendation, Activities and Interest: Compile a list of activities, interests, and honors, Official transcripts - Applicants must provide official transcripts of all secondary academic work, Official test scores - ACT/SAT Scores, For International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5. Your application will not be reviewed for admission without at least one test score on file (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT)

MICA graduates with a particular interest in the field have gone on to graduate study and to successful careers in art history, museum studies, curatorial practice, and other related fields.

15th Apr

English

MICA's Ceramics Department provides a highly individualized course of study within an atmosphere of strong community. It strives to foster the development of a student's personal voice through engagement with the media as a point of departure towards experimentation and exploration. The ceramics curriculum supports the development of technical skills within a framework of innovation and interdisciplinary thinking. Students are involved with the traditions and contemporary trends in the ceramic medium and actively engaged in critical inquiry. Immersed in this rich intellectual environment, students understand themselves within the landscape of contemporary art and culture, and through the study and research of ceramics, they learn and explore its incredibly varied role in fine and applied arts, industry, and design. The development of confidence in one's own ideas is stressed as the critical motive that drives the means and methods of making meaningful work. Students bring their strong personal convictions to class to learn from each other and the College's resident and visiting artists.

Portfolio of Artwork (12-20 pieces of artwork),Essay (250 word minimum), Letters of recommendation, Activities and Interest: Compile a list of activities, interests, and honors, Official transcripts - Applicants must provide official transcripts of all secondary academic work, Official test scores - ACT/SAT Scores, For International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5. Your application will not be reviewed for admission without at least one test score on file (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT)

Business, Communications, Foreign service, International economics, International law, International relations, Journalism, Politics, Publishing, Teaching, Writing

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English

MICA is committed to achieving the highest level of drawing proficiency among its students. In this respect, the Drawing Department serves as both a foundation for all other departments and a resource for upper-level electives. It also offers a vigorous, in-depth program of study for those choosing a major in drawing.The course of study for drawing majors is intentionally broad and open. In all, students have 14 electives, some of which are open to any studio department and others that are restricted to painting, printmaking, or drawing.

Portfolio of Artwork (12-20 pieces of artwork),Essay (250 word minimum), Letters of recommendation, Activities and Interest: Compile a list of activities, interests, and honors, Official transcripts - Applicants must provide official transcripts of all secondary academic work, Official test scores - ACT/SAT Scores, For International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5. Your application will not be reviewed for admission without at least one test score on file (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT)

Academic research and teaching, Clinical psychology, Community relations, Counseling, Education, Environmental psychology, Forensic psychology, Government research, Human resources, Law, Market research, Psychiatry, Social services , Vocational psychology

15th Apr

English

Fiber students at MICA pursue both two- and three-dimensional approaches to the medium while gaining the technical skills needed to fully investigate the possibilities of textiles--from installation to wearables, and video to interactive performance. As they work with a wide variety of materials, methods, and equipment, majors engage in a curriculum that explores conventional and nonconventional processes and allows them to experiment with other disciplines in order to enhance their work in fiber.

Portfolio of Artwork (12-20 pieces of artwork),Essay (250 word minimum), Letters of recommendation, Activities and Interest: Compile a list of activities, interests, and honors, Official transcripts - Applicants must provide official transcripts of all secondary academic work, Official test scores - ACT/SAT Scores, For International Students: a minimum TOEFL score of 80 or IELTS score of 6.5. Your application will not be reviewed for admission without at least one test score on file (TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, SAT)

International development, government agencies, city planning and civil engineering, business and marketing, real estate, NGO/non-profit organizations, criminal justice, law, education, and others

15th Apr

a) Common application

b) $70 application fee

c) Official transcripts

d) Official SAT/ACT scores

e) Writing 520-650, Math 510-630, Reading 520-670

f) Letters of recommendation

g) Essay

h) IELTS/TOEFL scores if applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL- 80, IELTS- 6.5

j) Portfolio of 12-20 pieces of artwork

k) Activities and interests

l) Acceptance rate is 54.2%

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Undergraduate: $46870

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Maryland Institute College of Art is approximately $ 14980.

Accommodation

Yes, the University provides in campus housing facilities.

Undergraduate: Spring: November 1, Fall- February 1

Graduate: January 17

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

1870

Students

1645

Undergraduates

230

Postgraduate

290

Faculty Strength

6

Student Faculty Ratio

47
%

Acceptance Rate

$
46870

Tuition Fees

$
14980

Living Cost

$
5190

Other Fees

3.54

Avg. GPA

66
%

Avg. Percentage

1250

Avg. SAT

* All cost are in USD