Graduate education at MICA: call for applications

Graduate education at MICA: call for applications

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

December 7, 2012
Graduate education at MICA: call for applications

Priority application deadline: January 15, 2013

Maryland Institute College of Art
Office of Graduate Admission
410 225 2256

Groundbreaking graduate programs at MICA are redefining the role of highly skilled and informed artists and designers in society. MICA offers MFA, MA, MBA/MA, MAT, and MPS programs at the vanguard of contemporary art and design education and application. MICA’s Master of Fine Arts programs are ranked among the top ten by U.S. News and World Report. Graphic Design is ranked #3 and Painting is ranked #5 in the program-specific categories.

These highly competitive graduate programs offer a rigorous experience for motivated artists, designers, writers, and educators seeking to realize a personal vision, gain the skills and connections needed for professional success, and develop meaningful, collaborative relationships and networks.

Master of Fine Arts Programs provide the time, space, and critical perspectives students need to harness their artistic passion and prepare for professional success in the world of visual art.

MPS and MBA/MA Programs are designed to enhance professional opportunities through highly concentrated study in subjects relevant to artists and designers.

Master of Arts Programs allow engaged artists to connect their passion and talent with real-world application and results.

We are now accepting applications for graduate study in our distinguished studio programs in traditional media as well as graduate programs in design, business, art education, and the humanities. MICA’s graduate programs address the unique educational needs of artists and designers who will live and work in a global society. They are led by an internationally aware faculty whose expertise is augmented by a complement of illustrious resident and visiting artists, critics, and scholars. This unique mix of full-time, resident, and visiting faculty connects students with professionals who are shaping the field of contemporary art, design, and art education.   

Apply to one of our 16 campus-based, low-residency, or online graduate programs:
Critical Studies (MA)
Curatorial Practice (MFA)
Design Leadership (MBA/MA)
The Business of Art & Design (Online MPS)
Information Visualization (Online MPS)
Illustration Practice (MFA)
Social Design (MA)
Graphic Design (MFA)
Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting (MFA)
Mount Royal School of Art (Multi-disciplinary MFA)
Photographic & Electronic Media (MFA)
Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA)
Studio Art (Low-residency MFA)
Art Education (Online MA)
Teaching (MAT)
Community Arts (MFA)

For application requirements or questions about any of our graduate programs, visit

About the Maryland Institute College of Art Founded in 1826—the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. 




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