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MFA COMMUNITY ARTS 05 CURATORIAL PRACTICE 06 FILMMAKING 07 GRAPHIC DESIGN 08 LEROY E. HOFFBERGER SCHOOL OF PAINTING 12 ILLUSTRATION PRACTICE 12 MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART 13 PHOTOGRAPHIC & ELECTRONIC MEDIA 14 RINEHART SCHOOL OF SCULPTURE 14 STUDIO ART 15

MA ART EDUCATION 21 CRITICAL STUDIES 22 SOCIAL DESIGN 22 TEACHING 23

MBA/MA DESIGN LEADERSHIP 27

MPS BUSINESS OF ART & DESIGN 29 INFORMATION VISUALIZATION 30 UX DESIGN 31

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CERTIFICATE FINE ARTS 37 GRAPHIC DESIGN 37

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THE AIM OF ART IS TO REPRESENT NOT THE OUT WARD APPEARANCE OF THINGS, BUT THEIR INWARD SIGNIFICANCE.

– Aristotle

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GRADUATE STUDIES

GRADUATE STUDY AT MICA OFFERS A RIGOROUS EXPERIENCE FOR HIGHLY 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.


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MICA’S GRADUATE OFFERINGS ARE DISTINGUISHED BY:

FIRST-OF-THEIR-KIND PROGRAMS

MICA is leading art and design colleges in the implementation of innovative, first-of-their-kind programs that take advantage of new opportunities and unmet needs in graduate education. ACCOMPLISHED FACULT Y MENTORS

Students work directly with accomplished faculty mentors who are professional artists, designers, scholars, curators, critics, and educators. COMMUNIT Y AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT

Many programs infuse community and social engagement into the curriculum so that students gain insight into social issues and are able to reflect on the impact of their work on community, society, culture, policy, the economy, and the environment. ACCESS TO EXTRAORDINARY SPACE AND RESOURCES

Each graduate student has access to studios or workstations, as well as state-of-the art prototyping, design, and artmaking facilities that provide the space and technologies to support new creative possibilities. RESEARCH

Graduate students at MICA are expected to integrate research as part of the development of their work in order to deepen and enhance their practices with new areas of knowledge.

GRADUATE STUDIES

MICA’s graduate programs are among the most distinguished in the world, including MFA programs which are consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten. In addition to recognized studio programs in traditional media including painting and sculpture, and renowned art education offerings, MICA offers graduate study in art criticism, community arts, curatorial practice, social design, business, graphic design, illustration, filmmaking, and photographic and electronic media. Driven by student inquiry, these programs integrate emerging technologies, respond to market demands, and address the unique educational needs of artists and designers who will live and work in a global society. The first art college to establish a vice provost position for research, MICA is committed to providing opportunities for students and faculty to come together and explore the boundaries of their own practices and to advance the discourse, influence, and future of the fields in art and design. PEER GROUP

Graduate enrollment at MICA has grown dramatically as the College has broadened its research and professional development capabilities and maintained a focus on superior standards in fine arts and design. A cohort of more than three hundred students from almost every state and approximately 30 countries learns together and challenges each other to create ever more transformative work of the highest quality. FACULTY AND VISITING ARTISTS

Students are led by an international 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 the influencers in their fields. The faculty ensures that students understand their potential to impact society, culture, or commerce and have a vision for how they will advance their careers after graduation. They also demand that students approach the way—and what—they create with a thoughtfulness rooted in research, discovery, experimentation, and an informed understanding of historical, contemporary, and future contexts. FACILITIES AND RESOURCES

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Graduate students at MICA are empowered to be professional practitioners and learn how to promote their work, create new networks, develop entrepreneurial and business skills, or prepare for college-level teaching. CAREER-ADVANCING ONLINE PROGRAMS AND COURSES

MICA offers pioneering programs and courses online that allow graduate students to integrate study into their work/life balance. UNIQUE DUAL DEGREE PROGRAMS

MICA’s partnerships with other nationally recognized educational institutions offer new and innovative program and degree options for graduate study.

Art- and design-making resources at MICA are among the best in the country. Each graduate program has committed space specifically designed for its focus and student needs. The newly-renovated Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies in the dynamic Station North Arts and Entertainment District is the locus of the graduate community. Home to an auditorium, classrooms, lounges, studio space, galleries, a café, the Office of Graduate Studies, the Center for Social Design, and the Center for Art Education, the Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies brings the graduate community together and promotes gathering and sharing ideas with peers and faculty. Also located in Station North, the MICA/JHU Film Center, a state-of-the-art facility housing the MFA in Filmmaking, allows students access to production and post-production spaces. All MA and MFA programs provide independent studio space or designated workstations and other facilities across MICA’s campus, including wood shops, computer labs, and flexible-use space for collaborative prototyping and artmaking. The College’s Graduate Research Lab offers computers, electronics and print resources, video and audio equipment, and technical support. Students also have access to all of MICA’s other facilities, including the Art/Tech Center, printmaking studio, prototyping and fabrication labs, metal shop, Decker Library, and the Media Resources Center.

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MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAMS

MICA’S MASTER OF FINE ARTS PROGRAMS PROVIDE THE TIME, SPACE, AND CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES STUDENTS NEED TO HARNESS THEIR ARTISTIC PASSIONS TRANSFORM THEIR PRACTICES, AND PREPARE FOR PROFESSIONAL SUCCESS IN THE WORLD OF VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN.

Study at MICA is distinguished by a focus on the individual artist and the intimate environment of our programs, which promote one-on-one mentorship by our renowned faculty as well as engaging discourse with talented, committed peers. This supportive community is the backdrop for intensive studio work, theoretical exploration, and an emphasis on liberal arts and critical writing in relation to emerging issues in the contemporary visual arts world. Students develop the deep conceptual and technical skills necessary for a dedicated, lifelong studio practice, and they emerge from MICA as well-rounded professionals— artists, designers, curators, scholars, and critics who contribute to the contemporary discourse and redefine the future of their professions.


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COMMUNITY ARTS M FA

The MFA in Community Arts program prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, and/or to teach at the post-secondary level. 2 Community Arts / MFA Edgar Reyes: El Art Cart

The program provides students with a thorough grounding in theory and practice, beginning with coursework that highlights the relationship between the artist, art, and community. Real-world experience that integrates independent artmaking with community-based projects provides students with the opportunity to investigate how artists help communities articulate their own unique creative identity, and how these communities in turn inspire the students’ own creative expression. This is accomplished through dialogue with community members and leaders, policy makers, funders and nonprofit organizations, and professional community artists in concert with internship experiences, study of community arts theory and practice, and extensive studio work. Students develop proposals for and implement individual community arts projects in their first and second year. Graduates emerge as practicing artists, programmers, project managers, out-of-school teachers, and experts in the growing field of community arts, with some going on to teach at the college level.

PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

An expansive, flexible set of spaces designed for collaboration with the community is the program’s home base at MICA PLACE, two miles from the Main Campus in East Baltimore. Students have access to the full range of the College’s studio artmaking resources for realizing their projects—including gallery space for exhibiting work produced in community. Over a long history as a leader in community arts, MICA has developed outstanding relationships with community organizations that offer opportunities for student fieldwork. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The MFA in Community Arts is designed for students with demonstrated ability in visual arts. Some experience in community-based work is a prerequisite. Additional studies in sociology, psychology, urban studies, or other related fields may further strengthen the application. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 63- OR 66-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/communityartsmfa

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CURATORIAL PRACTICE M FA

The first MFA of its kind in the country, MICA’s MFA in Curatorial Practice program prepares students to expand the role of curators in connecting art, artists, and communities—engaging audiences more effectively by developing relevant, timely, and accessible exhibitions in both traditional and non-traditional venues. Through both collaborative and individual projects and interaction with acclaimed faculty, visiting artists, and curators, students learn to manage projects, coordinate cultural assets, connect institutions and audiences, and negotiate with artists and organizations.

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Students gain hands-on experience as they research, propose, plan, and present major exhibitions in concert with selected institutions throughout Baltimore. They study art history, theory, and criticism in combination with the ethics and politics of the art work as they explore both traditional and evolving methods of exhibition creation. Students also focus on discipline-specific writing skills by drafting catalogue essays and other exhibition-specific texts, and they form enduring relationships with the regional arts community through MICA’s long-standing partnerships with area institutions, venues, and neighborhood organizations. Students in the second year of the program use individual studio offices to develop their projects. Graduates are ready to forge their own unique careers as typical paths change, disappear, or evolve.


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FILMMAKING M FA

PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

Students in the MFA in Curatorial Practice program have expansive, dedicated space in MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies. Facilities for students include a generous open area that fosters a collaborative atmosphere for first-year students, individual studios used by second-year students, a research lab, seminar space, lounge, a flexible seminar room, and access to student-run exhibition spaces. The full array of facilities and technical resources on MICA’s campus includes the ArtTech Center, 2D Prototyping Lab, and Decker Library and Media Resources Center—which are among the country’s best arts and design libraries. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program enrolls students with diverse backgrounds from all over the world, including liberal arts and science graduates, designers, writers, and artists— as well as working professionals in education, social work, or arts and nonprofit management who wish to engage in advanced research and explore the role of a curator. Successful candidates also have a commitment to sharing multicultural and global perspectives with diverse audiences; the ability to work collaboratively with artists and community representatives; experience with or knowledge of contemporary exhibition practices and audience engagement; an understanding of the changes in the art world in the 21st century; and a broad range of multidisciplinary skills. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/curatorialpracticemfa

MICA’s MFA in Filmmaking program works with aspiring narrative, documentary, and experimental filmmakers to refine their practice and to engage with evolving distribution and business models. MICA’s program prepares the next generation filmmaker to enter a field that is expanding beyond Los Angeles and New York and to sustain a practice through participation in the international film community. Through a hands-on curriculum and unique collaborations with The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) Film and Media Studies program and the Maryland Film Festival, the MFA in Filmmaking prepares students for sustainable careers in film and media as the industry continues to realign. MFA in Filmmaking students engage in a curriculum that gives them a broad understanding of cinematic history and diverse technical experience—from generating ideas and writing to production, post-production, and delivering a film to its intended audience. First-year students work on short film projects and crew for second-year student thesis films. These collaborative, hands-on experiences, combined with workshops, electives, and a robust schedule of visiting filmmaker talks, allow students to learn the cinematic process as they become knowledgeable about a variety of models to finance and produce films and reach audiences. Sharing facilities with JHU’s Film and Media Studies program gives Filmmaking students access to faculty and resources from two worldclass institutions, while the Maryland Film Festival offers programming that connects students with renowned filmmakers as they screen films, hold master classes, or review thesis projects. Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in traditional film and media hubs and to create sustained filmmaking practices in non-traditional markets.

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A state-of-the-art facility, the JHU/MICA Film Center, set in Baltimore’s Station North Arts & Entertainment District, houses MICA’s MFA in Filmmaking along with JHU’s undergraduate Film Studies program. Students have access to production and post-production spaces that include a tv studio, editing rooms, and a sound recording studio. Students can also access the latest high definition production equipment and complete lighting packages which can serve complex narrative productions. The Maryland Film Festival’s soon-to-open Parkway Theater, which is steps away from the MICA/JHU shared facility, is home to an annual fiveday event that brings in cutting edge film and video work from all over the world, with prominent filmmakers screening 50 feature and 75 short films of all varieties— narrative, documentary, experimental, and more. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The MFA in Filmmaking program is appropriate for creative professionals or recent BFA graduates who want to deepen their filmmaking skills and who are prepared for a collaborative, immersive, hands-on experience. Potential students could include, but are not limited to, experienced creative professionals or recent BFA graduates in filmmaking or communicationrelated disciplines such as graphic design, environmental design, planning, architecture, photography, digital media, writing, public health, and fine arts. In addition, potential students could include those looking to combine their expertise with filmmaking. Candidates might include print journalists, writers, anthropologists, historians, and sociologists. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/filmmakingmfa

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GRAPHIC DESIGN M FA

MFA Graphic Design students at MICA are encouraged to view themselves as cultural producers who actively initiate projects and as professionals who can contribute to the design discourse through practical and experimental work. Whether producing work in the form of publications, websites, products, or exhibitions, MFA designers at MICA focus on advancing a personal vision and public message. The curriculum is comprised of critical seminars, guided studio courses, independent work, and electives in such areas as type design, interaction design, and advanced typography. Each semester, students work together in a studio with lead faculty on real-world projects as well as explorations driven by formal, personal, and conceptual prompts. The second year provides a setting for developing a major thesis project. Full-time and visiting faculty, as well as artists-in-residence, provide challenging perspectives, and students are expected to create work that is professional in both execution and real-world application. Graduates move on to careers as designers in the professional marketplace, working for both major companies and boutique design firms, or as founders of their own design businesses. Graduates also become successful educators at the college level.

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This MFA program is an advanced lab for interdisciplinary research and exploration within the context of one of the nation’s top art colleges. It is closely related to MICA’s Center for Design Thinking, a research center focused on advancing the field of design. The program’s dedicated open-plan, stateof-the-art design studio is located in Brown Center, MICA’s center for digital arts, and students have access to MICA’s outstanding technical facilities for digital output and product prototyping. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program is appropriate for students who wish to contribute to the public discourse of design and visual communication by engaging in cultural, social, technological, and aesthetic issues that are transforming today’s media and information industries. Selected from an international pool of applicants, students include experienced designers seeking to reinvigorate their careers, and professionals and advanced students from such related disciplines as digital media, photography, journalism, and the fine arts. Students work in print, animation, web design, product development, environmental design, educational publishing, and other media. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/graphicdesignmfa


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4 Graphic Design / MFA Virginia Sasser: Poetic Devices

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5 Mount Royal School of Art / MFA Jonathan Latiano: Points of Contention

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6 Rinehart School of Sculpture / MFA Nick Primo: The Lift of Your Heel

7 Photographic & Electronic Media / MFA Nancy Daly: Missed Connections

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ILLUSTRATION PRACTICE M FA

The MFA in Illustration Practice program prepares artists to elevate their artistic and professional abilities, blend media within new cultural contexts, and integrate research and critical analysis into their work.

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LEROY E. HOFFBERGER SCHOOL OF PAINTING M FA

Among the nation’s most selective graduate programs, the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting is one of the only graduate schools in the country to focus solely on painting, allowing a select group of highly talented painters to find their individual voices and develop the discourse to position their work in the contemporary arts world. Students in the school develop within a supportive community that allows them to take the risks necessary to push their work to the highest levels. The program offers a rigorous, professional studio environment and a focus on critical thinking drawn from painting’s extensive history. Both aspects are complemented by critiques, discussions, and a one-onone dialogue with the director and with visiting artists and critics. In addition, frequent excursions to major art centers and current exhibitions enhance and deepen the learning experience. Hoffberger graduates prepare for a life in the arts with careers as exhibiting artists or college or university faculty.

PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

The program’s expansive studios, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, are located in MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies. Students also have access to a wood shop, computer labs, lounge, seminar space, and a studentmanaged gallery that provides invaluable experience in organizing, curating, and mounting exhibitions of graduate student work. WHO SHOULD APPLY

A high level of competence and commitment in painting are required for admission. Enrollment is limited to 20 students who intend to pursue a career in the arts and who have already developed considerable proficiency in their medium. Along with a thorough knowledge of the discipline of painting, the program places emphasis on the development of the student’s own vision, clear critical thinking, and disciplined studio practice that will continue into the student’s professional career. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/hoffberger

Our students are encouraged to recognize and cultivate their native talents, actively initiate projects, and find new directions for the practice in the 21st century. This intense program of study has students revisit their creative process and use of materials while awakening their abilities to chart a unique course as makers and entrepreneurs, and to build creative partnerships and engage in the marketplace in a meaningful way. Students in this program examine both existing models of illustration practice and new material and technological resources in order to apply them in the discovery of new markets for their work. Through research and writing, students increase their ability to communicate and disseminate ideas. The curriculum combines structured projects, independent exploration, and critical discussion with professionals and peers. Graduates emerge from the program with the skills and knowledge necessary to be competitive in both national and international marketplaces as entrepreneurs and creative partners, applying their talents to areas of print and publishing, book arts, animation and game arts, surface design, and more. The MFA in Illustration Practice recognizes the value of cultural differences and understanding as a facet of communicating. We regularly accept a high percentage of students from across the globe adding to the overall experience of each graduate student.


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MOUNT ROYAL SCHOOL OF ART M U LT I D I S C I P L I N A RY M FA

PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

Students in this program work in an open-plan, state-of-the-art studio environment. A Ricoh color two-sided printer with binding capabilities and large format Epson printer, guillotine cutter, scoring and binding equipment, industrial grade sewing machines, and lightboxes and backdrop equipment are available for student use. Illustration Practice candidates also have the opportunity to independently collaborate with students from other MFA programs as well as engage with MICA research centers such as Dolphin Press & Print and the Center for Design Thinking. WHO SHOULD APPLY

Admission to the program is highly competitive, and successful applicants will include experienced illustrators and advanced students from related disciplines, including writing, graphic or industrial design, ceramics, printmaking, painting, animation, film, digital media, and others. The program seeks students who value illustration in historic and contemporary terms, who strive to contribute new ideas and directions to the practice, who wish to expand or reinvent their work, and wish to augment the research and writing available on illustration. We seek individuals actively engaged in the social, cultural, aesthetic, and technological issues transforming communication industries—who typically have real-world experience, although motivated, professional-minded advanced students interested in contributing to supportive professional networks are also desirable. International students do very well in this program. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/illustrationmfa

Mount Royal School of Art is a multidisciplinary program that allows students to work in ways most appropriate to their individual research— focusing their explorations within a specific medium or crossing into a wide array of disciplines and media as they engage in intensive studio practice. Regular meetings with the director and artists and critics-in-residence broaden the definition of and illuminate current and historical ideas about artmaking. In addition, the Mount Royal Seminar brings to campus for lectures and studio critiques a diverse array of internationally renowned artists, critics, and curators whose work is shaping the landscape of art and culture—from painting and performance to film and digital art. The Seminar centers on student presentations about relevant issues and themes in contemporary art. Group critiques, an integral element of the Mount Royal curriculum, are facilitated by the director and one to two other artists-in-residence. The resources of Mount Royal extend beyond the walls of the school. Visits from artists and critics take on an intimate and casual feeling as dinners with the visitors continue the dialog, and often include other guests such as art collectors and dealers. Going further still, the program supplements students’ travel to New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, to visit gallery and museum shows which have been hand selected by the director based in relationship to the work of each student. In this and other ways, graduates are prepared to add to the discourse surrounding contemporary art as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics.

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The program’s expansive individual studios occupy the fifth floor of MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, where students have access to a range of resources including a wood shop, computer lab, lounge, seminar space, and a student-managed gallery that provides invaluable experience in organizing, curating, and mounting exhibitions of graduate student work. WHO SHOULD APPLY

Mount Royal’s 27 students are committed to engaging and pursuing art at the highest standards of contemporary thought and practice. They form a supportive community of artists within MICA’s larger graduate community, and are encouraged to interact and collaborate as a vital component of their education and formation as artists. Mount Royal students locate themselves at the center of their education, are active participants in MICA’s community of artists and in the thriving arts scene in Baltimore and the surrounding region, and take advantage of the many opportunities available in the major metropolitan centers of the Northeast as they find their own voices and develop professionally. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/mountroyal

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A platform to explore the reverberating social and artistic uses of optical and electronic media, the MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media program prepares students to realize complex artistic projects while gaining the intellectual and technical skills for professional practice and teaching. In developing their own work, students in this MFA program follow two tracks: practical research directed on production and implementation of a body of artwork; and conceptual research that builds a solid critical and historical foundation for artistic practice. The curriculum combines liberal arts coursework, regular critiques with faculty and visiting artists, and individual studio exploration. Graduate students at MICA have the resources for collaborative, crossdisciplinary exploration, and facilities include dedicated spaces for video production, sound (including a full sound studio) and a state-of-the-art computer lab, high-end output equipment, and traditional black-and-white and color darkrooms with 30-inch color processors. Students have full access to a broad range of DSLR, video (up to 4K), sound, and lighting equipment. Graduates are prepared to add to the discourse surrounding contemporary art as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics.

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The program is housed within the Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, MICA’s graduate hub, which offers access to dedicated studio and workspace for artists working in a wide array of media and approaches. Students have access to the full range of image-making equipment that includes not only the dedicated Grad labs, but also the 3-D Fabrication labs, non-silver labs, and other resources on campus for experimentation. MFA students also take full advantage of MICA’s outstanding technological resources and support staff, the library, and skillbased workshops as well as liberal arts, professional development, and studio elective coursework. WHO SHOULD APPLY

Ideal candidates are highly motivated and independent-minded individuals engaged in probing ideas, expanding definitions, and perfecting both technical and critical skills. The program seeks to enroll students who will seriously contribute to the radical shifts in the formation, dissemination, and unique historical challenges for image-making and media practices. Selected from a range of disciplines and with diverse expertise, students contribute to the program’s expansive circumference through their interests in photography, digital cinema, interactive environments, sound installations, web-based practices, social networking, and wireless media. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/photomfa

Rinehart School of Sculpture prepares artists for practices in the 21st century and allows students to work in a range of media and a rich variety of materials— from metal and stone to live performance and multimedia installation. The oldest program of its kind in the country, Rinehart encourages students to proceed independently and with authority. Central to the program are critical readings and writing workshops, which balance intensive studio practice with a rigorous focus on history and theory. Students also participate in weekly seminars that include guests who reinforce the varied practices of students in the program and who support networking and career development. Graduates are prepared to contribute to the discourse surrounding contemporary art as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics. PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

Students are assigned individual studios, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, surrounding a common work area, which includes complete wood and metal shops. The studios open into a shared space so that ideas are exchanged and peer interaction and discourse occur naturally and frequently. WHO SHOULD APPLY

Rinehart seeks to create a stimulating environment by enrolling artists with multiple perspectives and diverse cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds who share an interest in exploring the possibilities for creating art in a multidimensional environment. These students create a vibrant, stimulating community that is both challenging and supportive of individual exploration. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/rinehart


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STUDIO ART S U M M E R / L OW - R ES I D E N CY M FA

MICA’s MFA in Studio Art program is research-oriented and gives experienced artists the ability to integrate critical theory with their studio art practice and develop a professional body of work— along with the flexibility to maintain their ongoing careers while earning an MFA. Through a combination of independent work and intensive, six-week summer sessions at MICA, students in this program develop their unique personal voices and gain an expanded understanding of contemporary art and theory. While independent work in the studio is the focus of the program, residencies provide students with expanded critical dialogue and feedback through regular meetings with mentors, critical studies courses, professionalism courses, technical tutorials, group critiques, and meetings with visiting artists and critics. The first year encourages exploration and experimentation. Gradually, over the course of the next year, a specific course of inquiry begins to take form and the culminating year is spent developing the final body of work for the thesis exhibition. Study culminates in a fourth summer’s thesis exhibition at which time the students give an oral presentation in support of their work. Graduates emerge prepared to add to the discourse surrounding contemporary art and theory as exhibiting artists, faculty, and critics.

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Expansive individual studios, located in MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, as well as a broad array of academic resources and facilities are provided for the candidates while they are in residence during the summer sessions. Candidates must develop their own studio facilities for use during the fall and spring semesters. Exhibition space is provided for group shows and thesis shows during the summer. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The low-residency MFA in Studio Art is designed for serious artists who want to develop a professional body of work. The program selects students who can devote their summers to work and study at MICA while working independently during the academic year. A portfolio exhibiting a level of mastery is the primary prerequisite, among others, for the MFA. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS LOW-RESIDENCY, 60-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/studioartmfa

9 Studio Art / MFA Brooke Sturtevant-Sealover: Prototype 4.3

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13 Mount Royal School of Art / MFA Laura Payne: Don’t Let Me Stand in Your Way

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MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAMS

MICA’S MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAMS ALLOW ENGAGED ARTISTS TO CONNECT THEIR PASSION AND TALENT WITH REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS AND RESULTS.

Each program offers a unique approach to art and design education, ranging from a focus on hands-on social engagement to intensive study in critical writing and research. Students learn from a distinguished faculty who are active in their fields and benefit from MICA’s world-class facilities. With additional grounding in liberal arts and theoretical exploration, students leave MICA ready to lead as art critics, art teachers, researchers, and as practitioners using art and design as catalysts for positive social change.


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The Master of Arts in Art Education program allows experienced K-12 art educators to reconnect with the “art” in art education. Students pursue advancement in their field through the development of their practice as both artist and educator, and become more informed about teaching and classroom-based research as well as contemporary art. The program’s unique online/low-residency curriculum with a strong studio component is calendared to fit the lifestyle of artisteducators. By taking online courses during the academic year, two sixweek summer studio residencies on MICA’s campus, and a winter weekend seminar, students can earn their MA in 14 months while maintaining their full-time teaching positions. PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

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Expansive individual studios, located in MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, are provided for the candidates while they are in residence during the summer sessions. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The MA in Art Education is designed for experienced art educators who are ready to pursue their development as artists, teachers, reflective practitioners, and leaders in the field of art education. Students enroll in this program from many regions of the United States and abroad. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 14-MONTH, 24-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/arteducationma

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The MA in Critical Studies program allows students to become significant voices in the critical discourses surrounding art and culture. The critical analysis, evaluation, and discussion of art and culture are often how most people become aware of important innovations and developments in these fields. This intensive one-year degree provides a pathway to professional practice in writing or criticism or further study at the doctoral level through an in-depth grounding in critical theory and analysis. Students learn to discuss contemporary cultural production as they combine their creative interests with a solid grounding in liberal arts disciplines. They gain advanced research and writing skills along with in-depth knowledge of aesthetics, art and cultural history, and critical theory as they prepare to examine visual arts, design, film, performance, and other forms of artistic production. Earning their MA in one year, students learn from practitioners in art history and criticism, critical theory, film studies, philosophy, literature, curatorial studies, and studio practice. These distinguished faculty members hold PhDs from leading institutions in the US and across the globe. Students can also customize their degree plans with professional development through an internship at a cultural institution in Baltimore, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, or New York City.

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Critical Studies candidates have access to not only colleagues, visiting artists, and critics in MICA’s superb MFA and other MA programs but also to outstanding library and other research resources, including the College’s Decker Library and Media Resources Collection, which is among the country’s best art and design libraries, as well as proximity to the Library of Congress, which allows for intensive and in-depth projects that can be completed in the course of one year. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program admits students with a background in fine arts as well as the liberal arts, including artists, art historians, designers, writers, critics, curators, and managers in cultural institutions. Successful candidates also have: interest in understanding the critical context for their work and in communicating that context to a larger audience; a desire to advance their knowledge of the historical, disciplinary, and social contexts of cultural production and consumption; a commitment to providing multicultural and global critical perspectives to diverse audiences; an understanding of the changes in the world of arts criticism in the 20th and 21st centuries; strong writing and critical thinking skills; the ability to collaborate with leaders in the arts community and artists; and a desire to explore diverse forms of print, digital, and personal communication avenues. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS ONE-YEAR, 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/criticalstudiesma

The Master of Arts in Social Design is an intensive one-year, interdisciplinary, practice-based graduate program that prepares students to understand and address the challenges facing society as they grow their skills, examine the designer’s role and responsibility in society, and bring about social change through design. Students in the program strive to positively impact our world through collaborative, hands-on opportunities supporting a range of communityfocused issues and objectives. Building on MICA’s pioneering integration of art and design with civic engagement, the program allows students to participate in the same discovery and problem-solving processes implemented in the practice of design, but to use a community-focused approach. The program delivers its content through a variety of curricular and project-based learning opportunities in conjunction with visiting faculty and scholars from different disciplines and backgrounds. Students are challenged to understand the social, cultural, political, and economic factors surrounding social issues and are encouraged to work towards tangible solutions in collaboration with other institutions, organizations, and community members. Students emerge from the program with the investigative, problem-solving, and project management skills needed to address and affect social challenges. In the process, they develop their own voices as socially responsible designers and are prepared to assume leadership roles in the profession.


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The MASD program is housed within MICA’s Center for Social Design, dedicated to demonstrating and promoting the value of design in addressing complex social problems across the city, nation, and the globe. The Center provides students unique access to additional opportunities and networks outside of the classroom and studio to gain first-hand experience in social design practice, including postgraduate social design fellowships, practicebased studios, and impact initiatives. Through the Center’s various programs, MASD students have access to pioneering work of acclaimed faculty, fellows, visiting scholars, and project partners— including the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore City Health Department, and many other local nonprofits and social enterprises— that have long-standing collaborative relationships with the College. WHO SHOULD APPLY

Successful candidates are both experienced creative professionals and recent graduates who believe that design and the design process can create positive change in the world around us. They also possess a professional level of design skills and knowledge and are prepared for a collaborative, immersive, hands-on experience where they work side by side with different disciplines, knowledge bases, and points of view. Students who enroll have worked or studied in a creative field, including, but not limited to, graphic design, industrial design, architecture, photography, and fine arts as well as the fields of public health, social work, and the social sciences. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS ONE-YEAR, 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/socialdesignma

MICA’s nationally recognized Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program prepares students to successfully integrate personal artistry with the skill and understanding to direct the artmaking of others and to pursue teaching certification in grades pre-K through 12. Infused with the belief that teaching is an art in itself and that the best art teacher is a practicing, accomplished artist, this program integrates hands-on experience in teaching with rich coursework in practice, current theory, and research— all within a supportive learning community of students and faculty who are internationally recognized leaders in the field. The four-semester residency consists of graduate art education, studio, and liberal arts courses, internships, and student teaching. Every MAT course has a direct connection with the practice of teaching art to young people, with students gradually assuming the full role of a teacher through internships and intensive student teaching. MICA’s MAT program is approved for art teacher certification in grades pre-K through 12 in the state of Maryland, which maintains reciprocity with almost all 50 states.

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The Hurwitz Study Center for Art Education boasts an extensive library of art education materials, dedicated seminar space, computers, and other equipment. In addition, MICA’s acclaimed Young People’s Studio program—a Saturday and summer program for grades K-12 that has provided high-quality art experiences for children and adolescents for more than a century— affords a unique laboratory experience for MAT students. Center for Art Education faculty have collectively earned state, regional, and national recognition. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The MAT is for students who have a passion for art, a commitment to children and young people, and a desire to seek certification as K-12 art teachers. Applicants with either a BFA or BA/BS degree in studio art are welcome. Successful applicants typically have comprehensive preparation in both studio art and art history, and a portfolio demonstrating an understanding of the deep purposes that making art can serve. Successful passage of Praxis I is required for entrance. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS TWO-YEAR, 53-64-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

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17 Photographic & Electronic Media / MFA Christophe Katrib: Cycle-Surface

18 LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting / MFA Thomas Dahlberg: Rearview


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MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION / MASTER OF ARTS

MICA’S MBA/MA PROGRAM, OFFERED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY CAREY BUSINESS SCHOOL, LINKS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS WITH THE CREATIVE APPROACH TO THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING USED BY THE WORLD’S TOP DESIGNERS. New approaches are needed to solve today’s complex global business challenges, and traditional MBA programs offer only traditional instruction. In this transformative educational collaboration, students learn to make innovation their standard mode of operation, not a special project. As they benefit from the expertise at both MICA and JHU, students learn to be leaders in design thinking and its application to the creation of new business models.


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DESIGN LEADERSHIP MBA /MA

20 Design Leadership / MBA/MA Richard Best: Artist’s Concept: Urban Arts Park

Students in the MBA/MA program learn to apply creativity, collaboration, iterative processes, and tolerance for new ideas to traditional business practices, such as research, intuition, and synthesis. They also master the management and innovation competencies needed to lead people and organizations. The program combines business management fundamentals with the creative approach to thinking and problem solving used by the world’s top designers. Earning both an MBA from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School and an MA in Design Leadership from MICA, students study traditional business courses such as strategy, finance, statistics, ethics, marketing, and human capital management. They also explore the fundamentals of effective design theory along with visualization, prototyping, cultural relevance and awareness, and sustainability. Graduates leave prepared to research and analyze data, manage resources, inspire new thinking, and affect change.

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Students are fully enrolled at MICA and Johns Hopkins University, and therefore enjoy the benefits and resources— academic, cultural, and social—available at both institutions. Design Leadership students utilize MICA’s 3D design and output technologies such as rapidprototyping, 3D scanning, and printing. Students also have access to MICA’s Grad Research Lab, the College’s career development resources, and the business expertise of faculty at the Carey Business School. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The MBA/MA program in Design Leadership enrolls students who want to be transformative leaders with a mastery of next generation approaches to management and problem solving. Students’ backgrounds include business management, marketing, engineering, finance, design, education, international development, and other fields. Successful candidates are collaborative, openminded, creative thinkers with a strong interest in research, analysis, and management. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/mba

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MPS

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

MASTER OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PARTICIPANTS IN MICA’S MPS PROGRAMS GAIN VALUABLE SKILLS AND CREDENTIALS NEEDED TO ENHANCE THEIR CAREER OR PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. JUST AS IMPORTANT, MPS COURSEWORK IS PRINCIPALLY ONLINE AND INCLUDES SHORT RESIDENCIES AT MICA, ALLOWING STUDENTS TO STUDY FULL TIME WITHIN THEIR WORK/LIFE SCHEDULE. The MPS in the Business of Art & Design program educates creative professionals—including artists, designers, arts educators and administrators, writers, musicians, and illustrators—who wish to improve their business management skills as they start their own businesses or work as managers within existing businesses. The MPS in Information Visualization program provides professionals from fields as varied as business, education, nonprofit management, government, defense, law, medicine, marketing, and design with the skills and knowledge to translate data and information into graphics, images, and interactive designs that communicate effectively. The MPS in UX Design program responds to the needs of a rapidly growing industry by providing students with critical knowledge to create graphic, haptic, and interface structures for user interactions with digital devices and systems across UX industries, including gaming, healthcare, technology, entertainment, government, and education.


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The MPS is a program focused on an applied field of study where all coursework is directly related to the topic area. Completed online in just 15 months, with 3 brief residencies, it allows students to study full time while maintaining their current work-life balance. Students in the Masters of Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design (MPS BAD) gain the business skills and organizational knowledge necessary to start, grow, or sustain a business or thrive as a dynamic manager. From pitching their idea to crafting a strong marketing strategy, to developing contractual and financial documents, students are guided through every facet of business. By graduation, students have a strong array of business skills and knowledge, a solid community of peers and mentors, and a business plan in hand to help map their professional path. Instructors are professionals with expertise in their respective subject area. Students learn the intricacies of intellectual property, human resources, contracts and negotiations, and marketing from successful business people and industry experts. These professionals guide students through real-world scenarios where students network and pitch their businesses to potential funders who provide feedback and industry insight. Three unique residencies enable students to work together on MICA’s campus, allowing them to build a network of colleagues while learning the most current ideas and best practices.

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The MICA e-Learning environment is a flexible and adaptive platform that integrates Google tools including Gmail, Drive, and Google+ so students can conveniently access content. Each faculty member holds a weekly live class delivered through Adobe Connect web-conferencing software, whereby students can discuss topics with faculty and classmates. Lectures are recorded so students can revisit them at any time. Students also have access to MICA’s web-based resources such as Adobe Creative Suite, Lynda.com, the MICA web portal, Decker Library and Media Resources Center, and MICA’s Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program appeals to arts-related professionals such as visual artists, designers, architects, illustrators, musicians, actors, writers, crafts persons, and performing artists, as well as creativeminded professionals who possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a genuine curiosity about the intersection of the arts and commerce, and a willingness to commit to an intensive learning experience. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 15-MONTH, 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

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The MPS is a program focused on an applied field of study where all coursework is directly related to the topic area. Completed online in just 15 months, with 3 brief residencies, it allows students to study full time while maintaining their current work-life balance. Students in the Masters of Professional Studies in Information Visualization (MPS InViz) create powerful, datadriven visual narratives. Students learn design and storytelling concepts and approaches, develop unique analytical applications, and explore user interface design strategies to visually reach their audiences. By graduation, students have strong creative and analytical methodologies to visualize data and information, and a diverse portfolio of work to launch their career in visualization. Industry professionals like Andy Kirk and Jonathan Schwabish teach students the process of developing compelling narratives using information and data. The curriculum emphasizes a blend of design theory and practice, design thinking, and prototyping, along with analysis, probability, and statistics. External partners introduce real-world projects into the curriculum, sharing their data and insight into industry demands and careers while providing critical feedback. Three unique residencies enable students to work together on MICA’s campus, allowing them to build a network of colleagues while learning the most current ideas and best practices.

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The MICA e-Learning environment is a flexible and adaptive platform that integrates Google tools including Gmail, Drive, and Google+ so students can conveniently access content. Each faculty member holds a weekly live class delivered through Adobe Connect web-conferencing software, whereby students can discuss topics with faculty and classmates. Lectures are recorded so students can revisit them at any time. Students also have access to MICA’s web-based resources such as Adobe Creative Suite, Lynda.com, the MICA web portal, Decker Library and Media Resources Center, and MICA’s Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program appeals to professionals from a wide variety of fields, including communications, analysis, and design, who want to reach their audiences using creative and engaging visual solutions. Students should have a strong interest in design and analysis, be able to adapt to new technology platforms, and a willingness to commit to an intensive learning experience. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 15-MONTH, 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/mpsinvis

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UX DESIGN MPS

The MPS is a program focused on an applied field of study where all coursework is directly related to the topic area. Completed online in just 15 months, with 3 brief residencies, it allows students to study full time while maintaining their current work-life balance. Students in the Masters of Professional Studies in UX Design (MPS UXD) learn principles of interface design, user research, information architecture, and usability as applied to industries from gaming to healthcare and education to defense. Industry partners bring realworld projects to the classroom and advise students on networking, best practices, and the dynamic nature of the profession. Graduates leave with a portfolio full of compelling and novel next generation user experiences ready to support their professional aspirations. Program faculty are professionals actively involved in the UX industry. As industry leaders, they know firsthand the growing demand for UX professionals and want to grow the pool of graduates who have gained a level of expertise through an intensive educational experience that includes engagement with actual UX practices. Industry partners bring real-world projects to the classroom to assist students gaining knowledge of challenges faced within the industry while providing critical feedback and career insight. Three unique residencies enable students to work together on MICA’s campus, allowing them to build a network of colleagues while learning the most current ideas and best practices.

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The MICA e-Learning environment is a flexible and adaptive platform that integrates Google tools including Gmail, Drive, and Google+ so students can conveniently access content. Each faculty member holds a weekly live class delivered through Adobe Connect web-conferencing software, whereby students can discuss topics with faculty and classmates. Lectures are recorded so students can revisit them at any time. Students also have access to MICA’s web-based resources such as Adobe Creative Suite, Lynda.com, the MICA web portal, Decker Library and Media Resources Center, and MICA’s Meyerhoff Center for Career Development. WHO SHOULD APPLY

This program appeals to students who have a background in design (game, graphic/visual, interactive, industrial) and an interest in coding or humancomputer interaction. Applicants may be recent graduates as well as professionals seeking to enter the UX/UI industry. Ideal candidates have a background in a visual arts/design discipline; a strong interest in blending creative abilities with critical analysis, research, collaboration, and technical skills to increase their competitive advantage in the field; and a willingness to commit to an intensive learning experience. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 15-MONTH, 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/mpsuxd

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23 Illustration Practice / MFA Diana Flores Blazquez: Animalia

24 Photographic and Electronic Media / MFA Sara R Hill: Separation

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25 Graphic Design / MFA Javier Lopez, Luiz Ludwig, Young Sun Compton: Seventeen-day Studio

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26 Social Design / MA Danah Abdulla: Challenge the Status Quo

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POST-BACCALAUREATE

CER TIFI CAT E

MICA’S POST-BACCALAUREATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS ENGAGE STUDENTS IN INTENSIVE STUDY THAT CAN CATAPULT THEIR ART OR DESIGN PRACTICE TO A NEW LEVEL OF SOPHISTICATION. Post-Baccalaureate students develop a strong portfolio of work and lay down a foundation of critical knowledge that prepares them to advance their career, apply to top MFA programs, or to exhibit their work at a professional level.


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The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fine Arts program offers an intensive studio experience where students achieve a new level of mastery in artmaking and prepare to apply to competitive MFA programs, including those at MICA. Students meet weekly with the program’s director and a resident artist for individual or group critiques and to discuss such professional topics as writing and speaking about one’s own work, developing a portfolio, applying to graduate school, applying for grants and residencies, and exploring exhibition opportunities. Visiting artists are brought in regularly for lectures and oneon-one critiques. Students learn from a curriculum tailored to meet their specific needs, choosing a combination of graduate electives and courses from MICA’s expansive undergraduate curriculum.

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Large individual studios, available 24 hours, 7 days a week, are located in MICA’s Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies alongside other graduate programs. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is designed to serve several types of students. Many who enroll have recently completed a BA from a liberal arts college or a university art department and are looking for the intensity and depth of experience that an art school can provide. Others have taken art classes while working in other fields, are interested in making a career change, and feel the need to become intensely involved in making art. BFA graduates often choose the Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Arts as a way to build their portfolio of artwork with the intention of applying to ­graduate schools. All students are encouraged to reach a level in their work which reflects a personal direction. They grow to have confidence in their abilities, which allows them to continue working beyond a structured situation once they have left the program. Students who wish to apply to MFA programs are assisted in that process. Students may apply for entrance in either fall or spring as full-time students only. Spring entrance depends on available space in the program. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

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MICA’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Graphic Design program offers students an intensive immersion in the language and practice of graphic design. The program prepares students to advance their careers or to apply to competitive graduate programs at MICA and elsewhere. Designed for professionals and graduates from complementary fields, the program also attracts applicants who studied graphic design previously yet desire a more comprehensive education in theory and concepts. The curriculum features an emphasis on process, professional practice, and portfolio development. Students meet weekly with faculty for individual and group critiques as well as lectures. The program encourages students to participate in the graduate and undergraduate design community at MICA through elective courses and guest lectures. PROGRAM FACILITIES & RESOURCES

Students in the Graphic Design PostBaccalaureate program have dedicated work areas in the studio, which is equipped with printers, scanners, and production tools. This space also serves as the classroom. Students also mount a spring exhibition of self-directed projects in the gallery space on MICA’s campus. WHO SHOULD APPLY

The program seeks to enroll students interested in advancing their careers as professional designers and for those who plan to apply to competitive MFA programs, including those at MICA. The program is an intense, full-time experience and ideal students are ready to be challenged in all aspects of graphic design—including theory, concept, and making. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS 30-CREDIT PROGRAM VISIT:

www.mica.edu/graphicdesignpostbac

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GRA DUA TE LIBERAL ARTS

INTENSIVE EXPLORATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS— INCLUDING INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, CONTEMPORARY THEORY, ART HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCE, AND THE HUMANITIES— PROVIDES ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS WITH A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND THE SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND HISTORICAL CONTEXTS FOR THEIR CREATIVE PRACTICES. Graduate liberal arts programming at MICA is uniquely designed to support the intellectual development of candidates for graduate degrees in art and design, and all graduate students at MICA develop a firm foundation in these areas. The liberal arts are at the heart of the educational experience at MICA and are essential to a creative leader’s understanding of the power, scope, tenor, and potential of his or her emerging creative voice. From the exploration of poetry to the investigation of the evolving global sociopolitical landscape, students develop an enduring connection to writing, research, critical and abstract thinking, and sound reasoning; they ask pertinent questions and pose, test, and prove radical theses. The broad range of liberal arts offerings allows graduate students to pursue their own interests and gain knowledge that expands their understanding of the world and enriches their creative practices. Topics focus on global modernisms and contemporanieties from aesthetics and critical theory to literature, cinema, site-specificity, politics, urbanism, ecology, and curatorial practice. In particular, programming in cultural studies, community-based practice, gender studies, philosophy, sociology, and history provides a context for students to explore diversity, multiple identities, social movements, and the value and influence of different cultures, peoples, and histories. Students gain insight into the systems and institutional structures that have informed the social, political, and economic development of communities and they acquire the intellectual tools to imagine a new future and work to initiate change. Class sizes in the seminars, lectures, and symposia are small and students are active participants in the learning experience. MFA students are required to take at least 12 credits in liberal arts, but many elect to take more. With the addition of one three-credit course, MFA students may choose to complete a concentration in Critical Studies of 15 credits to further their skills and abilities in writing and criticism as a way to complement and extend their practices in fine arts or design.


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Recent course offerings include:

ELECTIVE OFFERINGS

ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING:

Graduate students may extend their practices through elective offerings that provide new techniques and material exploration, collaborative research, special interdisciplinary projects, or international opportunities that complement and enhance their studio practices. In these courses, students can learn a new methodology, perhaps explore art and design research with colleagues from another country, or participate in a hands-on project in Baltimore.

CERTIFICATION IN COLLEGE TEACHING OF ART

WRITING HISTORY AESTHETICS & CRITICAL THEORY ART MEETS ECOLOGY CITIES, MOVEMENTS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE COLONIAL/POST-COLONIAL/POST-MODERN CONNECTING AUDIENCES CONTEMPORARY ASIA THROUGH POSTCOLONIALISM, TOURISM, MUSEUM CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THEORY CRISIS CENTURY CRITICAL VOICES THE CULTURAL OBJECT DESIGN THEORY AND PRACTICE SEMINAR DESIGN/ WRITING/ RESEARCH ECOPOETICS: LANGUAGE/MIND/ECOLOGY FINDING WORDS: ARTIST’S STATEMENTS AND THE CREATIVE PROCESS FEMINIST APPROACHES TO FILM FORENSIC AESTHETICS GRADUATE SURVEY OF CONTEMPORARY ART, DESIGN, AND THEORY GRADUATE ACADEMIC WRITING WORKSHOP GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM: “FIRST PERSON” GRADUATE READINGS SEMINAR INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO CURATORIAL PRACTICE LANGUAGE AND MIND: SEMIOTICS, NEUROSCIENCE,NARRATOLOGY MODERN/CONTEMPORARY ARAB ART AND CULTURE MYTH AND RITUAL MEET THE SACRED AND PROFANE PERFORMANCE ART PROBLEMS IN CONTEMPORARY ART PROPAGANDA: THOUGHT CONTROL IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES READING SIGNS: SEMIOTICS RUSSIAN EXISTENTIAL IMAGINATION THESIS METHODS WORKSHOP THESIS WRITING AND RESEARCH TIME AND TEMPORALITY TRAUMA URBAN THEORY VISUAL CULTURE & THE HOLOCAUST VISUALIZING BALTIMORE: EXPLORING COMMUNITY-GROUNDED SOCIAL CHANGE WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF ART WRITING FOR ARTISTS, CRITICS, AND CURATORS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LIBERAL ARTS FOR MICA’S GRADUATE STUDENTS, VISIT:

www.mica.edu/gradliberalarts

Students may also take professional development courses as part of their elective offerings. These professional development experiences prepare graduate students to innovate, build successful practices, reach a high standard of excellence, and develop approaches that leverage their creative skill sets to support and sustain meaningful lives as artists, designers, critics, curators, entrepreneurs, change agents, and educators. The course offerings differ from semester to semester, but recent years have included the following graduate studio and professional development elective classes taught by outstanding faculty: ANIMATION FOR ILLUSTRATORS CREATIVE BOOT-CAMP: THE BIG IDEA DESIGN LANGUAGE STUDIO DESIGN MASTER CLASS GRADUATE SCREENPRINT STUDIO INDUSTRIAL ARTS COLLECTIVE: THE STATE OF MAKING IN BALTIMORE INTERACTIVE MEDIA INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION INTRO TO INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE INTRO TO THE BUSINESS OF ART & DESIGN LETTERPRESS BOOKS AND PRINTING MAKING GOOD IDEAS MOTION AND INTERACTION PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN ART: STRATEGIES FOR INDEPENDENT WORKING ARTISTS USER EXPERIENCE AND INTERFACE YOU+: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES

While pursuing their degree, MFA students at MICA have the opportunity to prepare for teaching at the college level through coursework and teaching experiences in the undergraduate classroom. The successful completion of three Graduate Teaching Internships and a graduate course, Philosophy and Pedagogy, earns an MFA student a Certificate in the College Teaching of Art and provides students firsthand preparation for teaching at the college level. Graduate Teaching Interns are paid a modest stipend to work closely with an experienced undergraduate faculty member to support the teaching of an undergraduate course. Graduate students are able to have up to two internships each semester of their graduate study. CONCENTRATION IN CRITICAL STUDIES

MFA students at MICA may build and sharpen their research and writing skills by pursuing a concentration in Critical Studies as part of their graduate study. Students who complete the concentration earn a mark of distinction that demonstrates their dedication to the history, theory, and criticism of art and design and may begin to work as writers, critics, editors, and researchers. Students are encouraged to develop publishable work through this program as a means of expanding and enhancing the creative and scholarly portfolios that they build during their time at MICA. The concentration requires 15 credits of coursework in the liberal arts and can be completed as part of the requirements for the MFA degree. Liberal Arts offerings, elective offerings, the certificate in college teaching of art, and the graduate concentration in critical studies affirm MICA’s prominence as a community of ideas that values advanced and thoughtful pedagogy relevant to a diverse and rapidly changing world.

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