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Social Design @ MICA

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    gradPublic
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate40%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle$75
  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state$48,500
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state$48,500
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-altYes

Our Program

Dedicated to demonstrating the value of design in advancing equity and social justice, and to preparing the next generation of creative changemakers.

Meet our team at the upcoming Virtual Idealist Grad School Fairs on 9/15, 9/29, and 10/16. Registration for the fairs is free!

MA in Social Design (MASD) is an intensive, 1-year graduate program grounded in a philosophy of practice-based learning combining theory and praxis, both action and reflection.

The first degree-bearing program of its kind, our curriculum introduces students to a broad theoretical framework for social design, exposes them to a variety of methods and models for social impact, and prepares them with a core set of skills necessary to pursue professional opportunities in the emerging practice of social design

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate

    rate40%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle$75

Requirements

  • checkbox-altTOEFL
  • checkbox-altIELTS
  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-altPersonal Statement
  • checkbox-alt2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altPortfolio
  • checkbox-altResume/CV
  • checkbox-altFaculty Interview

Additional Requirements

A portfolio of visual work is required from all applicants to the M.A. in Social Design. This portfolio may consist of professional and/or student design work, or visual work produced in another discipline. A portfolio of writing may also be considered. Applicants should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based work for review online via mica.slideroom.com.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline: January 17

Final Deadline: April 3

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound14 Students
  • Female

    female65% Female
  • Male

    male35% Male

Inclusion

  • checkbox-altDedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-altOffice of Research
  • checkbox-altCenter for Social Design

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

    grad-in-state$48,500
  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

    grad-out-state$48,500
  • Financial Aid Available

    checkbox-altYes
  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid$18,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-altApplication Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-altMerit Scholarship
  • checkbox-altSocial Design Post-Graduate Fellowships