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Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, MD

About

Details at a Glance

  • School Type

    grad Private
  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 50%
  • 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-alt Yes

Our Program

The Community Arts program prepares artists to use their artmaking as a means of civic, youth, and community development, activism, and education.

The program provides you 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 you 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. 

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate

    rate 50%
  • Application Fee

    dollar-circle $75

Requirements

  • checkbox-alt TOEFL
  • checkbox-alt IELTS
  • checkbox-alt Certified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt Personal Statement
  • checkbox-alt 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-alt Portfolio of Artwork
  • checkbox-alt Resume/CV
  • checkbox-alt Faculty Interview

Additional Requirements

Two portfolios are required from applicants to the Community Arts (MFA). 

A. Visual Art Portfolio - A portfolio of 10-20 digital images offering an overview of your work as a visual artist.

B. Community Art Portfolio - A portfolio of 10-20 digital images documenting your educational, professional, or volunteer experiences in community development, youth development, teaching or related subject areas. For each image uploaded, please use the note field to describe each project or event and the art-related or other problems the participants addressed in the work represented. If these images are not available, other materials may be accepted in lieu of the second portfolio.

Application Deadline

Priority Deadline January 17

Final Deadline April 3

Student Body

  • Total Students

    pound 20 Students
  • Female

    female 65% Female
  • Male

    male 35% Male

Inclusion

  • checkbox-alt Dedicated Diversity Office
  • checkbox-alt Office of Research

What Our Students Say

  • I went to college feeling disdainful about the lack of true altruism in my community," Bluck said. "My college experiences are what helped me develop a more sophisticated understanding of what it looked like to work with marginalized people, and that I had a role to play in agitating for change."

    Emily Chow Bluck, MFA ‘15

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-alt Yes
  • Average Financial Aid Offer

    grad-aid $20,000

Additional Information

  • checkbox-alt Application Fee Waivers Available
  • checkbox-alt Merit Scholarships
  • checkbox-alt AmeriCorp Fellowships

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