As a nationally recognized leader in art and design education, MICA has spent decades refining our programs and curriculum so that students are prepared for the growing opportunities that exist in today's creative economy. We believe that an education at MICA is an investment that yields a lifetime of personal, intellectual, and professional growth and accomplishment.
A MICA education provides proven return on investment. Consider this:
- 87% of MICA Freshmen return for their sophomore year compared to a 58% national average at non-profit 4-year institutions.
- 89% of MICA's 2013 graduating class reported being employed (part time, full-time or free-lance) only 9 months after graduation; another 6% were enrolled in graduate school.
- MICA's 2.3% Student Loan Default rate is among the lowest of all independent colleges of art & design and offers proof that MICA alumni are employed and value their education.
Serving 1,600 undergraduates, MICA (Baltimore, MD) was founded in 1826.
Acknowledged nationally as a premier leader in art and design education, MICA is deliberately cultivating a new generation of artist – one that is capable of seamlessly integrating innovation, entrepreneurship and creative citizenship with contemporary approaches to art, design and media.
EMPOWER students to forge creative, purposeful lives and careers in a diverse and changing world. THRIVE with Baltimore. MAKE the world we imagine.