Maryland Institute College Of The Arts

Maryland Institute College of the Arts, Baltimore, Maryland

– Can customize undergrad education
– Cross pollination amongst majors
– An art college that takes liberal arts seriously
– 2/3 studio classes and 1/3 academic first year (foundation year)
– Looking for artistically and academically gifted students who are intellectually curious and artistically talented
– Artist who benefits from a multi disciplinary curriculum
– On transcript look at art classes, English, history, humanities
– Only require 1 math class to graduate with a BFA
– Close network of people while at MICA as well as leaving MICA
– Career development office, integrated into curriculum
– refining technical skill and creative thinking
– 3000 applicants, 51% accepted, 435 attended
– Apply to the school, not a particular major
– Foundation year exposes students to a variety of disciplines
– Crossover schools: RISDI, SAIC in Chicago, Cal Arts
– International applicants growing and actively being, recruited
– Academic performance: Unweighted GPA, 3.45, ranging 2.8 to 4.0
– Interview and in person portfolio review encouraged
– Need blind where applications reviewed without knowing their financial aid status
– Merit aid based on the portfolio and academic based
– Demonstrated interest is important, attending national portfolio date, campus visit…etc.
– 10:1 student to faculty ratio
– 17 – 18 students per class
– Faculty invested in students
– Freshman and sophomore students required to live on campus
– All apartment style housing
– Fiber and architectural majors

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