Maryland Institute College of Art

The Maryland Institute College of Art is the oldest independent degree-granting, fully accredited art college in the nation. Faculty include accomplished artists, designers, writers, and art historians. The residential campus includes well-equipped and spacious studios, gallery spaces, and digital art labs. Undergraduate students can earn a B.F.A. degree in art history, drawing, painting, printmaking, general fine arts, interdisciplinary sculpture, ceramics, fiber, photography, graphic design, illustration, video, interactive media, experimental animation or environmental design. A five-year B.F.A./M.A. in Teaching program is also available. M.F.A. programs are offered in painting, photography, and electronic media, sculpture and graphic design. Summer low-residency programs include an M.F.A. in Studio Art, a Master in Art Education and a Masters in Community Arts. MICA also offers a one-year Post-baccalaureate certificate in studio art. Additional programs are offered in Canada, England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, New York, Poland, Spain, Scotland, Turkey, Jamaica, Czech Republic, Israel, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark.

1300 Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21217-4191

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Type of Institution: Independent 4-year

Fall 2008 Total Enrollment: 2,075
Male: 649    Female: 1,426
Full-time: 1,763    Part-time: 312

2009-2010 Tuition and Mandatory Fees for Maryland Residents:
Full-time Tuition per year: $33,000
Part-time Tuition cost per credit hour: $1,375
Mandatory fees (FT): $1,090
Mandatory fees (PT): $545 per semester

Campus Housing:
Room: $7,100
Board: $2,350

Degrees or Awards: Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Calendar: Semester; summer term available

Entry Requirements: Application fee ($60). Portfolio of original artwork, transcript of grades, essay, recommendations, ACT or SAT scores required, high school graduate or equivalent. Honors and advanced placement level coursework are strongly recommended in Art, English and other humanities subjects. Average SAT scores: Reading: 597; Math: 565; Writing: 587.

Application Deadlines: Fall: February 13; Spring: December 1

Title IV Code: 002080