December 12, 2016

Graduate Concentrations

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
Tiffany Jones, An Ardent Vestige, 2014. Installation view of Congregate. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Photo: Xiaotian Yang.

Graduate students at MICA will now have the option of complementing their studio practice with the addition of two new concentrations: Curatorial Practice and Critical Studies. Designed to enhance MICA’s graduate-level liberal arts programming, these new, collaborative opportunities will create space for cross-disciplinary research and experimentation, as well as offer additional pathways for professional practice after graduation.

Critical Studies Concentration
While honing their skills as artists or designers, students can further contextualize their practice, sharpen their research skills, and write for publication. Candidates will synthesize art history, theory and research to generate new ideas informed by investigations of topics from feminism to film, architecture to urbanism. Students have the opportunity to work with world-class scholars who are MICA full-time faculty members like Ellen Lupton, José Ruiz, Monica Amor, Ian Bourland, Mikita Brottman, Firmin Debrabander, Tim Druckrey, Jennie Hirsh, Christine Manganaro, and Rael Salley.

Curatorial Practice Concentration
Art and design practitioners can enhance their programs of study and prepare to enter this transforming field that increasingly is engaging new audiences and communities through the creation of exhibitions in both traditional and non-traditional venues.  Candidates will analyze exhibitions and curate their own exhibitions  and projects that entertain, instruct, alter perceptions and keep pace with culture.

MICA is currently accepting applications for MA, MFA, MPS, MBA/MA, and Post-Baccalaureate Study. The priority deadline for most programs will be January 17, 2017. More information is available at

Graduate Study at MICA
Maryland Institute College of Art’s graduate program has been recognized as being among the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. With 19 unique graduate degree and certificate programs, MICA offers a rigorous experience for highly motivated students in a broad range of art, design, education, and humanities disciplines as well as creatives with science, technology, and business backgrounds seeking to realize a personal vision, gain the skills and connections needed for professional success, and develop meaningful, collaborative relationships and networks. For a full list of graduate programs and opportunities, click here.

For more information about MICA’s programming, or to visit the campus, contact the Office of Graduate Admission at [email protected]


MICA announces Graduate Concentrations

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