January 8, 2021

Graduate art + design programs

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Alex Green, "Splinter Series" (detail). Courtesy MICA.

Courtesy MICA.

Grad Show 2017. Courtesy MICA.

Chelsea Rowe. Courtesy MICA.

The Office of Graduate Admission at Maryland Institute College of Art is currently accepting applications for graduate study beginning in the summer and fall of 2021.

Ranked 8th in the country by US News & World Report, MICA’s graduate community offers 18 unique degree programs engineered for creative practitioners eager to advance their practice through rigorous applied study. The graduate community is a hub for an extensive community of artists, designers, illustrators, filmmakers, curators, educators, critics, activists, innovators, and business strategists to work together and thrive.

Master of Fine Arts
Community Arts (MFA), Curatorial Practice (MFA), Filmmaking (MFA), Graphic Design (MFA), Illustration Practice (MFA), LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting (MFA), Mount Royal School of Art (Multidisciplinary MFA), Photographic and Electronic Media (MFA), Rinehart School of Sculpture (MFA), Studio Art (Summer Low-Residency MFA)

Master of Arts
Graphic Design (MA), Illustration (MA), Social Design (MA), Teaching (MAT)

Master of Business Administration / Master of Arts
Design Leadership (MBA/MA), offered in conjunction with Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School

Online Master of Professional Studies (MPS)
Business of Art & Design (MPS), Information Visualization (MPS), UX Design (MPS)

For more information about programming or to begin an application, visit

Founded in 1826, MICA is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the United States. MICA fosters a community of creative citizens committed to redefining art and design.

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