Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 W. Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore View map

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Based in Baltimore, an artist-run mecca of DIY culture, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest independent university of art and design in the US. MICA has created a model for the education of artists and designers. Our transformative education encourages originality, nourishes creativity, inspired innovation and challenges your intellect.

MICA offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in:

  • Fine arts
  • Design
  • Electronic media
  • Art education
  • Liberal arts


  • Top 10 – MFA programs in the visual arts, #3 in Graphic Design and Sculpture, and #4 in Painting and Drawing according to US News & World Report
  • Ranked 3rd – MICA is ranked 3rd among the top 50 graphic design schools and colleges in the US, Animation Career Review 2015
  • Top Producer – MICA is a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among specialty schools, Chronicle of Higher Education
  • Best Northeastern College – for the last nine years, Princeton Review
  • MICA is – an “education powerhouse,” Fast Company


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