Maryland Institute College of Art Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.31 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 8 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NASAD
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 2,112 (1,730 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 27% part-time, 73% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $46,990
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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Social Sciences
Graduation Year: 2017

MICA is a supportive community of creative individuals. As an international student, I thought I would have a difficult time adjusting to the American Educational system but MICA continuously proves me wrong as everyone I meet in this school has been very accommodating and generous of their time. My professors are very accessible and easy to talk to. They would do everything in their capacity to help out each and every one in our cohort. Because the class sizes are intimate, I feel the education is very personal and I feel motivated to perform even amidst the rigorous work load.
4.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2017

Graphic Design is the reason to go to Maryland College Institute of Art. While the school has earned a great deal of respect for its other fine art programs, MICA and its graphic design faculty have put in a lot of time, effort and money into improving the classes and technology for GD students. My program, the GD MFA program, recently underwent renovations, giving us a new work room with several large format printers and a new studio for our expanding program. MICA has also recently hired a whole bunch of new design faculty members with specific digital and interactive expertise which means more UX and IA classes for students, as well as more individualized time. One thing you can say for the whole of MICA is that it is very student-centric. The student body is what matters most to all MICA employees and thanks to these improvements the student body, especially in graphic design, will only get stronger.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Education
Graduation Year: 2015

I chose MICA because I could complete a BFA and MAT degree in two years. No other school offered this while still allowing me to focus on my own artistic practice, which I believe will greatly benefit me as an educator later on - too many art teachers in the field do not have a sense of their own practice, and thus cannot open their students to all the rewards of being a visual artist.
3.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

My program highly value on painting. I has long historical context , so it is really helpful to make my knowlege of painting deepen. Also, the access to contemporary art is fairly good, it helps me to broaden my sense of contemporary art. The cons of my graduate program is the scale of this major is small. There are only 8 members of graduate students in each academy year.
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2014

So far every person I've interacted with at MICA has been keenly interested in me and seems to really care about its students. The graduate admissions and financial aid offices are extremely helpful. I've been impressed so far with how MICA leverages technology to communicate with students, and it's evident to me that MICA is highly regarded as one of the most premiere fine arts schools in the country.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

The Studio Center was just renovated so personal studio spaces are optimum.
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