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Study at Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute College of Art, popularly referred to as MICA, was originally established in 1826 as the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, the college's recent Enrolments have been more than 1, 500 students. At MICA, students can opt for bachelor's and master's degrees in various subjects. The institute also offers several certification courses, and continuing education programs. Besides, MICA organizes various programs for studying abroad. These off-campus courses are available in countries like Italy, Jamaica, Japan, France, and Germany. The Student Enrolment of the institution consists of international students representing over 45 states in the U. S, and more than 50 countries around the world.

Maryland Institute College of Art boasts of an impressive alumni with personalities including William Henry Rinehart, sculptor; Wright Butler, architect; Carlos Florez, Director; and Jen Stark, Paper Sculptor, Drawer, Animator. The institute's Master of Fine Arts program was placed at the 4th position among the fine arts master programs in the nation by the U. S. News and World Report of 2008.

Profile of Maryland Institute College of Art

Maryland Institute is in a large city, in Baltimore, MD. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at Maryland Institute earn degrees up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The most common major fields study at the school include design, photography and commercial art, and fine arts.

Maryland Institute Selectivity

Maryland Institute does not admit all applicants. of people who applied to the school in 2007, 37% were accepted. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 530 to 660 for students at Maryland Institute. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 500 and 620.


One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Faculty salaries at Maryland Institute are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

The school, in 2007, had 2, 213 students (1, 970 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Most students at Maryland Institute attend full-time. Dorm living is common.

Maryland Institute Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Fine Arts196painting, fine arts studies, sculpture, textile arts, ceramics, crafts and folk art
Design116graphic design, illustration, interior design, design and applied arts, design and visual communication
Photography and Commercial Art102multimedia, photography, printmaking, film and photography, drawing, commercial art, commercial photography
Education and Teaching45art Education
Art Studies3art studies

Contact: Maryland Institute

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 Mount Royal Ave

Baltimore, MD 21217-4134

General Phone: (410) 669-9200


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