MICA's Community-Based Learning Program was piloted in Spring 2013. You can view some of our previous projects below.
Taught by faculty member Kyla Fullenwider, the Design for Change course partnered with the Mayor's Office of Economic & Neighborhood Development, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and Lexington Market.
Taught by Hannah Brancato, Finding Baltimore is an introductory course to community art, Baltimore, and social justice work.
Taught by Monica Amor, Sites, Places and Monuments is a graduate seminar that explores complex issues of site specificity, memory, and monumentality in contemporary art.
Taught by faculty member Kyla Fullenwider, the course Design for Change partnered with the newly formed Bromo Arts & Entertainment District to engage and build community among small businesses in the district
Taught by faculty member Kirsten Hollander; students in the Elements of Visual Thinking course collaborated with Baltimore Design School (BDS) 9th grade students to develop an exhibition exploring "self" using cyanotypes.
Taught by ceramics faculty member Mathew Karas, In Situ students completed a gift exchange project where they developed their ability to research and engage with communities in a creative way.
Faculty members Jenna Frye, Jason Corace, and Jay Gould facilitated an independent study where students from multiple disciplines collaborated to create a sensory room for Dr. Bob's Place.
Taught by faculty member Marcus Civin, the Elements of Visual Thinking course partnered with the William S. Baer School to develop a wheelchair Garden for Baer students.
Taught by faculty member Laurence Arcadias, Advance 2D Animation students collaborated with NASA scientists to develop animations based on research gathered from NASA's Fermi Satellite.