Graduate Student Resources & Facilities
MICA provides all graduate students with facilities that are configured to the particular needs of students engaged in art education inquiry, art making, and design at a professional level. Graduate students are offered exclusive use of spaces designed to provide private time and space, and are given opportunities to gather for dialogue and communal exchange.
Graduate Student Resources at MICA
- Full time graduate students are provided individual or collaborative studios with 24/7 access while their classes are in session and during spring break periods for the duration of their residences. Low residency graduate students and live/work students located at MICA PLACE have 24/7 access to individual or collaborative studios while their classes are in session. Full-time MFA students may request to maintain studio access during the summer months between their first and second year of study with the support of their program director. Studio and graduate facility access will be limited or closed during designated college holidays, and other seasonal and break periods.
- MICA's Fred Lazarus IV Graduate Center houses thirteen of our graduate programs, an indoor atrium and outdoor plaza, public galleries, 61 graduate studios, state-of-the-art digital, computer and photo labs, a fabrication workshop for use in artmaking; and programming space for low-residency summer programs.
- All graduate students in art education programs have access to the Hurwitz Study Center for Art Education, a facility which includes a resource room, reading library, teaching materials, and computers.
- Graduate gallery spaces, including Sheila & Richard Riggs Gallery, Leidy Gallery, and Fox 3 Gallery.
- Dedicated meeting spaces, seminar rooms, and exhibition/critique areas.
- Dedicated use of the Graduate Research Lab equipped with numerous computer stations, an electronics project room, a professional print lab, a sound studio, and a variety of video and audio equipment available for checkout along with a staff of expert users. Students can conduct their own technological research or attend weekly tutorials and workshops.
- Access to shops for wood and metal fabrication and printmaking; a foundry, ceramics studio and kilns, photography lighting studio and color labs; sound and video recording studios and mixing/editing rooms.
- Opportunities are also available to exhibit in the College's main galleries including: Decker, Meyerhoff, Pinkard, and Rosenberg, as well as the Graduate Student Space Gallery.