There are 44 Commons studios (ground level of Building 1 available for all Commons and Mount Royal resident usage), 16 Meyerhoff studios (lower level of The Meyerhoff House is available for all Meyerhoff residents), and 37 independent studios available in the Gateway, along with two 24/7 open community studios. Studios are on a first come first serve basis.
MICA Student Studio Space Regulations
Acquiring a Studio
The Office of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing will supply contact information concerning the Studio Managers’ office hours and how to acquire studio spaces at the beginning of both the Fall and Spring semesters.
Duration of Studio
When you receive your key, you have 1 week to utilize that studio space. If your key is not returned within the time frame assigned by the Studio Manager, your belongings will be removed from the studio and you will be charged $60 for a key replacement. You will not be eligible to sign out a studio space again for the duration of the semester. Please be respectful of the high demand for studio space on campus. It is up to the discretion of the Studio Manager to assign a studio for 2 weeks (based off of need and availability). The maximum amount a studio can be held by a resident is 2 weeks.
Use the Studio Assigned
The studio key you get is the studio you use. No exceptions! If someone else uses your studio and make a mess you are responsible for cleaning up. Please do not let anyone use your studio, and don’t use anyone else’s studio. Any confusion with studio placement should be immediately addressed by the Studio Manager.
As soon as you sign out a studio, go down to that studio and check it out. Report any problem, messes or anything out of the ordinary to the Studio Manager.
Cleanliness of Studio Space
You are required to keep your individual space as well as the general area reasonably clean. Although everyone has different working habits, there are limits past which the condition of a space interferes with the ability of other people to work. Discarding trash that may accumulate in the general studio areas will help keep our studios clean and functional. All aisle and exit routes must be cleaned at all times.
Health & Safety
You are NEVER to use toxic materials which could be a danger or irritation to you or other. You are NEVER to smoke, drink, or eat in the studios. If these rules are broken you will be asked to leave the studios permanently and could face additional disciplinary consequences from the Office of Residence Life.
Security of Personal Belongings
The security of personal belongings is your responsibility. If you choose to leave supplies/material in the studio spaces, please understand that MICA is not responsible for the safety/security of those materials/items. Please keep the doors locked, do not provide access to unauthorized guests, and report any inappropriate behavior or theft.
Courteous in Studios
Be courteous to your fellow studio users. You are not permitted to play loud music in the studios. It could interfere with the concentration of others working. Please use headphones. Individuals who have not signed out the studio must not enter the studio space. Please keep studio visitors to a minimum so as not to disturb others working in the space. Nude paintings can be done within the studio only if the artist uses a sheet to cover the entrance of the studio space. The sheet MUST come down from the studio space when the artist is not painting due to fire regulations.
Check Out Condition
When you return a studio key, the studio should be in the same or better condition then when you received access. You are responsible for that space while you have it sign out. If it needs to be cleaned up (examples: art supplies have to be removed) you will be charge for clean up.
It is YOUR responsibility (and no one else’s) to return your key on time (one week). Failure to do so will result in a $60 key replacement charge, removal of all materials/items in the studio and your studio sign out privilege will be revoked.
Studio sign out is a privilege, failure to comply (breaking any of the rules & procedures) will lead to your privilege being revoked. Use of the MICA Residence Life studio spaces are a privilege for the residential community. These spaces are exclusively for professional activities. Certain responsibilities must be adhered to when using studios. You must be aware of and adhere to Federal and State regulations for health and safety, and fire prevention, as well as to the studio sign out policies. This document has detailed the studio sign out policy, general guideline for use, housekeeping, safety, and fire prevention guidelines.
Every Friday studios will be inspected for compliance. If you are found to be neglecting the regulations, you may be fined and/or lose your studio privilege permanently.