COME ZOMBIES OF ANIMATION, we will watch animation movies, talk about animation work, and do animation stuff! You do not need to be an animation major! All are welcome to the zombie animation club! Come have fun and snacks!
Our club meets weekly to get our anime fix. We view and discuss the latest anime (Japanese animation) and manga (Japanese comics), as well as revere/bash the classics.
The Ballet Club is the perfect place for those who both love the art of classical dance and want to get an amazing workout. We aim to teach people not only how to strengthen their bodies through ballet, but also how to let loose and embody a new type of self-expression. Classes are held on a weekly basis to teach the technical skills of ballet with modern music and choreography.
Belly Dancing Club
This club is built for people to feel stronger, healthier, sexier, and comfortable in their body. We learn the art and culture of belly dancing and movement on a weekly basis!
We have bi-weekly screenings of B-movies, cult classics, and generally bad movies; call backs, jokes, and making fun of the movies is encouraged to being almost mandatory.
Classic Film Club
The Classic Film Club is centered around showing important films, as well as discussing their context, their innovations, and their influence on the medium. The Classic Film Club presents a large variety of films: American and foreign, mainstream and independent, and traditional and avant-garde art films.
The purpose of Collective is deep community building via the power of gifts and gratitude, as well as serious intellectual investigations of crucial social issues and action through the making and exhibiting of art, performance, and writing.
We bring together Harry Potter and other fantasy fans to keep the magic alive. Join us for movie marathons as we explore quidditch, yule ball, and other perks of the fantasy world!
Haunted House Club
Haunted House Club meets to raise money to build a haunted house on Halloween. This event has become a long-standing tradition at MICA!
Halo 4 Club
The Halo 4 Club is a place where Halo veterans and new recruits can hone their skills on the virtual battle field.
Hip Hop Club
This club is for students of all experience levels that want to learn hip hop. Students will be taught choreography and learn a different dance each week. Hip Hop Club will also focus on some of the basic aspects of hip hop such as gliding and waving.
The Knitting Club provides an opportunity for students who share an interest in these crafts to gather as a group to create and socialize. Sales of their products are planned as fund-raisers, and students are encouraged to join the club even if they have no experience. Knit or Die!
The Maryland Club explores and celebrates Baltimore and Maryland activities. Students from any locale are welcome to join the Maryland Club to get the whole taste of Baltimore and Maryland.
The Memory Project provides portraits for children and teens around the world that have been orphaned, neglected, or disadvantaged. MICA students help make portraits for this national project.
MICA Burlesque Troupe
The MICA Burlesque Troupe wants to take it all off. They intend on exposing the wondrous world of burlesque to the MICA community. With the help of workshops and inspirational field trips to burlesque shows, members will develop characters, routines, and relevant costumes/props. Whether it's classical burlesque, go-go dancing, or neo-burlesque performance pieces, the Troupe will present its very best in their spring performances.
MICA Eaters aims to raise appreciation of differences among cultures and ethnicities. Rather than focusing on one nation's culture alone, MICA Eaters sheds a new light on integration by bringing many cultures under one roof. MICA Eaters aims to bring all ethnic appreciations together through the one thing that really brings us together: food.
MICA Exercise Initiative
The MICA Exercise Initiative seeks to create an uplifting, fun, and easy-going atmosphere for MICAns who are interested in creating or continuing their own personal workout routine. We encourage going at your own pace, setting your OWN goals (no matter how big or small), and learning self-discipline in an effort to make a positive lifestyle change!
MICA French Club
MFC meets twice a month to celebrate and foster discussion on Francophone culture and the French language as disseminate d by film, music, media, and food. Join us at lunch on the first Thursday of every month at Bolton Deli for French conversation and the every third Thursday night for French film screenings, subtitled in English for those less experienced with the language. Look for news on our communal blog, where everyone can exchange their favorite French media.
MICA Improv League and Friends
The Improv League is dedicated to teaching and performing improvisational comedy. A variety of ridiculous forms and methods will be explored in weekly practices and several performances throughout the school year.
MICA Outdoors Club
Want a little more than concrete and city streets? MICA Outdoors Club is here to give you the chance to get out of the city and onto some trails! MICA Outdoors Club hosts some favorite events, such as hikes, an annual camping trip, s'mores night, and rock-climbing. Level of experience does not matter; we want people who are interested in the great outdoors!
The Leftovers and Sporkz are MICA's two indoor soccer teams. They compete in a Baltimore city league each semester, and tryouts are held every year to fill vacancies on the two teams. The teams play approximately once every week, and they practice regularly.
MICA Volleyball Club
This is a way for people who are interested in the sport to get together and play on a regular basis. People who are willing to learn from others with more experience are also welcome.
MICA's acappella group is one of the more unique student organizations. Practicing three times a week, the group performs publicly 3-5 times each semester. Members must contact the MICAppella officers to audition.
Science Fiction Club
The Science Fiction Club is a place for students interested in sci-fi to meet other stduents with similar interests to watch TV and movies, discuss the genre, and contemplate learning Klingon.
Sequential Arts Club
Our goal is to provide an outlet for MICA students interested in making comics and other forms of sequential art and visual journalism. We encourage and critique each others' work, as well as produce several zines and anthologies of our work over the course of the year.
Society of Literary Artists & Poets
SLAP is dedicated to creating an environment in which students can share their voices through poetry and creative writing. We believe that writers can build off of each other's talents and find inspiration through constructive criticism and discussion in an open forum.
Student Voice Association (SVA)
The SVA is MICA’s student government. The group meets monthly, and the topics vary depending upon student interest. SVA meetings are open to all students to voice their opinions about various concerns at MICA. SVA has many leadership opportunities for students and welcomes all students to participate.
Students of Sustainability (SOS)
Students of Sustainability (SOS) is an organization of environmentally conscience students that, through collaborative visual campaigns, campus-wide events, and peer teach-ins, strives to make sustainability a key aspect of MICA's identity and mission.
Supafresh Breakdance Crew
Get up offa that thang, play that funky music and rock steady! Supafresh Crew meets in the MICA Fitness Center to share, practice and explore new breakdance moves!
Super Smash Club
Super Smash Club serves to provide a venue for Smash enthusiasts at MICA to challenge each other and build their skills. Expect tournaments, team matches, casual play, and gratuitous trash talk.
The Cypher is a community of MICA students that are interested in hip hop culture. The Cypher informs the MICA community of the history of hip hop, as well as providing critiques and a place to share beats, raps, and any hip hop news.
The Garden Club
By creating opportunities for students to experience food, agriculture and sustainability as integral parts of their education and everyday life, The Garden Club empowers its members with the capacity to effect meaningful change as individuals in their communities, homes and workplaces.
This is an organization for students to hang out and play various traditional and role playing games including Dungeons & Dragons, Magic the Gathering, Pirates, Heroclix, Pokemon and others. We occasionally plan a trip to the Renaissance Festival, along with regular Magic drafts and play tests for both new and familiar games.
The Synthetic Orchestra
The Synthetic Orchestra is a community of electronic musicians at MICA that support one another with tips, collaborations, and critiques. The Synthetic Orchestra performs and plans to release music as a group.
The Thespian Club, one of MICA's longest running clubs, is a group of actors, writers, designers and more. They are dedicated to exposing theater to the MICA community. The club presents a major theatrical performance in the fall as well as smaller, more intimate events in the spring including trips to local theatres.
Twilight Zone Expedition Squad
The Twilight Zone Expedition Squad creates a small get-away from the stress of school and a place for social interaction through the shared interest in The Twilight Zone.
Urban Gaming Club
The Urban Gaming Club provides entertaining Urban games to the MICA community. They strive to give students a way to escape the stress of classes while taking time to explore campus and make friends that stick around even after the games end. Their most commonly known game, Humans vs. Zombies, has become an annual MICA tradition!
Your New Commanders
Your New Commanders are known for their fall semester shadow cast of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This past spring they presented Dr. Horrible's sing-along blog. Join this group and find out how you can help with their various productions.
YTB (Why The Beef)
YTB is a zine that works to break down the competition between MICA and RISD by fostering a collaborative spirit through a joint publication. The zine's pages feature parallel works from both schools, which may contrast each other or be inspired by similar sources. Interviews with industry professionals and artists are included alongside creative writing by students from both MICA and RISD. YTB is published once a semester.