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MICA's M.F.A. Programs No. 4 in U.S. News Media Group's 2012 Edition of "Best Graduate Schools"

Painting, Drawing, Graphic Design and Sculpture Specialties Are Highlighted

Posted 03.15.11 by MICA communications

MICA Graduate Programming

Washington, D.C.--MICA earned the No. 4 spot among Master's of Fine Arts in the 2012 edition of Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News Media Group. Highlights of the rankings will be published in the Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition book, available April 5.

In addition to being ranked fourth overall for its Master's of Fine Arts programs, MICA is also ranked No. 4 in painting/drawing, No. 6 in graphic design and No. 7 in sculpture in the specialty rankings. U.S. News & World Report honors MICA along with prominent art schools, such as Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Yale University and School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

The U.S. News & World Report ranking is one of many accolades bestowed upon the College, including being a top producer of Fulbright Scholars and the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. Faculty, alumni, students and staff  also receive some of the highest honors in their respective fields. More details are available here.

MICA offers 15 graduate programs leading to the M.F.A., M.A., M.A.T., M.P.S. and post-baccalaureate certificate. These highly competitive programs are led by a stellar faculty and attract students who seek a strong vision and voice, and the skills for professional success.

To order a copy of the 2012 Best Graduate Schools book, visit the online U.S. News Store. For more information about Best Graduate Schools, visit www.usnews.com/grad. The M.F.A. rankings were originally published in 2008.

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 61 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.