This first-of-its-kind on-line Master of Professional Studies degree program is specially tailored to provide advanced business management education for artists, designers and related professions. Students learn to start, sustain, or grow an art or design related business, or to be a dynamic creative manager working with or within a business. The 14-month degree program focuses on marketing, contracts and negotiation, finance, business writing, leadership, taxes, human resource management and more.
A Week in the Life of a Business of Art and Design Student
Lauren Richel Kelly '06 '12 is a New York-based art director, wedding designer, and crafter. She's worked for both Martha Stewart Weddings and kate spade, and while she's currently designing for J.Crew, Kelly has launched Ditto Paper with her friend and fellow MICA alumna, Gina Dean '06 '12. Together they offer custom stationery designs. Kelly decided to pursue MICA's online Master of Professional Studies in The Business of Art and Design program because she felt the program's unique focus would benefit her as a freelance designer, giving her the skills to grow Ditto Paper even as she continues to lead a busy life. Before she graduated this past May, Kelly gave us a snapshot of a week in her life as student, designer, entrepreneur, wife, and friend. READ more now.