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Past Projects

MICA's Community-Based Learning Program was piloted in Spring 2013. You can view some of our previous projects below.

Lexington Market Project

Department: Graphic Design CourseDesign for Change

Taught by faculty member Kyla Fullenwider, the Design for Change course partnered with the Mayor's Office of Economic & Neighborhood Development, the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore, and Lexington Market.

Finding Baltimore

Department: Foundations Course: Finding Baltimore

Taught by Hannah Brancato, Finding Baltimore is an introductory course to community art, Baltimore, and social justice work.

Monumental Mount Royal North

Department: Art History CourseSite, Places, and Monuments

Taught by Monica Amor, Sites, Places and Monuments is a graduate seminar that explores complex issues of site specificity, memory, and monumentality in contemporary art.

Bromo Arts Block Hop

Department: Graphic Design CourseDesign for Change

Taught by faculty member Kyla Fullenwider, the course Design for Change partnered with the newly formed Bromo Arts & Entertainment District to engage and build community among small businesses in the district

BDS Selfie Exhibition

Department: Foundations CourseElements of Visual Thinking

Taught by faculty member Kirsten Hollander; students in the  Elements of Visual Thinking course collaborated with Baltimore Design School (BDS) 9th grade students to develop an exhibition exploring "self" using cyanotypes.

Doing Time

Department: Humanistic Studies Course: Writing in the Humanities

Taught by Mikita Brottman, students in the course Writing in the Humanities collaborated with Jessup Correctional Institute's Prison Scholars Program.

Connecting Audiences

Department: Curatorial Practice Course: Connecting Audiences

Taught by Lindsey Anderson, Connecting Audiences fostered a joint collaboration between MICA, the Edgar Allan Poe House Museum, and students at Excel Academy in fall 2014.

Druid Heights

Department: Foundation Course: Elements of Visual Thinking

Taught by faculty member Allison Yasukawa, international ESL students were paired with members of Druid Heights Community Development Corporation to develop works of art inspired by their interactions.

Social Practice Studio

Department: Interdisciplinary Sculpture Course: Social Practice Studio

Taught by faculty member Scott Berzofsky, students explored social practices of care and cooperation in Baltimore City and the surrounding area.

Community Giving Project

Department: Ceramics CourseIn Situ

Taught by ceramics faculty member Mathew Karas, In Situ students completed a gift exchange project where they developed their ability to research and engage with communities in a creative way.

Dr. Bob's Sensory Room

Department: Independent Study CourseIndependent Study

Faculty members Jenna Frye, Jason Corace, and Jay Gould facilitated an independent study where students from multiple disciplines collaborated to create a sensory room for Dr. Bob's Place.

Wheelchair Swing Garden

Department: Foundations CourseElements of Visual Thinking

Taught by faculty member Marcus Civin, the Elements of Visual Thinking course partnered with the William S. Baer School to develop a wheelchair Garden for Baer students.

Animating Fermi

Department: Animation Course: Advanced Animation II

Taught by faculty member Laurence Arcadias, Advance 2D Animation students collaborated with NASA scientists to develop animations based on research gathered from NASA's Fermi Satellite.

I Am a Universe

Department: Foundations Course: Finding Baltimore

Taught by faculty member Paula Phillips, MICA students collaborated with students, teachers, and administrators at the William S. Baer School to explore the idea of self in their project I Am a Universe.

Color and Culture

Department: Foundations CourseElements of Visual Thinking

Taught by faculty member Hannah Brancato, Elements students explored social issues of race and power using color theory.

Social Documentary

Department: Photography Course: Social Documentary

Taught by faculty member Colette Veasy-Cullors, students collaborated with senior citizens in Baltimore City's Waxter Center to develop a publication and exhibition.

Urban Resilience

Department: Interdisciplinary Sculpture Course: Urban Resilience

Taught by faculty member Sarah Doherty, students in this course produced site specific projects in Baltimore City.

North Ave Bridge

Department: Foundation CourseElements of Visual Thinking

Taught by faculty member Stephen Hendee, Elements students partnered with the Neighborhood Design Center to re-imagine the Jones Fall Bridge.