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Research at MICA


The mission of the Office of Research (OOR) is to inspire and support a vibrant research culture at MICA through the strategic development of a research infrastructure, resources, policies, and programs that promote creativity, knowledge creation, reflective practice, and innovation. The office seeks to advance the recognition of research in art and design and advocates for the value of creative work in society. In addition to the Office of Research, research is coordinated through the College's three research centers: Social Design, Art Education, and Design Thinking.

Opportunities and Faculty Grants

In support of the mission of the office, OOR provides the following resources for faculty:

Our Opportunities page is updated with approaching deadlines for residencies, grants, awards, and other funding. An associated email comes out weekly highlighting new opportunities.

Faculty Grants
Faculty are eligible to apply for institutional funding supporting their independent research and growth as educators. Deadlines occur on a semesterly basis. Please check frequently for updates.

Submit Your News

Do you have an event, publication, or other news related to your research that you would like shared with the MICA community? Please complete this form.

Center for Social Design

Dedicated to inspiring and preparing the next generation of creative change makers, the Center for Social Design utilizes a human-centered and collaborative design process to understand and define social problems, identify opportunities, generate ideas, and make tools that support positive change.

Center for Design Thinking

The Center for Design Thinking publishes original research on graphic design. Its flagship graphic design textbook, The New Basics, has become a must-have text for designers and educators around the world, integrating formal design thinking with digital technology and contemporary media theory.

Center for Art Education

Studies conducted by graduate students in classroom or instructional settings are submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Click here to find links to published articles and a list of investigations by theme. Nearly all students have presented their research at national conferences.

This page was last updated on 02/21/2018.