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MICA Named a Top Fashion-Related School by CollegeFashion.net

Article Cites Experimental Fashion Concentration and Fashion Show as Key Reasons to Attend MICA

Posted 12.25.09 by mica media relations

Experimental fashion studio concentration ... allows even art history majors to engage in innovative apparel creation. 

The experimental fashion concentration's 2009 Multimedia Event, Brouhaha

An article on CollegeFashion.net, a site written by and for college students in the fashion world, named MICA as a top fashion-related school. The writer, a student at Columbia University who is interning at Town & Country, offered advice for high school and college students who dream of working in fashion, and he compiled a "short and concise [list of] the top schools you should attend if you want to work in fashion -- that is, if you want to study hard but you don't want a liberal arts-oriented curriculum."

MICA was one of the top 16 international schools listed (in alphabetic order): "In addition to offering liberal arts courses, MICA boasts of fifteen bachelor's degree programs. The master's program was ranked fourth by U.S. News and World Report, and luckily undergraduate students have the opportunity to work alongside these graduate students. While the school does not offer a fashion design major, it does offer an Experimental Fashion studio concentration, which allows even Art History majors to engage in innovative apparel creation - including a fashion show."

Photo caption: The experimental fashion concentration's 2009 Multimedia Event, Brouhaha.

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 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, 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.