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MICA Open House Introduces Artists to Summer MFA Program

Summer MFA in Studio Art (MFA) will host a Saturday, July 12 open house for prospective applicants.

Posted 07.01.08 by MICA Media Relations

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BALTIMORE-Faculty, students, and alumni of Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) Summer MFA in Studio Art (MFA) will host a Saturday, July 12 open house for prospective applicants.

The low-residency studio graduate program attracts a range of experienced artists and art educators, all of whom are seeking to produce a professional body of artwork, develop a personal voice, and expand their understanding of contemporary art.

Intensive, six-week summer residencies form the backbone of the program, but independent work and an on-campus winter critique mean that students interact with faculty throughout the year. Areas of concentration include painting, mixed media, sculpture/installation, and photo/digital media.

Hosted by Summer MFA in Studio Art director Zlata Baum, the open house gives prospective applicants access to the program while it is in session.

Check-in takes place at 9:45 a.m. in the Fox Building (1303 Mount Royal Avenue).

Baum and Scott G. Kelly, associate dean for graduate admission, will then present a detailed overview of the program and the application process. Recent alumnae Elena Volkova and current student Leah Cooper will share their experiences.

The day includes a tour of MICA's campus and the Summer MFA in Studio Art's studio facilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear artist's talks from enrolled students.

Later in the afternoon, Summer MFA in Studio Art faculty will review portfolios with individual prospective applicants. The open house concludes at approximately 5 p.m.

Space is limited for the July 12 event. To register, call Sarah Landon in the Center for Art Education at 410-225-2266 or e-mail her at slandon@mica.edu.

For more information, call the Office of Graduate Admission at 410-225-2256 or visit MICA's Summer MFA in Studio Art Web page.

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.