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MICA Welcomes Five Art Students from Puerto Rico for Spring 2018 Semester

The five students, whose educations were interrupted by last year’s hurricanes, will receive full tuition and housing support.


The Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico.

MICA is sponsoring five students from Puerto Rico for the spring 2018 semester, covering the students' tuition and housing costs, as well as providing support to cover meals.

As current students of the School of Visual Arts and Design (Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico), a public art college in San Juan accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), their educations were interrupted by the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year, which caused widespread infrastructure damage throughout the island and temporarily closed the school.

While the school rebuilds-it plans to reopen later in 2018-MICA and other member institutions of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) banded together to provide students of the School of Visual Arts and Design a chance to continue their art and design educations without further delay.

The initiative was spearheaded by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), which announced in December that it would sponsor 10 students for the spring semester, and put out a call to other art and design colleges to offer similar support, if possible.

The students, whose majors include painting, printmaking, animation and digital art, will be fully integrated into student life at MICA, and will also receive mentorship from MICA graduate students.

"What's most important is for these students to be able to continue their educations uninterrupted here at MICA and in Baltimore. We are incredibly grateful to be able to host them, and are working to make them feel at home here while they restart their studies," said David Bogen, MICA's vice president for academic affairs and provost.

This page was last updated on 02/08/2018.