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MICA's five-week Pre-College Art and Design Residency Program is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like a high school art student to thinking like an artist making art that reflects a new level of skill and personal vision, communicating ideas about art in daily critiques, and building a professional portfolio of work.

MICA Pre-College


Designed for rising juniors and seniors (students ages 15 to 17), MICA's Pre-College program is a truly unique experience. Our Baltimore location allows students to explore a thriving artistic community that honors its bohemian past while embracing the role of technology in art-making. Field trips to cities like Washington, D.C., and New York are easily conducted from MCIA's Mid-Atlantic homebase. The optional 3- and 2-week sessions make it further convenient for you to schedule a campus-based art and design college experience.

Explore more details about the program, get to know faculty, review the curriculum, and check out what life is like on campus and in Baltimore. Don't forget to note important deadlines and application requirements. Questions? Call MICA Open Studies directly at 410-225-2219 or email us at precollege@mica.edu