Why Choose MICA

Spaces for Making

At MICA you’ll find an amazing range of spaces and tools for artmaking that allow you to explore every avenue of creative expression.

From traditional lost-wax casting to interactive video and sound, wet-processing for film-based photography to advanced digital workstations, 3D imaging and software to a foundry, chisels, and metalworking equipment—MICA gives you the tools you need to turn ideas into works of art. You can create with clay, table saws, laser cutters, 3D printers, sewing machines, paint brushes, or charcoal—on film, canvas, litho stones, looms, and computer screens. If you can imagine it, you can make it at MICA.

MICA provides state-of-the-art hardware and software for 3D animation, video and sound editing, graphic design and illustration applications, and a wide range of fine arts applications - from 3D modeling to computer-assisted printmaking.

Fabrication Studios

Fabrication studios provide space and equipment for conventional building - wood shop, metalworking foundry, and a model shop - as well as ceramic, fiber, and printmaking studios.

Our digital fabrication studio houses 3D printers and scanners, computer controlled milling machines, laser cutters, and other equipment that allows you to integrate digital modeling and control into fabricated objects.

Brown Center

Brown Center features the versatile, 525-seat Falvey Hall. renowned as a venue for performance art, video and film, dance, theater, poetry readings, and lectures.

Decker Library

Decker Library has approximately 100,000 monographs and 380 current periodicals. The library’s website provides access to more than 9,200 full-text research journals and 140,000 E-Books. Media resources include 40,000 digital images, two streaming video collections, and a circulating video/DVD collection of more than 5,000 titles.

Studio and Gallery Spaces

With more than 40,000 square feet of studio space, most departments offer independent studios for upper-division students.

MICA has 12 stunning gallery spaces and mounts more than 100 exhibitions each academic year, with work ranging from visiting artists to faculty and student shows.

You can hardly walk through the campus without encountering a display of artwork. You will have the opportunity to present your work in these professional style gallery spaces beginning in your freshman year.