Create a critical consciousness.

Engaging in the arts, whether through required courses or extracurricular activities, is valuable in developing essential skills that professionals need, like critical thinking and observational and communication skills, as well as bias awareness and empathy.

MICA offers Community Education courses and workshops in pastel painting, figure drawing, oil painting, open studio model sessions, and seminars on art collecting.

A preview of our Fall 2019 Community Education courses include:

Learn more by exploring our Course List.

Featured Fall 2019 Course

Image in Motion

This course will expand your current knowledge of using a DSLR camera for image making as well as the post production techniques applied to digital images. Students will explore intermediate and advanced editing, retouching, and compositing techniques in Adobe Photoshop to experiment with the full range of possibilities in manipulating digital images. Students will also explore the possibilities of applying motion to a still image and capturing video with a DSLR camera and working in Adobe Photoshop and AfterEffects. Through controlled experimentation with these techniques we will explore the practical and conceptual aspects of photography in the digital era and the relationship between the still and moving image. The course format will consist of lectures, demonstrations, assigned projects, critiques, and in-studio work time that will result in a self-driven final project.

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