What is the International Student Cultural Orientation Program?
The International Student Cultural Orientation Program is a special course for new MICA students who are
Studio Art Instruction
This component is modeled on typical MICA studio classes and is designed to assist students in developing their ability to use art vocabulary, speak about their own artwork, and participate in critiques and class discussions. Trips to Baltimore museums and galleries will offer additional opportunities to practice English in different social and practical settings.
This component is an introduction to the conventions of art education as practiced in the United States. Coursework will focus on topics of interest to art students and will include guest lectures from visiting artists. Reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises will assist students in their adjustment to the academic culture of the U.S. and MICA.
The International Student Cultural Orientation Program will take place from July 29th through August 16th. Usually, participating students will move
Housing and Meals
All ISCOP students are required to live in MICA campus housing during the entire program.
The total cost of the International Student Cultural OrientationProgram is approximately $3000, which includes tuition, housing, meals, books and activities for the entire program. Personal expenses are not included in the cost.
The registration form and enrollment fee of approximately $3,000 are due to MICA’s Office of Admission by early-May (for freshmen) or mid-May (for transfer students) and due to Office of Graduate Admission by mid-May (for graduate students). Please note that the enrollment fee is non-refundable.
Information on the visa requirements will be sent separately to you after your enrollment is received.