Bring creativity and innovation to your professional life.

Innovation comes from people who use imagination and creativity to solve complex problems. Creative problem solving and frameworks like design thinking are the groundwork for individual creative skills.

MICA offers courses and workshops in graphic design, mobile advertising and design, software tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite, and introductory business classes exclusively for professionals seeking high-level continuing education taught by accomplished designers, creative directors, and businesspeople.

A wide range of fine arts and design courses include classes and workshops in drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, and web design.

A preview of our Spring 2020 Professional Practice courses include:

  • Personal Brand Management This course will cover the basics of branding and empower students to create a dynamic personal brand that can resonate with their client base, as well as adapt to career advancements. Tuesdays: starting Jan. 28 / 6p - 8:30p 
  • Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro This course will cover the basics for creating motion graphics, animated titles, short videos, and visual effects. Mondays: starting Jan. 27 / 6:30p - 9:45p
  • Information Visualization Basics This ONLINE course will explore the types of powerful, data-driven visual narratives that are rising in demand across industries. Students will be introduced to “big data” and various design strategies to effectively distill complex information through a compelling visual narrative. Tuesdays: starting Jan. 28 / 7:30p - 10:00p 

Learn more by exploring our Course List.

Open Studies Spring 2020 Catalog

Art + Design Classes for Adults, Teens, and Children

MICA Open Studies offers a rich and varied schedule for anyone interested in pursuing the study of art and design at MICA. Download our Open Studies Catalog (PDF) to explore our course offerings.

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Office of Open Studies


1229 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217