Programs for Youth

Programs for Teens

Do what you love - be creative.

Whether it's an entire summer, or just a few weeks, MICA has a variety creative and inspiring  programming for teens.  

Overview of Programs for High School Students

Summer Pre-College Art and Design Residency

Join our community of young artists and designers to learn from MICA faculty members and visiting working creative professionals. Immerse yourself in art and design through our intensive courses of study. You will learn what it takes to create a great portfolio for your college application and how to prepare for the art and design college experience- all while expanding your artistic and intellectual horizons and pushing yourself to a new level of potential. Earn up to three college credits during your summer at MICA.

It's one of the most unique and challenging programs of its kind in the country.

Click here or in the navigational links to learn more about Summer Pre-College Art and Design Residency and to apply.

YPS High School Studios Courses

High School Studios help students in grades 9-12 get a head start on understanding what colleges are looking for and how to develop a collection of work that stands out. Students in grades 9-12 can bolster their portfolios, learn about new areas of art and design, experiment with new mediums, and gain more experience in one they love. 

Click here or in the navigational links to view High School Studios Courses descriptions and register.

Art & Design College Accelerator Program (ADCAP)

MICA's ADCAP provides a pathway to high-quality art and design college education for Baltimore City students who face financial challenges and are from diverse backgrounds. Participating students will receive not only the advantages of MICA's educational material and curriculum, but also receive the benefits of a dedicated support network and individual mentorship. This exceptional three-year experience is ABSOLUTELY FREE to the select students accepted into the program.

Click here or in the navigational links to learn more about the Art and Design College Accelerator Program and to apply.

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Office of Open Studies


1229 W Mount Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21217