Program Overview

MICA's Art & Design College Accelerator Program (ADCAP) provides a pathway to high-quality art and design college education for Baltimore City students who face financial challenges and are from underserved communities. MICA is committed to providing equitable access for city residents with demonstrated promise who are interested in pursuing a degree in art and design.

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 unparalleled opportunity is highly competitive with only 15 spaces available and absolutely free to students accepted into the program, including transportation, meals and art supplies. 

Applications closed on September 10, 2021.
Here's a preview of what to gather and expect in the application:

  • upload 4 portfolio pieces
  • upload unofficial 9th grade transcript
  • upload teacher recommendation form
  • answer questions related to: contact information, family finances, and school information.

Program Goals

Students who demonstrate exceptional artistic promise and who can make a three-year commitment to this intensive experience are encouraged to apply. ADCAP offers the best of MICA's youth programs; YPS High School Studios on Saturdays throughout each school year, and the Pre-College Art and Design Residency Program the summer between their Junior and Senior year, coupled with mentoring workshops and access to MICA's network of resources.  Take a look inside the program

The ADCAP program is made possible by generous support from the Jacques & Natasha Gelman Foundation, whose mission is to provide support for emerging visual artists and the arts.

Questions? Call the Office of Open Studies


Open Studies Offices 1229 W. Mount Royal Ave. Baltimore, MD 21217