Experience one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for rising high school junior and senior artists and designers.

MICA’s PreCollege Art & Design Residency Program offers rising high school juniors and seniors college- level art experience. Take part in a transformative experience with creative-minded peers, and learn new skills that help you explore the “why” behind your art. As a junior or senior, you can earn up to three college credits through this program.

PreCollege focuses on academic rigor and personal creative growth, as well as experience practicing with a college level curriculum. The program is a combination of live instruction, independent studio time, and a variety of community events, workshops and artist talks. Students will receive ongoing support and feedback from MICA faculty and Undergraduate teaching assistants, as well as build a community of peer support through critiques and collaboration. 

Summer 2022 Dates:

In person:
2-week option: June 25 - July 9
Cost: $2,810
(1 college credit)
3-week option: July 10 - July 30
Cost: $4,050
(2 college credits)
5-week option: June 25 - July 30
Cost: $6,300
(3 college credits)

Online:
4-weeks: July 5 - July 29
Cost: $3,990
(2 college credits)

Applications are now open. Click here to apply!

We Welcome International PreCollege Students!

We’re excited to have you on campus, and introduce you to Baltimore, Maryland, virtually. We anticipate a fun and exciting program, filled with culture, community, and exploration as we help you to build your portfolio and prepare you for what it’s like to attend and study at an art & design school. If you have any questions regarding language proficiency test scores, temporary health insurance, or next steps, please contact our office at precollege@mica.edu or call us at (410) 225-2219.

A group of students huddles around a computer in a Game Design classroom.
A group of students eating lunch in the Meyerhoff dining hall.
Students view artwork on a large screen. A faculty member sits at the front of the class.
A group of students huddles around a computer in a Game Design classroom.

Pre-college students at a Game Design class in Dolphin

Credit

Justin Tuscalas

A group of students eating lunch in the Meyerhoff dining hall.

Pre-college students eating lunch in Meyerhoff

Credit

Colby Ware

Students view artwork on a large screen. A faculty member sits at the front of the class.

Pre-college classroom

Credit

Justin Tsucalas

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