Application Procedures + Deadlines

The application for PreCollege 2022 opens on November 1


MICA will accept applications on a rolling basis and respond with an admissions decision within four weeks of submission. Admitted applicants will then be informed of any additional requirements. Applications open on November 1, 2021.

Early Application Recommended

Due to the limited space in MICA's PreCollege Art and Design Residency Program, placement is competitive, and most spaces in the program fill prior to the final deadline. Early application is strongly recommended. Course placement is assigned based on a student's indicated preference, space availability as well as the strength of the student's portfolio.

We cannot guarantee that a student will be placed in their first-choice studio course. If the requested class is full, the student is notified as quickly as possible and is given the opportunity to select an alternate course.

 Incomplete applications will not be considered.


MICA's PreCollege Art and Design Residency Program is one of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities for young artists and designers. Learn with MICA expert faculty, visit working professionals, earn college credit, learn how to put together an application portfolio that stands out, and dramatically expand your creative skills.

PreCollege Residency, Summer 2022 Dates:

2-week option: June 25 - July 9
3-week option: July 10 - July 30
5-week option: June 25 - July 30


Cost for PreCollege, Summer 2022:   TBA 

Application Materials Required

Applicants must submit a complete application, including all forms and portfolio, online through Slideroom. Click the Apply Now button to begin your application. You will be prompted through the application process. The online application option includes all required forms, attachments, an opportunity to request financial assistance, and a non-refundable $50 application fee. Please note for 2021, we are not requiring students to submit a transcript due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Preparing Your Portfolio for Slideroom

The digital images submitted must fairly and accurately represent the applicant's work and not have been manipulated or altered. Each student must submit original works that have been created by herself or himself that do not infringe upon the intellectual property rights of any other individual or entity. If a student's work incorporates material, including but not limited to photographs, not created by the student, the student must include an additional copy of any and all such source material in his or her application as an additional attachment. Please make certain that you include the title, year, month, medium and size and description with your Slideroom submissions. 

Note: Please do not email, mail or fax portfolios. We cannot accept physical portfolios. We only accept portfolios and applications via Slideroom.