MICA's Pre-College Art and Design Residency Program is an intensive college-level experience designed to help participants make the leap from thinking like high school art students to thinking like an artist.

All classes are college level, so be prepared to give the maximum time and effort both in and out of class. You must complete all curriculum units to receive college credit. 

Courses and course descriptions have been updated to reflect and accommodate remote learning offerings and settings.

Course Descriptions

Three-Week Session

All three-week session studio courses meet Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM (EST) through 4:30 PM (EST) in a combination of live sessions, demonstrations and then independent studio time. In the evenings & weekends, students participate in creative workshops and experience the local Baltimore artist community.

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Two-Week Session

All two-week session studio courses meet Monday through Friday from 10:30 AM (EST) through 4:30 PM (EST) in a combination of live sessions, demonstrations and then independent studio time. In the evenings & weekends, students participate in creative workshops and experience the local Baltimore artist community.

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Sample Weekly Schedule (all times are EST)
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10:30a - 11:30a Class Class Class Class Class
11:30a - 12p  Break Break Break Break Break
12p - 1p Breakroom Breakroom Breakroom Breakroom Breakroom Virtual Museum Tour Community Building Program
1p - 2p Breakroom Breakroom
2p - 2:30p Wellness Time Wellness Time Wellness Time Wellness Time Wellness Time Wellness Time Wellness Time
3p - 4:30p  Class Class Class Class Class Community Building Program Community Building Program
4:30p - 5p Visiting Artist/Lecture Visiting Artist/Lecture
7:30p - 8p Workshop Community Building Program Staff Artist/Designer Talks Workshop Community Building Program Game Night Coffee House
8p - 9:30p Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework Homework