Offices & Divisions

Office of Open Studies

MICA Open Studies is helping to define the Maryland Institute College of Art as a 21st-century leader in the education of artists and designers.

The Open Studies office serves as a center of entrepreneurship, a place for enhancing community education and professional practice, and an access point where design, technology, and commerce converge. Whether you are looking for a fine arts studio course, a credit-bearing class, arts-based travel experiences, opportunities for youth, or professional graduate programs, MICA Open Studies keeps the world's door to MICA open.

Each semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer), MICA offers undergraduates and lifelong learners opportunities to take courses in various areas of study including fine arts, design, art history and the humanities through our Community Education, Professional Practice, and Undergraduate Classes.

Community Education

Through Community Education courses, taught by MICA’s excellent faculty, adult artists can build skills and develop confidence in a variety of fine art disciplines. Introductory courses provide the foundation for learning techniques and concepts while advanced courses encourage students to further explore their creativity.

A preview of our Fall 2019 Community Education courses include:

Click here to see the full list of courses & to register for a Fall Community Education Course

Professional Practice

Design professionals can advance their knowledge through MICA’s Professional Practice courses in the areas of graphic design, web design, advertising, and creative entrepreneurship. Real-world issues are discussed and innovative projects are assigned to provide a well-rounded, meaningful experience aimed at preparing students for challenges that are faced in art and design careers.

A preview of our Fall 2019 Professional Practice courses include:

Click here to see the full list of courses & to register for a Fall Professional Practice Course

Undergraduate Classes

Each summer, the Undergraduate courses are designated as three-credit classes and are open to MICA undergraduates and all serious-minded students, including community education students.

Open Studies Fall 2019 Catalog

Art + Design Classes for Adults, Teens, and Children

MICA Open Studies offers a rich and varied schedule for anyone interested in pursuing the study of art and design at MICA. Download our Open Studies Catalog (PDF) to explore our course offerings.

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Office of Open Studies


1229 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217