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. 

Each semester (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer), MICA provides a wide range of community fine arts and design courses, professional development opportunities, young people's programs, and art-based travel experiences.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

MICA's Office of Open Studies has made the decision to continue to offer all programming remotely in the following areas: Community Education, Professional Practice, YPS, and ADCAP courses through the end of the Fall 2020 term. 

 As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve, MICA remains vigilant in monitoring updates and implementing measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has created this webpage to provide information and resources, copies of official campus memos and details about preventative measures the College is taking. Thank you for entrusting us with your ongoing education.  We hope you remain safe and healthy during these uncertain times. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Open Studies at

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.

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.

Undergraduate Classes

Each winter & 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.

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Office of Open Studies


1229 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217