Office of Open Studies

Fall 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates

Fall 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates: as of July 28, 2022

The office of Open Studies administers a broad range of academic programs. Below you will find the FAQs of the non-degree youth and adult programs listed below. 

- Young People’s Studios (YPS) 
- High School Studios (HSS) 
- Art and Design College Accelerator Program (ADCAP)
- PreCollege (PC)
- Community Education (CE)
- Professional Practice (PP)

FAQs for each program are listed below.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to openstudies@mica.edu or 410-225-2219.

MICA’s modified Operational Mode 5 begins the transition toward a flexible guidance model that allows for temporary adjustments based on evolving public health conditions and science-driven decision-making. This operational mode goes in effect on: May 23, 2022.

General Campus: MICA's Campus is open to MICA students, staff, faculty, and members of the  public.

Health and Safety: Vaccinations: Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations, including appropriate boosters, are required for all community members. This includes staff, faculty, and all students.  Only exemptions for medical and religious beliefs are permitted.

Masking: Indoor/outdoor masking is optional in all situations.  MICA remains a mask supportive and mask-friendly environment.  Anyone who wishes to wear a mask should feel comfortable doing so and will be fully supported by the College in their choice. 

Conduct: All members of the MICA community are expected to adhere to the guidelines of the Operational Mode 5 Social Agreement.

Where will the classes be held?

In person YPS Saturday classes will be held on campus in MICAs Fox Building and at The Ward Center for the Arts at The St. Paul’s Schools in Brooklandville, MD. 

 

Click here to view a map in Google Maps of the Fall 2022 offerings at MICA and at The St. Paul’s Schools.

 

Click here to view an overview of The St. Paul’s Schools campus Map.

 

Online YPS classes will be held via zoom. Students will utilize the same zoom link for each class. Zoom information will be provided once enrolled.

 

When will registration open?

Saturday class registrations will open on August 1. Visit openstudies.mica.edu/youth-classes to learn more.

 

What are the dates?

First day of class begins on Saturday, September 17, 2022 and runs through Saturday, November 19, 2022. 

 

I’m interested in taking a class in-person. What are the COVID-related guidelines?

We’re excited to welcome you back to campus. We are currently in Operational Mode 5 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 5 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email. Masks are encouraged, but optional.

 

I’m enrolled in an in person YPS class. What should I bring? Are materials included?

We recommend that students wear a smock or clothes that can get messy! Materials will be provided for in person learning. Students should also bring a personal water bottle, wear a mask and bring an extra with a zip lock bag. 

 

Will financial assistance or payment plans be available for courses?
Payment plans are available for all  courses. If you are interested in setting up a payment plan, contact the Office of Open Studies for more information: openstudies@mica.edu or 410-225-2219.

If you are interested in being considered for a financial need scholarship to attend YPS, visit https://www.mica.edu/ypsscholarship 

 

What is your refund policy? 

You may request a full refund before the start of the second  class, if you are not satisfied with the course offering. Submit a written request to openstudies@mica.edu including your full name and course information.

 

Inclement Weather Policy 

 

In the event that the MICA campus or The St. Paul’s Schools’ Campus is closed due to inclement weather, please note refunds will not be issued for any weather related closures, including but not limited to snow, storms, and power outages.

How do I apply for the Fall 2022 cycle?

Baltimore City residents entering 10th grade in Fall 2022 are eligible to apply. Visit mica.edu/adcap to learn more. The application deadline is on September 9, 2022.

 

What are the dates for Summer 2023 PreCollege?
Additional information will be shared in early Fall 2022. Applications for PreCollege 2023 will open on November 1, 2022.

Where can I view a sample schedule of the PreCollege experience?

Visit mica.edu/precollege 

 

Will students earn college credit? 

Yes. Students who earn a C or higher in their Pre-College course will receive college credits. MICA accepts these credits should the student attend Undergraduate Studies at MICA. All other institutions are subject to their individual approval process.

What time zone will classes be held?

All course times will be held during Eastern Standard Time (EST). 

 

When do applications open and close?

 

PreCollege application opens on November 1, 2022 and closes on April 30, 2023.

What do I need to include with the application? 

6 portfolio pieces

Unofficial High School Transcript (PDF) 

 

How do I apply for a scholarship to attend PreCollege? 

 

Any student interested in being considered for need based financial assistance, or merit scholarship can select this option as part of the general application. Please note anyone requesting need based financial assistance will need to include additional documentation.

Inclement Weather Policy 

 

In the event that the MICA campus is closed due to inclement weather, please note refunds will not be issued for any weather related closures, including but not limited to snow, storms, and power outages.

When will courses be announced?

Fall 2022 Community Education and Professional Practice will be announced on August 1. Visit openstudies.mica.edu/adult-courses to learn more.

How will I access the software needed for the class?

Once enrolled, you will receive a MICA email with a link to your Getting Started Guide. Please check the email that you used to register for the course or workshop.

To note: The email you receive once you are enrolled will also include login instructions to access tools and software necessary for your class such as Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Google Drive.

 

I'm interested in taking a class in-person. What are the COVID-19 related guidelines?

 

 We are currently in Operational Mode 5 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 5 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email. Masks are encouraged, but not required.

 

I’m not sure if this class is for me. Can I talk to someone?

Contact the Office of Open Studies at (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu 

 

How will I interact with classmates if I choose an online course?

Classes will be held synchronously via Zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

 

I am registering for a Community Education course. How will I get my materials?

A materials list is included in the Getting Started Guide (PDF) once you are registered and enrolled in the course. Materials will also be available to purchase through the MICA Art Store at https://shop.mica.edu/art-supplies/.

 

I see this course is for credit. What’s this for?

Students enrolled in this course also receive non-degree credits. Some teachers may be able to apply these credits towards renewals of teaching certifications.

 

What time zone are the courses held in? 

All courses and workshops are scheduled for an EST time zone.

 

Will I be on zoom the entire time during my online class?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class. 

 

Are payment plans available?

 

Payment plans are available. Please contact the Office of Open Studies for more information and to set this up: (410) 225-2219 or openstudies@mica.edu

 

What if I need to drop the class, how can I get a refund?

Please fill out this form to drop the course you are enrolled in and then submit a written request for a refund to openstudies@mica.edu including your full name and course information before the start of the second class.