Office of Open Studies

Spring 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates

Spring 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates: as of November 17, 2021:

The office of Open Studies administers a broad range of academic programs. The programs listed below will be have programming and related application openings from November 2021 through April  2022 time frame:

- Young People’s Studios (YPS) 
- Art and Design College Accelerator Program
(ADCAP): Application opens February 1, 2022
- PreCollege (PC): Application deadline April 30, 2022
- Community Education (CE)
- Professional Practice (PP)
- MA/MBA in Design Leadership (MAMBA)
- MPS Programs: Business of Art and Design, Data Analytics and Visualization, UX Design, and Product Management

FAQs for each program are listed below.

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

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 MICAs campus Map. Fox Building is #11. 

Click here to view 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?

YPS Saturday class registrations are open for registration! Visit openstudies.mica.edu/youth-classes to learn more.

 

What are the dates?

The first day of class begins on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and runs through Saturday, April 2, 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 4 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 4 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email.

What are MICA’s current cleaning protocols? 

Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols due to the pandemic that are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for higher education institutions, including a focus on high-touch areas and sanitizing frequency. EPA N-List antimicrobial products for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are being utilized such as: 

SOP Green Klean Chlorinated Disinfectant 

Clarion25 with Microban cleaning solvent 

Floor wax which contains Microban with Clarion25 

Microban Professional kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and provides up to 24 hours of protection from bacteria growth — even after multiple touches. Areas that are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by Facilities Management include public areas, restrooms, stairs, railings, elevators, door handles, office corridors, conference rooms (public), classrooms, lobbies, kitchenettes (not including appliance interiors, utensils and dishes). Departments/individuals are responsible for cleaning: studio lab equipment, office interiors (furniture, display boards) and personal items (computers, screens, phones). Updated: August 23, 2021

 

How will I access the software needed for the online 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 class.

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

 

I’m enrolled in an online class. How will I interact with classmates?

Online classes will be held synchronously via zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

 

Will I be on zoom the entire time?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class. View Zoom’s Children’s Educational Privacy Settings here

 

I’m enrolled in an online YPS class. How will I get my materials kit? 

Students registered and enrolled in YPS online will receive materials kits in the mail (to the shipping address the student used to register). Material kits will ship 1 to 2 weeks before the start of YPS. Please understand that the mail may be delayed due to Covid-19 related issues, and we appreciate your patience as we work to get you materials. We recommend early registration for this reason. Please note, material kits cannot be mailed to international addresses.

 

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.

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 opens on February 1, 2022.

What are the dates for Summer 2022 PreCollege?
2 Week Program: June 18 - July 2, 2022 (1 credit) 

3 Week Program: July 3 - July 23, 2022 (2 credit) 

5 Week Program: June 18 - July 23, 2022 (3 credit)

 

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 PreCollege 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 in?

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

 

When do applications open and close?

PreCollege application opens on November 1, 2021, and closes on April 30, 2022. 

 

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. 

 

How can I get a refund?

Submit a written request to precollege@mica.edu including your full name and course information.

When is the deadline to submit the final payment or set up a payment plan?

 

The deadline for final payment is May 15, 2022. Please contact the Office of Open Studies to set up a payment plan at (410) 225-2219.

When will courses be announced?

Spring 2022 Community Education and Professional Practice are now open for registration! 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 Student 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’re excited to welcome you back to campus. We are currently in Operational Mode 4 to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable educational experience with MICA. See Operational Mode 4 webpage for more information; this info will also be included in the Getting Started Guide with your registration confirmation email.

What are MICA’s current cleaning protocols? 

Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols due to the pandemic that are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for higher education institutions, including a focus on high-touch areas and sanitizing frequency. EPA N-List antimicrobial products for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are being utilized such as: 

SOP Green Klean Chlorinated Disinfectant 

Clarion25 with Microban cleaning solvent 

Floor wax which contains Microban with Clarion25 

Microban Professional kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and provides up to 24 hours of protection from bacteria growth — even after multiple touches. Areas that are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by Facilities Management include public areas, restrooms, stairs, railings, elevators, door handles, office corridors, conference rooms (public), classrooms, lobbies, kitchenettes (not including appliance interiors, utensils and dishes). Departments/individuals are responsible for cleaning: studio lab equipment, office interiors (furniture, display boards) and personal items (computers, screens, phones). Updated: August 23, 2021

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 Student Welcome Guide (PDF) once a student is 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

 

Can I use tuition remission for online courses?

If you are a MICA employee please contact HR to confirm eligibility: humanresources@mica.edu or visit this link for more information: https://assets.mica.edu/files/resources/tuition-remission-form.pdf

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.

We will continue in-person classes for Spring 2022. Please contact your Academic Advisor for the most up-to-date information.

JHU: Adaria Sogbor - asogbor1@jhu.edu

MICA: Dan Sipzner - dsipzner@mica.edu

What are MICA’s current cleaning protocols? 

Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols due to the pandemic that are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for higher education institutions, including a focus on high-touch areas and sanitizing frequency. EPA N-List antimicrobial products for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are being utilized such as: 

SOP Green Klean Chlorinated Disinfectant 

Clarion25 with Microban cleaning solvent 

Floor wax which contains Microban with Clarion25 

 

Microban Professional kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and provides up to 24 hours of protection from bacteria growth — even after multiple touches. Areas that are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by Facilities Management include public areas, restrooms, stairs, railings, elevators, door handles, office corridors, conference rooms (public), classrooms, lobbies, kitchenettes (not including appliance interiors, utensils and dishes). Departments/individuals are responsible for cleaning: studio lab equipment, office interiors (furniture, display boards) and personal items (computers, screens, phones). Updated: August 23, 2021

Where will the Spring 2022 residency be held?

MPS students who started in the Fall 2021 - your residency will be held in person from March 10 - 13, 2022. Please contact Dashielle Horn for more detailed information: dhorn01@mica.edu

What are MICA’s current cleaning protocols? 

Facilities Management has implemented enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols due to the pandemic that are consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for higher education institutions, including a focus on high-touch areas and sanitizing frequency. EPA N-List antimicrobial products for use against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) are being utilized such as: 

SOP Green Klean Chlorinated Disinfectant 

Clarion25 with Microban cleaning solvent 

Floor wax which contains Microban with Clarion25 

Microban Professional kills 99.9% of bacteria in just 60 seconds and provides up to 24 hours of protection from bacteria growth — even after multiple touches. Areas that are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized by Facilities Management include public areas, restrooms, stairs, railings, elevators, door handles, office corridors, conference rooms (public), classrooms, lobbies, kitchenettes (not including appliance interiors, utensils and dishes). Departments/individuals are responsible for cleaning: studio lab equipment, office interiors (furniture, display boards) and personal items (computers, screens, phones). Updated: August 23, 2021