Office of Open Studies

Spring 2023 FAQs

Below you will find the FAQs. Updated on November 2, 2022

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) and High School Studios (HSS) 
- PreCollege: Application deadline April 30, 2023
- Art and Design College Accelerator Program (ADCAP)
: Application opens February 1, 2023
- Community Education (CE) and Professional Practice (PP)

Any additional questions 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 a map in Google Maps of the Spring 2023 offerings at MICA and at The St. Paul’s Schools.

 

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

 

How do I register for a class?

Visit openstudies.mica.edu/youth-classes

 

What are the dates?

First day of class begins on Saturday, January 28, 2023 and runs through Saturday, April 1, 2023. 

 

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

We are 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 or HSS, 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 2023 cycle?

Baltimore City residents entering 10th grade in Fall 2023 are eligible to apply. Visit mica.edu/adcap to learn more. The application opens on February 1, 2023 and closes in early September 2023.

How do I register for a course or workshop?

Visit openstudies.mica.edu/youth-classes

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 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

 

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:

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.