Office of Open Studies

Summer 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates

Summer 2022 Open Studies Programming Updates: as of May 12, 2022

The office of Open Studies administers a broad range of academic programs. The non-degree programs listed below will have programming running from May 2022 through August 2022:

- Young People’s Studios Summer Art Camp (YPS) 
- High School Studios Summer Art Camp (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 summer art camp classes will be held Monday - Friday on campus on campus in MICAs Fox Building and at The Ward Center for the Arts at The St. Paul’s Schools in Brooklandville, MD. Middle school and high school students also have the option of taking a select number of classes online via zoom. Students will utilize the same zoom link for each class. Zoom information will be provided once enrolled.

 

Click here to view MICAs campus Map. Fox Building is #11. 

 

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

 

When will registration open?

Summer Art Camp registrations will open in early March. Visit openstudies.mica.edu/youth-classes to learn more and register. 

 

You can also check out mica.edu/artcamp for a high-level overview of session dates, costs, and times.

 

What is a session?

A session consists of one full week or two full weeks of classes, held Monday - Friday. Each session provides a morning or afternoon class option.


Early and late sessions consist of 1-week of all day class.

Sessions 1, 2, and 3 consist of 2-weeks of classes with morning and/or afternoon options.

What are the dates?

To view the session dates, please visit mica.edu/artcamp.

 

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. 

 

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 for 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. Most classes incorporate a mix of instructor-led discussion, critique and independent work time. 

 

View Zoom’s Children’s Educational Privacy Settings here.

 

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

Students registered and enrolled in an online class 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 each session. 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 class. What should I bring? Are materials included?

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

What are the dates for Summer 2022 PreCollege?
We will be offering in-person and online options for students interested in attending
PreCollege 2022.


In Person Dates:

2-week program: June 25 - July 9, 2022 (1 credit) 

3-week program: July 10 - July 30, 2022 (2 credits) 

5-week program: June 25 - July 30, 2022 (3 credits) 

 

Online Dates:
4-week online program: July 5 - July 29, 2022 (2 credits)

 

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

Visit https://www.mica.edu/non-degree-learning-opportunities/programs-for-youth/programs-for-teens/summer-pre-college-program/curriculum/ 


I’m interested in attending the 4-week online program. 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. Most classes incorporate a mix of instructor-led discussion, critique and independent work time. 

 

View Zoom’s Children’s Educational Privacy Settings here.



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?

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

 

When do applications open and close?

Pre-College 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.

 

How do I apply for the Fall 2022 cycle?

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.

When will courses be announced?

Summer 2022 Community Education and Professional Education will open for registration in early March. 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.

 

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.