Office of Open Studies

Professional Education

Make creativity your career move.

Learn an in-demand skill or go for your Master’s.

MICA Open Studies offers degree and non-degree programs designed for busy schedules:
- Boost your resume with in-demand skills taught by experienced instructors, earn credits, or
- Pursue your Master’s alongside other creative, motivated individuals without taking time off work

Our innovative degree and non-degree programs are outcome-driven, rigorous, and include interactive critique and feedback.

Advance Your Career

Professional Practice

Learn an in-demand skill without taking time off work. MICA offers non-degree courses and workshops in graphic design, mobile advertising and design, software tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite, and introductory business classes exclusively for professionals seeking high-level continuing education taught by accomplished designers, creative directors, and businesspeople.

Online Master of Professional Studies

MPS Degrees

Students seeking an advanced degree can choose between four fully online MPS programs in UX Design, Business of Art and Design, and Data Analytics and Visualization.


Design Leadership

In the Design Leadership MA/MBA, you’ll master creative approaches to strategic decision-making while also learning how to apply these skills to complex management challenges and business opportunities. Earn two degrees from two world-renowned institutions at the same time for less money and in less time—a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Art (MA) from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).