Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Humanistic Studies (Major)

Our Humanistic Studies major has been carefully crafted to help you create a conceptual and critical framework for inquiry into art and design.

This integrated major fully combines in-depth coursework in academics and studio to prepare practicing artists who will contribute to our culture as creators and thinkers.

Program Overview

Under the guidance of an impressive faculty of scholar-teachers, you gain first-rate liberal arts education and build a depth of understanding in such areas as philosophy and ethics or social sciences and political history, while pursuing advanced artistic investigations in a studio major.

In four years, you will complete all requirements for a B.F.A. in a studio discipline simultaneously with a challenging liberal arts major in Humanistic Studies, allowing you to begin graduate study a year earlier than 5-year B.A./B.F.A. programs.

Personalize Your Major

Through electives, you can personalize your major, build a wealth of knowledge in subjects that will complement your artmaking.

If you are interested in illustration, you may focus on creative writing, or a painter might focus on philosophy. And if your studio component is photography, you might focus your liberal arts study on social and political history. The possibilities are almost endless.

Humanistic Studies Department Contacts

Mike Sizer, Chair

Location

Bunting Center Fourth Floor, Room 419

Jeanette Gerrity Gomez, Assistant Chair

Location

Bunting Center, Fourth Floor, Room 408

Amber Eve Anderson, Administrative Coordinator

Location

Bunting Center, Fourth Floor, Room 403

Core Curriculum

Humanistic Studies Core Curriculum

All students at MICA encounter the Humanistic Studies department as part of their degree plans. First-year students all take HMST 101 Critical Inquiry, and students may also be placed into Academic Writing Workshops to support the development of their college-level writing and research abilities.

Photo by Akea Brown
Artwork by Kazi Rayhan
Human Mannequins by Miqueala Hernandez
Artwork by Kazi Rayhan
Photo by Akea Brown

Dee

Artist
Akea Brown
Date
2018
Medium
Photography
Artwork by Kazi Rayhan

Untitled

Artist
Kazi Rayhan
Date
2017
Credit

Christopher Myers

Human Mannequins by Miqueala Hernandez

Human Mannequins

Artist
Miqueala Hernandez
Credit

Justin Tsucalas

Artwork by Kazi Rayhan

Untitled

Artist
Kazi Rayhan
Date
2017
Credit

Christopher Myers

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