Maryland Institute College of Art


Admission requirements:

 1. Graduate Admission Application Form: Completed and Submitted Online via 2. Curriculum Vitae/Resume 3. Curatorial Practice (MFA) Written Requirements  A. Statement of Intent - In 500-700 words, applicants to the Curatorial Practice (MFA) should write a statement of intent describing their goals, aspirations and objectives for their studies in the program. B. Preparation Essay - In 500-700 words, applicants to the Curatorial Practice (MFA) should write an essay documenting their preparation for and/or collaborative experiences with curatorial practice and audience engagement. Include reflections, assessment and application of outcomes to the field. C. Writing Samples - (optional) Applicants to the Curatorial Practice (MFA) may submit previously written/published writing samples if available. Writing samples may include: envisioned and/or realized curatorial proposals, published articles, critical reviews and curator statements. Applicants should also submit hardcopy samples of relevant publications such as brochures, catalogs and/or gallery guides if available. 4. Three (3) Letters of RecommendationRecommendations are submitted online via SlideRoom. 5. Proof of Degree or EquivalentPlease send transcripts from ALL post-secondary intituations attended. Submit transcripts in sealed, institution-issued envelopes to the Office of Graduate Admission. 6. Curatorial Practice (MFA) Portfolio RequirementAll portfolio materials are submitted online at Applicants to the Curatorial Practice (MFA) should submit 18-20 digital images or time-based media for review. The portfolio may include: documentation of studio practice, curatorial projects and/or community-based work. Applicants are encouraged, where relevant, to use the notes section of to describe each portfolio item's relevance to the planned course of study in curatorial practice. Additional submission and technical information can be found on SlideRoom. 7. $70 Application FeePayable online via credit card during the application submission stage. 8. Additional Requirements for International ApplicantsA. Proof of English language proficiency. If your native language is not English you must demonstrate proof of English language proficiency to gain full admission. MICA requires a score result on The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) of at least 550 PBT (paper based test), or equivalent 213 CBT (computer-based test), or 80 IBT (internet based test). MICA also accepts a band score of at least 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). MICA's institution code is 5399. Note: International applicants who have received a 2, 3 or 4-year degree or diploma from an English-language institution are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. A transcript from the English-language institution will be accepted in lieu of a TOEFL or IELTS score. B. Certified translations of all documents. Diplomas, transcripts, financial statements, and letters of recommendation must be submitted with certified English translations 

What you have to submit in order to apply:

  Graduate Admission Application Form: Completed and Submitted Online via

What degree will you earn/need

  It offers courses that lead to bachelor of fine arts, Master of Arts, Masters of fine Arts and Master of professional studies degrees.

•How much is the tuition/rank/income

 Total One Academic Year CostAll Residents: $49,690Cost ItemizationTuition for all Residents: $36,170Room and Board: $10,770Books and Supplies: $1,450Other Fees: $1,300

Possible financial aid/tuition reimbursement

Each year approximately 65 percent of our full-time students receive financial assistance from many different programs.

A quote from someone about your major/occupation

Jason Welils on painting, " This is one of the best programs here that this school has to offer! "

•Campus sports, or other activities you maybe in interested in

         Ballet club_Belly dancing club_Boxing night_Hip hop club_MICA bike share_MICA exercise initiative_MICA fit_MICA outdoors club