Maryland Institute College of Art is a four-year private school located in Baltimore, Maryland. MICA, founded in 1826, is one of the first and oldest art colleges in the United States. The art and design college was originally named Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts.
Maryland Institute College of Art offers certificates of completion, bachelor’s degrees, post baccalaureate certificates, and master’s degrees. Programs of study lead to receiving the bachelor of fine arts (BFA), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degrees, and Master of Professional Studies Degrees (MPS). Some graduate programs are offered in online or low-residency formats.