Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is one of the top visual arts colleges in the United States. It is the first art college in the United States to make a commitment to building an institutional infrastructure for research in the visual arts and design.

The College offers programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses.

Maryland Institute College of Art is fully accredited by the Middle State Association of College & Schools Commission on Higher Education. The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, East Coast Art School Association and Maryland Independent College & University Association.

Ranking Profile:

- U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Graduate Schools 2012 edition lists MICA's Master of Fine Arts programs as No. 4 in the nation. In addition, MICA is ranked No. 4 in painting/drawing, No. 6 in graphic design and No. 7 in sculpture in the specialty rankings.

- It was named in the 2009 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

- The Master of Fine Arts programs were ranked among the top 4 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its “Best Graduate Schools” edition, released on March 26, 2008. In addition MICA was ranked 4th in painting/ drawing, 6th in graphic design, 7th in sculpture, 12th in multimedia/visual communications, and 15th in photography in the specialty rankings.

- In 2008, MICA was ranked No. 1 in the nation among specialty schools as a producer of Fulbright Scholars by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

- In 2007, it was listed among the top 25 design schools by ID Magazine.

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