Maryland Institute College of Art
1300 W Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
United States

MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study.

Our innovative curriculum, well-equipped campus, and world-class faculty all have a single purpose: provide the education, experiences, and resources needed to prepare the artist and designers who will lead in the 21st century.

Because we believe in the vital role of art in society, we at Maryland Institute College of Art are dedicated to the education of professional artists and designers, and to the development of a collegiate environment conducive to the evolution of art and design.

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Courses offered by Maryland Institute College of Art

Ellen Lupton

Ellen Lupton is director of the Graphic Design MFA program at MICA (with Jennifer Cole Phillips), where she teaches courses in design history, theory, and studio practice. She also serves as Senior Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City. Recent exhibitions have included "Beauty—National Design Triennial" (curated with Andrea Lipps), "How Posters Work", "Beautiful Users", and "Graphic Design"—Now in Production (curated with Andrew Blauvelt). Lupton has edited and authored numerous books, including "Thinking with Type", "Graphic Design Thinking", "Type on Screen", and "Graphic Design: The New Basics" (with Jennifer Cole Phillips). She earned her BFA from The Cooper Union and her Doctorate in Communication Design from University of Baltimore.

Brockett Horne

Brockett Horne is a designer, educator, and writer. She serves as chair of Graphic Design at MICA, where she teaches fierce sophomores and daring juniors. She is a past National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar in Design History, has been exhibited and honored with multiple design awards, is a past Rotary International Scholar, and has work in the permanent collection of the RISD Museum of Art. Her creative work is inspired by a desire to encourage the spectator to learn while looking. She holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design.