Bring creativity and innovation to your professional life.

Innovation comes from people who use imagination and creativity to solve complex problems. Creative problem solving and frameworks like design thinking are the groundwork for individual creative skills.

MICA offers courses and workshops in graphic design, mobile advertising and design, software tools such as the Adobe Creative Suite, and introductory business classes exclusively for professionals seeking high-level continuing education taught by accomplished designers, creative directors, and businesspeople.

A wide range of fine arts and design courses include classes and workshops in drawing, painting, photography, graphic design, and web design.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

MICA has made the decision to cancel Community Education, Professional Practice, YPS, and ADCAP classes through the end of the spring term effective March 13, 2020. The online Professional Practice course, Information Visualization Basics will not be cancelled.  

For those enrolled in a Spring Community Education, Professional Practice, or YPS course , our office will provide you with a refund for the balance of your tuition or you may opt for a 50% discount for a Fall 2020 Community Education, Professional Practice or YPS course.  

Please let us know if you would prefer a refund or a discount on a fall class by emailing us at

  • 1.  Your name.
  • 2.  The name/s of the classes in which you are enrolled.

This decision is for the spring term only.   As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly evolve, MICA remains vigilant in monitoring updates and implementing measures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and has created this webpage to provide information and resources, copies of official campus memos and details about preventative measures the College is taking. Thank you for entrusting us with your ongoing education.  We hope you remain safe and healthy during these uncertain times. 

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Open Studies at

A preview of our Summer 2020 Professional Practice workshop and courses include:

  • Video Editing for Social Media This two-day workshop will cover the best practices for video editing using Adobe Premiere. The class will cover formats, combine images, video clips, telling a short story, special effects, and how to combine type and sound successfully. Saturdays: August 1 & 8 / 10:00a - 4:00p 
  • Information Visualization Basics This ONLINE course will explore the types of powerful, data-driven visual narratives that are rising in demand across industries. Students will be introduced to “big data” and various design strategies to effectively distill complex information through a compelling visual narrative. Tuesdays: starting June 2 / 7:30p - 10:00p 

View the full course list

Open Studies Summer 2020 Catalog

Art + Design Classes for Adults

MICA Open Studies offers a rich and varied schedule for anyone interested in pursuing the study of art and design at MICA. Download our Open Studies Catalog (PDF) to explore our course offerings.

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Office of Open Studies


1229 Mount Royal Avenue Baltimore, MD 21217