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Illustration & Communication Design students

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is ranked in the Top 10 of US Colleges offering Master of Fine Arts programmes in the visual arts and is #3 in graphic design and #4 in painting/drawing (U.S. News & World Report). HAW Hamburg students have the opportunity to take classes in a wide variety of fields at an exceptionally high Level: Animation, Art History, Drawing, Graphic Design, Illustration, Painting, Photography, Printmaking. A particular highlight is the studio space for creating your own work - open to students 24/7. Collaboration between MICA and the HAW Hamburg has also begun between faculty with very successful workshops taking place in Hamburg and in Baltimore, coordinated by Professors Sven Vogel and Mark Sanders. 

Bachelor courses at MICA:

Art History
Graphic Design

Click on Course List on the lefthand side menu on the MICA pages for information about the classes.

Media Technology students

MICA also offers classes in Film & Video as well as Game Design. The Film and Video department is a diverse community of artists exploring various forms of the moving Image (16mm film, installation, documentary, narrative, and experimental Genres) all within the dynamic creative environment of one of America's top art colleges. MICA’s Film and Video undergraduate programme is housed in the College’s state-of-the art production facilities at the new Film Centre - a collaboration with Johns Hopkins's Film and Media Studies programme. The BFA in Game Design is built on MICA's highly successful studio concentration in game arts. Baltimore is positioned in a region with a wealth of gaming studios, educational institutions, medical centers, nonprofit organizations and government agencies, giving the game design programme access to a multitude of partners for collaborative classroom projects. (Text: MICA Website)

Bachelor courses at MICA:

Film & Video
Game Design

Click on Course List on the lefthand side menu on the MICA pages for information about the classes.

Ceramics, Fiber, Product Design & Sculpture

HAW Hamburg students who are looking to increase their knowledge in textiles or learn something new that the HAW Hamburg does not offer, such as ceramics or product design, can choose from a wide range of classes. Fiber students at MICA pursue both two- and three-dimensional approaches to the medium while gaining the technical skills needed to fully investigate the possibilities of textiles - from installation to wearables, and video to interactive performance. The ceramics major is a highly individualized programme that provides a Hands-on investigation of clay in its traditional and contemporary forms. (Text: MICA Website)

Bachelor courses at MICA:

Fiber (Textiles)
Product Design (in progress)

Click on Course List on the lefthand side menu on the MICA pages for information about the classes.

Life in Baltimore & at MICA

Baltimore offers tremendous art resources, including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Walters Art Museum, and a thriving art scene with both underground and nationally renowned galleries featuring the work of contemporary artists. In addition, our location offers easy access to the collections of the finest museums and galleries in the country. MICA offers regular bus trips to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. The city has the charm of a major city, but the neighborly feel of a town. There are all-night diners, avant-garde theatres, independent film festivals, ethnic restaurants, open-air concerts, gritty clubs and quirky coffeehouses. MICA is an urban university, set in 16 acres about 2.5 km from downtown. A special place are the Student Space Galleries; organized by a committee of MICA undergraduates: Its main purpose is to provide undergraduate students with an opportunity to exhibit their artwork on campus, but also to prepare students for a professional gallery experience. (Text: MICA Website).

Letzte Änderung: 03.12.18

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Location: Baltimore, Maryland
No. of students: 2,100

Top 10 of Master of Fine Arts programmes in the visual arts
#3 in Graphic Design
#3 Sculpture
#4 in Painting/Drawing
(U.S. News & World Report)

DAAD Sprachzertifikat
Students should take a language test at Hamburg School of English (mehr)

MICA offers on-campus housing, but generally exchange students from Hamburg flat-share off-campus.
On-campus/off-campus housing

Semester dates:
The semester generally starts at the end of August. Here is the academic calendar for MICA

To apply to MICA you must be nominated by the HAW Hamburg. Application period: November - 6. January. If you are selected you then apply here