August 2014 Graduate Student Orientation at MICA will take place on Tuesday, August 26th and Wednesday, August 27th at the Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies, 131 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Additional mandatory programming for international graduate students (F1 Visa) will take place Thursday, August 28th.
A complete schedule of orientation activities for the week of August 25th will be posted shortly. Orientation activities are mandatory for all incoming students.
*PLEASE NOTE: Parking is limited around Lazarus Center, with some on-street metered parking. Consider parking at the Mt. Royal Station Lot, located at 1400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD, 21201.
2014 Fall Orientation Schedule at a Glance
Directions to Fred Lazarus IV Center for Graduate Studies
Create your Student ID for the MICARD Challenge!
Do you want to win a $50 gift certificate to the MICA College Store and avoid long lines during Orientation?
How do I win?
Submit your digital photo for your MICARD (your student identification card) by Friday, August 2nd! And you will be entered in a drawing to win.
How do I submit my digital photo?
1) your full name
2) undergraduate or graduate student classification
3) where you will be living (i.e., Mt. Royal Apartments, Gateway or Off-Campus)
4) your date of birth
When will I know if I won?
The lucky winner will be announced at Orientation
Registering for Classes
The Office of Graduate Studies is available to assist you in the enrollment process. Contact Erin Jakowski, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 410.225.5274 with questions or issues. You should also contact your graduate director for advice or direction regarding course selection.
Students in the Teaching, MA (MAT) and Community Arts, MFA programs should contact Kate Faulstich, email@example.com / 410.225.2297 with enrollment inquiries.
Ongoing through Summer
Post-Baccalaureate Fine Art - Your director (Bill Schmidt) will contact students shortly to identify appropriate coursework. Once advised, the Office of Graduate Studies will be notified to release your registration hold to allow you to register online through your Student Service Center.
Teaching, MA (Incoming 2 Year Track) - Your director (Shyla Rao) will contact all incoming 2 year track MAT students to identify appropriate coursework. Once advised, students will be enabled to enroll online.
Registration Guides and Forms
Questions on how to log in to your Student Service Center? Follow these Registration Instructions to access your account and register online.
Graduate Registration Guides contain required coursework information as well as elective course recommendations customized for each graduate program. Please take a moment to refer to your program's registration guide before registering for your Fall courses. MAT and Community Arts, MFA students do not have registration guides below but instead will be advised through their director.
Registration Permission Forms - Graduate students can enroll directly for graduate courses through MICA's online Student Service Center. To enroll in an undergraduate course (400 level and below) with prerequisites or enrollment restrictions - you will need approval from the course instructor. Check to see if the course has open seats. If so, email the instructor (typically, first letter of first name + last firstname.lastname@example.org). Forward the approval email from the instructor to Erin Jakowski, Associate Dean, email@example.com, to complete the process.
Baltimore Student Exchange Forms - Students may take graduate level liberal arts or studio courses offered through Johns Hopkins University or the University of Baltimore through the Baltimore Student Exchange program. Professional internships may also be substituted for course credit with permission from your program director. Please NOTE: MICA student are eligible to take courses through the JHU Krieger School of Arts and Sciences only.
View the Fall 2014 full schedule of courses offered at MICA.