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The Maryland Institute College of Art

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If you like to take 55k a year and flush it down the toilet MICA is the PERFECT place for you. in all honesty i regret going back for a second year. I come from a working middle class family. my family has worked for every dime they have ever made, I'm going to this school for half price and still have massive debt for when i graduate. you may ask your self why I'm telling you about my finical background? Why? because 99% of micas population is a bunch of arrogant self righteous rich kids that want to be a "starving artist" aka live off of mommy and daddys trust fund. me being middle of the road girl I'm looked down upon for wanting to be in the work force (art teacher, art therapist), to the rest of micas student body I'm seen as taking the "easy way out" I'm nothing but a joke to them because apparently that makes me less of an artist. as for micas student body i think i could write a novel on how nasty they are, if you've ever seen the movie mean girls that is mica in a nut shell, except Regina George is wearing free people and smoking cigarets. if you don't agree with the rest of micas views you're basically just piece of shit, god forbid you EVER do the "norm" or be your own person. everyone will cry about how poor they are and how hard they have it but then go buy a pack of cigs and drive off in their nice leather interior BMW or Mercedes. there is no social scene you will spend every night smoking weed in your room alone or going to some bad party run buy some guy who will probably make fun of you once you leave. you're honestly better off staying home alone watching reruns on netflix.

Also for such a "prestigious" art school you think you would have a massive work load and hard critiques but instead its just pulling teeth to ever get anyone to speak in class. The faculty is most unhelpful and I'm convinced gives out grades based on opinion and I'm pretty sure I'm right ,they are all very talented but have no idea how to teach. if you actually want to LEARN in college you'll never learn anything at MICA. I've been here or two years and written 1 paper and taken 2 tests, i can't tell you one thing i have learned at mica. sure my art has gotten better but thats only because I've gotten older and i do it every day but i can't say I've actually learned anything useful to apply to the real world. in closing DONT GO TO ART SCHOOL if you want to BE AN ARIST, PRACTICE EVERY DAY YOU WILL GET BETTER. go to school and learn how to market yourself learn,love and prosper, be a business major and get yourself out there, if you honestly know art is your calling i beg of you to never waste a dime on art school, you'll loose touch of reality and get nothing out of it. everyone here feeds off of misery and anger. you're already an artist and none can take that from you and never doubt that even if you do make the mistake to go here. :)

2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
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Jul 26 2014Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
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Don't go here if you're not on full ride, don't go here if you don't love what you do. Those of you who are here because you love what you are learning at this school will loathe 90% of your peers, peers who need not try because they have nothing to lose by failing, mommy and daddy can pick up the slack, they have the money to do so. Grad school is a favorite option among mica undergrads because many students do not set themselves up for a real career at this school.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
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Campus Maintenance: A+, Scholastic Success: F
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Nov 11 2013Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
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When looking into MICA LOOK AT THE PRICE FIRST!!!! MICA is very pricey, mind you it is a great school and I loved it there but I had to transfer out because of the price after only one year there. They do not give out very good aid if you are lower middle class just an FYI there. Also do not go to MICA with out money saved up. Supplies (and yes you use all of them) are very expensive. Make sure your family can handle the burden financially.MICA is awweessooommmee the community is great do not stay all cooped up in your room get out and do stuff there is so much to do not just at MICA but in the city and surrounding towns. Also the faculty is just fantastic they are open and friendly but there are some who seem a tad self absorbed and some who pick clear favorites if you dont think you and your teach click then get a different teacher! it is not that difficult honestly. But beware of Rich B. he can be very un helpful but also at times helpful.. he has his moments.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
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Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: C-
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