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| MICA Photo Department was good. Liked the technical courses Zone System, Photo Studio, and Color photo. |
There are many positions (Gov and Contractors)in the Federal Goverment,Department of Defense and the Intellgency Community related to majors that MICA offers. Here are a few examples Photography, Photo Anaylsis, Printing, Web Design, Graphic Design, Historian, Display design ect.
I started a few weeks after graduating MICA at NASA in there Photolab. Have worked in the Gov/DOD photo/imagery field for 25+ years. Recently moved to Program Management of a DOD Microelectronics effort. I should have left MICA for RIT.
|Aug 25 2005|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |
| MICA has a great program in fine arts in all aspects. From super star faculty to some "super star" -so they think- students, it has many elements and potential to be a great school. Its faculty developed my ability to constructively criticize visual art and design. Students are serious -although some are just there for the ride, as any other program- and talented. Probably because of their extensive scholarship programs, and agressive recruitment they are able to get actually talented young artists.|
However, I honest have learned very little from its program. It offered really nothing to help me to prepared for the real world. Everyone thinks they'll be the Matthew Barney, when in reality it's not how that works. The career center lacks information on how to do to have a career in the arts, and what you can do wih your major, but only focuses on methods to promoting art work -for mid-career artists.
| Starting Job: Museum assistant, Preparedness: C-, Reputation: C- |
|Aug 17 2005|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |
| MICA is an excellent school where you education like so many schools- what you put in is what you get out. MICAns are some of the most talented and inspired students you will find on any campus once you peer through the veil of the artist stereotypes. You will be hard pressed to find a better group of classmates. Even employed in a field outside of my degree and major, I find ways to use the creativity inspired by the faculty, and classmates there. MICA fundamentally is a fine arts school. They will teach you the skills and discipline to achieve artistically, but the career developement is the weakest point of the program. In the discussion of 'selling out' and making money- which many counter culturists and artists think is equivalent to selling your soul. The school chooses not to focus on. Instead it tries to teach you as much as possible about skill and technique. It hopes that it students will find a way in their careers. Having said that, it is the only critique i can make about this great school. Mica has a lot to offer. |
|Aug 16 2005|| Alumnus Male --
Class 2000 |