|Students who got into MICA say:|
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MICA is not looking for "talent" or "ability." MICA is looking for thought and inspiration and progressive ideas. The first thing you will learn in your first year at MICA is that your ability to draw like a photograph does not mean a single thing if there is no idea behind the drawing.
| Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc|
| Apr 12 2010 |
If you are a SERIOUS artist looking for a college and have any questions or would like advice, don't hesitate to contact me.
Just made a diverse portfolio with paintings, drawings, etc and took excellent slides of my artwork. Do some abstract worth mixed with realism.
Not much. I applied at the last minute by the advice of my design teacher, who actually said to me it was likely I wouldn't make it (considering MICA is pretty selective). I made it as a graphic design major, but included a number of paintings and drawings which probably helped out a lot. They like variety.
| Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc|
| Jul 19 2005 |
I dont know how hard it is to get into mica as a freahman. I was not accepted my first attempt due to my Highschool GPA 1.5. I reapplied after dedicating myself to the cause for an entire year at Kutztown and bring my GPA up to a 4.0, my SAT's were 1485/1600 and I guess i had a somewhat strong portfolio. My freshman drawings were mostly technical and not "pretty" but they demonstraited my understanding of form and space. I had included several sculptures, and largescale installations in my portfolio along with digital work completed during my highschool carrer. I was really only lacking a strong drawing section in my first attempt. I did not have the required amount of college course work to submit 30 college level pieces when i reapplied but my admission counsler seemed understanding of this. It was alot of work to get accepted here mostly due to the fact that i had a horrible additude in highschool but once i got in I loved it. My advice is a strong and clear documentation of your drawing abilities in your portfolio.
| Art & Design Department|| May 09 2005 |