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Welcome Uarts Students

Maryland Institute College of Art Welcomes University of the Arts Students

MICA is here to provide an opportunity to continue your artistic journey with minimal disruption if you have been considering the University of the Arts (UArts) or are in the middle of their degree program. We support you and want you to know that you don’t have to compromise your dreams. You can still realize your academic and artistic goals within a similar learning community. We understand UArts students and the specialized training new artists and designers receive at such institutions.

We're offering a benefits package, just for you.  To help minimize disruption to your education,  MICA will:

  1. Match or exceed your current Financial Aid / Scholarship package 
  2. Guarantee On-Campus Apartment Style Housing (Single or Double)
  3. Provide a degree completion program utilizing all of your UArts credits to ensure you complete your degree on time
  4. Make transferring easy with a dedicated admission counselor for 1 on 1 assistance

Just fill out this form to learn about additional benefits and get connected to a MICA Admission Counselor who will answer any questions you may have and walk  you through the transfer process:


Established in 1826, we have a rich history and a commitment to being here for another 200 years. Similar to UArts, our campus is located in a vibrant urban environment and is deeply connected to the community. We are a leading contributor to the regional creative economy and a top producer of nationally and internationally recognized professional artists and designers. Located just a short distance from Philadelphia, MICA provides an exceptional arts education and a welcoming environment for UArts students.

Why Choose MICA?

Baltimore is just an hour drive down I-95, allowing you to stay close to Philadelphia while experiencing a new, enriching environment.


Continue your studies with programs that match your interests and aspirations, such as Animation, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, and Product Design.


Join a community of passionate artists and educators committed to your success.

We will work with you to ensure a seamless credit transfer process, keeping you on track with your academic goals.


If interested, we can help you transition into one of our many university housing options or a privately owned apartment near our campus. Alternatively, we can create a schedule that supports a commuter lifestyle.


Keep Your Dreams Moving Forward

As you face the unexpected task of choosing your next step, know that you don’t have to get lost in a large university environment. You can continue to pursue your passion within a focused, supportive, and immersive learning environment. At MICA, you will be taught by renowned artists, teachers, and designers, with access to studios and other facilities typically reserved for only a few students at other universities.

We offer a diverse range of programs similar to those at UArts, ensuring a smooth transition for your academic journey. Our dedicated faculty and vibrant campus community are here to help you continue your education seamlessly. Many of your credits are likely to transfer, allowing you to stay on track with your degree.

Join Our Community

We are excited to welcome you to MICA and help you achieve your artistic and academic goals. To get started, complete the form below to request more information about the enrollment process.

For more information and to get connected to a MICA Admissions Counselor,  fill out the form at the top of this page or contact us directly below.

Contact Us

MICA Admissions


1300 W. Mount Royal Ave Baltimore, MD 21217