Residence Halls

Studio Spaces

Residential studios are available to students living in the residence halls.

Studios & workspaces are dedicated to the intellectual, creative, and personal growth of aspiring artists and designers at all stages of development. While studios and open workspaces are private and independent in nature, students collectively create a community of like practitioners dependent on: tolerance for divergent opinions, belief structures, and aesthetic production; personal safety and well-being; and the respect required of a commonly shared culture composed of a multitude of backgrounds, a plurality of voices, and an infinity of aspirations. 

Residential Studio Space Regulations

Acquiring a Studio

Each residential studio has a QR code posted by the entrance. Students may scan this code to access a form that will need to be completed.

Duration of Studio Use

When you receive your key code, you have one week to utilize that studio space. It is up to the discretion of the Housing Operations Manager or Assistant Director of Central Operations to assign a studio for two weeks — based on need and availability. The maximum amount a studio can be held by a resident is two weeks.

Use the Studio Assigned

The studio you are assigned is the studio you should be using. No exceptions! If someone else uses your studio and makes a mess you are responsible for cleaning up. Please do not let anyone use your studio and don't use anyone else's studio. Any confusion with studio placement should be immediately addressed with the Office of Residence Life. Students should not by sharing a studio access with anyone.

Access Your Studio Space

As soon as you sign out a studio, go down to that studio and check it out. Report any problems, messes or damages of anything out of the ordinary to the Studio Manager immediately.

Cleanliness of Studio Space

You are required to keep your individual space as well as the general area reasonably clean. Although everyone has different working habits, there are limits past which the condition of a space interferes with the ability of other people to work. Discarding trash that may accumulate in the general studio areas will help keep our studios clean and functional. All aisle and exit routes must be cleared at all times.

Health & Safety

You are never to use toxic materials which could be a danger or irritation to you or others. You are never to smoke, drink, eat or sleep in your studio space. Additional guidelines can be found in the Undergraduate Studio Space Agreement. If these rules are broken you will be asked to leave the studios permanently and could face additional disciplinary consequences from the Office of Residence Life.

Security of Personal Belongings

The security of personal belongings is your responsibility. If you choose to leave supplies or materials in the studio spaces, please understand that MICA and the Office of Residence Life is not responsible for the security of those items. Please keep the doors locked at all times, do not provide access to unauthorized guests and report any inappropriate behavior or theft.

Respectfulness in Studios

Be courteous to your fellow studio users. You are not permitted to play loud music in the studios — it could interfere with the concentration of others working. Please use headphones.

Individuals who have not signed out the studio must not enter the studio space. Please keep studio visitors to a minimum so as not to disturb others working in the space.

Nude paintings can be done within the studio only if the artist contacts the studio manager prior to the date and time of the painting to discuss the guidelines required for a nude studio session.

Check-Out Condition

When you vacate your studio, the studio should be in the same or better condition then when you received access. You are responsible for that space while you have it signed out. If it needs to be cleaned up (examples: art supplies have to be removed) you will be charged for clean up.

Studio Privilege

Studio sign out is a privilege. Failure to comply with any of the rules and procedures will lead to your privilege being revoked. These spaces are exclusively for professional activities. Certain responsibilities must be adhered to when using studios. You must be aware of and adhere to Federal and State regulations for health, safety and fire prevention, as well as to the studio sign out policies.

Every week studios will be inspected for compliance. If you are found to be neglecting the regulations, you may be fined and lose your studio privilege permanently.