When it comes to MICA's Graduate Community, the old adage "people make the place" has never been truer.

Community doesn't just happen. It is nurtured by the belief that members matter to one another and to the group. You matter in MICA's graduate community. Your ideas, risks, sacrifices, burnt midnight oil - we got your back.

Meet the people that make our Graduate Community the living, breathing cohort of relational artists, designers, and creators that it is. In this community, you have room to fail and figure things out with guidance and support that won't weigh you down.

Graduate Studies Staff

Learn about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you navigate the Graduate Studies programs at MICA.  

Find more information about us here.

Graduate Faculty

Over 90 exceptional professional artists, designers, art historians, poets, writers and art educators comprise the graduate faculty.

MICA's graduate faculty are nationally and internationally recognized working artists and designers, scholars, instructors, critics, advocates, and mentors. The hallmark of the graduate experience is the individual attention our renowned faculty give to each student. Selected for their successful studio and professional practices, many faculty members are recognized for their criticism, scholarship, and curatorial activities.

Graduate Program Directors and Faculty

The faculty is deeply engaged and committed to student creative development and provides personalized mentorship for each student's development. Selected for their successful studio and professional practices, many faculty members are also recognized for their practices, criticism, scholarship, and curatorial activities. Intensive and varied interactions with students allow graduate program directors to tailor seminar topics and technical workshops to the specific needs of their students—and to support each student in the pursuit of his or her unique creative vision and academic achievement.

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Artists-in-Residence / Critics-in-Residence

Each year, nationally and internationally recognized thought leaders and practitioners in the creative fields meet with graduate students and participate in graduate seminars. This wide array of voices and aesthetic positions balances the continuity of study with faculty and expands students' opportunities for mentorship and networking.

Graduate Program Assistants

GPAs serve as graduate student leaders and work collaboratively with each other and the Office of Graduate Studies to promote dialogue, the exchange of information and timely communications between students, directors and the Office of Graduate Studies. To meet the GPAs for the upcoming semester, click here! GPAs are supported by Sarah Hammond, Manager of Academic Operations, shammond@mica.edu in the Office of Graduate Studies.