March 3, 2020
Alumni in the Comic Industry
Comics and graphic novels are serious business, with total domestic sales reaching a staggering $1.015 billion in 2017 — up from $805 million in 2012. It’s a robust industry rich with jobs and opportunities, one in which a number of MICA alumni have carved impressive careers. Read more
Mentor Extraordinaire: Illustration Faculty Member José Villarrubia
Orpheus Collar ’09 was obsessed with comics as a teenager – so obsessed, in fact, that when he was in high school, his mother tracked down legendary comic colorist and MICA faculty member José Villarrubia to arrange an informal meeting. Read more
Annie Wu '10
DC Comics
Alison Zai '19
Annie Wu (BFA, Illustration) is now a highly successful comic artist. Her works include: DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Archie Comics, Batman Beyond: Batgirl Beyond, the ongoing Black Canary series, and many more. Read more
Alison Zai (BFA, Animation) began dabbling in the world of webcomics in the early 2000s, back when the art-sharing, social media platform DeviantArt was in its heyday. She first shot to internet fame in 2015 with her collection “Skeletons,” which featured sarcastic, socially awkward skeletons and funny bone-tickling puns.  Read more
Recognizing MICA Faculty
Three MICA faculty members have been recognized by national and state organizations for their outstanding work as art educators. Read more
Brockett Horne, Chair of Graphic Design, Talks Career Prep
Faculty are mindful of how each step of a student’s education can contribute to their long-term success and work to integrate professional and career development into the curriculum of every program. Read more
MICA 2020 Graduation Information

As graduation approaches, I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you some useful information about the next few months leading up to your student commencement ceremony, your trip to Baltimore, and gifts for your new grad. It is never too early to start planning! Read more
- Liza Sanchez, Parents Council Chair
Senior Class Gift
The class of 2020 at MICA are making their mark and creating their legacy by donating to their Senior Class Gift in support of need-based scholarships for Baltimore City students attending MICA. Support the class of 2020
Become an Online Advocate!

MICA's Annual Giving Day, Make Your Mark is coming up in April and we need YOUR HELP to make it a success. Becoming an Online Advocate is SO EASY and makes a huge impact (with a chance to win prizes). Learn more and sign up today!
Celebrating the Stuart B. Cooper Endowed Chair in Photography

Acclaimed scholar, historian, curator, and artist Dr. Deborah Willis will be joining the Department for the 2019-2020 academic year as the inaugural Stuart B. Cooper Endowed Chair in Photography. Over 330 alumni & friends joined Dr. Willis for the opening reception in January. The exhibition runs through March 15 with a panel discussion on March 9.  View pictures here
New York Network Launch
April 26, 2020

Join MICA in New York for the launch event of the New York Regional Network. MICA will host the closing reception for the LeRoy E. Hoffberger School of Painting students exhibition "Painting will kill us all." Reception includes drinks and hors d'oeuvres, please RSVP below!
Save the Date for MICA Weekend 2020!
October 2-4, 2020
Missed MICA Weekend 2019? Save the date for MICA Weekend 2020!
Stay tuned for more information!
If you want to volunteer for the weekend, email [email protected].
VOLTA New York, Metropolitan West
March 4-8, 2020

VOLTA New York is back!
Complimentary tickets for MICA alumni & friends enter VOLTAxMICA at checkout.
Mount Royal Society Tea
April 7, 2020

Mount Royal Society members are invited to MICA's Spring Tea. To learn more about becoming a Mount Royal Society member, contact MICA's Stewardship Office, [email protected].
Emerging Artist Open Call
Deadline: March 15, 2020
The Emerging Artist Open Call invites artists working in all mediums to submit proposals for a new public art commission, to be presented in New York City in 2021. The call is designed for early career artists as a platform for experimentation and career advancement. Read more and submit your proposal
Windy Mowing Residency 2020
Deadline: April 10, 2020

The Windy Mowing Residency is an opportunity for an artist to participate in a 10- to 14 day residency at Windy Mowing, a historic mountain-top residence and studio. Residency participants will be the guests in David Brewster’s private home and grounds. Apply here
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