Open Studies

Explore your creative instincts and refine your craft.

We offer programs and courses for people of all ages and experience levels.

Summer 2024 non-degree offerings are open for registration!

In-person and online options are available. Once registered, you will receive your Getting Started Guide included in your registration confirmation email. MICA will provide all necessary software, and we will work with you to make sure you are adequately prepared for each course, workshop, or class!

Community Education

Learn new skills, advance your technique, or find joy in art practice. You’ll find the inspiration and mentorship you need to explore new facets of your creativity—no matter your experience level.

Professional Education

Boost your resume with in-demand skills, earn credits in our Professional Practice offerings, or pursue your Master’s alongside other creative, motivated individuals without taking time off work.

Young People's Studios (YPS)

Fuel the creative spark with weekend spring & fall classes and weekday summer sessions for students K-8.

High School Studios

Weekend spring & fall and weekday summer sessions, individualized mentorship, and college portfolio prep that helps high school students deepen their creative instincts.

Why Open

MICA’s Office of Open Studies has 20+ years of experience providing online and in-person instruction in both degree and non-degree programming.


Our faculty and instructors are practicing artists and experts in their fields. You’ll have direct access to MICA’s many resources and professional faculty in an interactive and encouraging environment.

We’re constantly evolving our pedagogy, tools, and concepts based on student feedback and changes in the art and design industry. Our programs and courses are designed for creative thinkers of all backgrounds and skill levels and take place year-round, with both in-person and remote options.

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