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Community Education & Professional Practice

Convenient remote courses for arts professionals and curious creatives. Open to all.

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We provide Baltimore’s creative community (and beyond!) with access to a wide range of remote interactive art and design courses, taught by MICA adjunct faculty.

Explore new paths for creative expression.

Take your professional practice to the next level.

Learn from the best: MICA’s world-renowned faculty.

Gift Cards are now available!

Looking for a gift for a friend or loved one? The Open Studies Gift Card is the perfect gift for the creative person in your life. Choose from 3 options: workshops for adults, courses for adults, and classes for young artists in Grades K-12. Click here to purchase!

Check out the remote course and workshop offerings for Spring 2021.

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Workshop: Design Your Personal Brand

Wednesdays, Mar. 24, 31 & Apr. 7, 14 6:30 pm - 9 pm

Build the components of a professional identity in this short workshop—a resume, cold-call letter, and social media presence using LinkedIn and a template-based website like WordPress, Wix, and the like. With short presentations and in-class workshops, we will explore self branding to help you put your best foot forward with a cohesive set of materials that articulate your unique strengths. Access to the Adobe Creative Suite for the duration of classes is included in this course.


Instructor: Brockett Horne

What our students
are saying

“I actually love the remote delivery. I still have access to the instructor and peers, but I don’t have to cart all my painting supplies (and wet canvases) back and forth every week!”

“Superb balance of information, demonstration, peer sharing, and hands-on application.”

“I most liked the lectures and class critiques. The teacher is a master at eliciting class participation and gleaning the important points of the lessons through the works.”

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How will I access the software needed for the class?

Once enrolled, you will receive a MICA email with a link to your Student Welcome Guide. This email will also include login instructions to access tools and software necessary for your course such as: Canvas, Adobe Creative Suite, Zoom, and Google Drive.

I’m not sure if this class is for me. How can I talk to someone?

Contact the Office of Open Studies at (410) 225-2219 or

How will I interact with classmates?

Classes will be held synchronously via zoom, where peer and instructor discussions and critiques will be conducted.

I am registering for a Community Education course. How will I get my materials?

For classes where materials are needed, a materials list will be included in the Student Welcome Guide that you will receive via email starting the week of December 7, for Spring 2021 courses. Materials will also be available to purchase online through the MICA Art Store at

I see this course is for credit. What’s this for?

Students enrolled in this course also receive credits. Teachers may apply this credit towards renewals of certifications.

Will I be on zoom the entire time?

Class format and “zoom time” will be structured to accommodate the needs of each class.

What time zone are the courses held?

All courses and workshops are scheduled for an EST time zone.

Are payment plans available?

Payment plans are available. Please contact the Office of Open Studies for more information and to set this up: (410) 225-2219 or


Contact Us

Office of Open Studies
Location 1229 W. Mount Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
Contact (410) 225-2219