MICA's MFA in Curatorial Practice prepares students to determine how curators will shape the cultural life of our global society. The first MFA of its kind in the country, this program offers a hands-on curriculum that balances collaboration and socially engaged practices with academic research in history and theory. Students work in a variety of experimental contexts and formats, proposing alternative models of exhibition-making, institution-building, and social justice through art. Designed to forge connections among artists, institutions, and communities, the program fosters contemporary art and culture in collaboration with diverse audiences, and links local issues to international discourse. By creating real-world collaborative and individual exhibitions, our students raise awareness, bridge societal gaps, and catalyze exchanges across various disciplines, both inside and outside the artworld.

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Maryland Institute College of Art
Fred Lazarus IV Graduate Center
131 W. North Ave
Rm 110a
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 225-4102

top: The Gun Show (program), curated by Liz Faust '17, Johns Hopkins University, 2017
middle: Rootless Orchids, curated by Fang Yu Lee '18, Asian Arts & Culture Center/Towson University, 2018
bottom: Xerox Party, curated by Josh Gamma '19, Sungah Kang '20 & Katie Mancher GDMFA '19, CP Project Space, 2019