First Year Experience (FYE)

OVERVIEW


Mission: The MICA First Year Experience provides a rigorous, supportive environment emphasizing sequential, intellectually informed, hands-on instruction of practical and conceptual skills for students to become active lifelong learners, makers and creative risk takers in the fields of art and design.

By the conclusion of the First Year, Students will demonstrate the ability to:


ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

COURSE ID CREDITS
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3
FORUM I FF 111 3
FORUM II FF 112 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Frameworks HMST 101 3
STUDENTS CHOOSE ONE OF THESE COLOR/DESIGN COURSES:
Color/Design: Process FF 120A 3
Color/Design: Pattern FF 102B 3
STUDENTS CHOOSE ONE OF THESE FORM/SPACE COURSES:
Prototype/Situate/Fabricate FF 130A 3
Body/World/Machine FF 130B 3
STUDENTS CHOOSE ONE OF THESE SYSTEM/TIME COURSES:
Haptics and Optics FF 140A 3
Cartographies FF 140B 3
STUDENTS CHOOSE ONE PROGRAM ELECTIVE:
Elective   3
TOTAL FYE CREDITS   30