The Master in Professional Studies in the Business of Art and Design (MPS BAD) provides a comprehensive, highly concentrated education in business management specifically for artists, designers, and related professions. Fundamental to the work of these creative professionals
This innovative Master's program meets this need with a curriculum that is designed to give you the knowledge and skills necessary to start, sustain, or grow an art or design related business, or to be a dynamic creative manager working with or within a business. Completed online in just 15 months, with three brief residencies, it allows you to study full-time while maintaining your current work-life balance.
From pitching your idea to crafting a strong marketing strategy, to developing contractual and financial documents, students are guided through every facet of
You will learn the intricacies of intellectual property, human resources, contracts and negotiations, and marketing from successful business people and industry experts. Three unique residencies enable you to work together on MICA's campus, allowing you to build a network of colleagues while learning the most current ideas and best practices.
Who Should Apply
This program appeals to arts-related professionals such as visual artists, designers, architects, illustrators, musicians, actors, writers, craft person, and performing artists, as well as creative-minded professionals who possess a strong entrepreneurial spirit, a genuine curiosity about the intersection, and a willingness to commit to an intensive learning experience.