So I'm on spring break now. Tonight, I came to Baltimore, MD to visit my friend Liz. She goes to MICA, one of the best art colleges in the country. It's very pretty and different from FIT, but is it BETTER? I wouldn't say. It does seem to have things that FIT lacks and vice versa. Apparently they're having problems with break-ins. That would NEVER happen at FIT. Every building at FIT has a security guard at each entrance, ready to check ID's. I was able to walk into a few MICA buildings without anything like that. Also, MICA is very expensive. A PLUS about MICA is the scenery. They have an old train station on their campus! The buildings in Baltimore are a million times prettier than the ones in Chelsea/the Fashion District of NYC. Liz's dorm is a lot bigger than an FIT suite. She gets her own room and shares a living room, kicthen, and a bathroom with three other girls. Honestly, I think this suite is the size of my friends' Roosevelt Island apartment. OH!!! AND THEIR WALL HAS A GIANT CANVAS THAT THEY CAN PAINT ON!!! Sooooo lucky! My roommate and I wouldve gone crazy with that.
I still don't know too much about their artwork but I'm definitely sure it is amazing. MICA seems to be very flexible. You can go there and do anything creative with art and mix your interests. FIT isolates their majors a lot more, but I think I'm going to work around that and take some textile/surface design classes over this summer. Sooo, yes. Now look at the pictures of MICA I took today!