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MICA Named Leader in Fulbright Scholars

MICUA Matters Spring 2018

For the fifth time in six years, the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was included on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2017-2018 Fulbright U.S. students, among special-focus four-year institutions. MICA also had six Fulbright semifinalists and two alternate awardees.

“MICA has a long history of educating Fulbright students in fine art, design, art history and other disciplines, with a total of 19 MICA grantees in the last 10 years alone,” said Erin Treacy, the College’s Fulbright program advisor.

The two MICA recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year, Mark Isaac '08 (Photography and Digital Imaging M.F.A.) and Ryan Schroeder '09 (Painting B.F.A.), were each awarded fellowships in the field of research/creative arts.

Isaac, along with his wife, collaborator, and fellow MICA graduate, Gabriela Bulisova, will travel to the Ukraine to conduct a photography- and video-based study of the culture and traditions of the diverse ethnic minorities who have lived in the country's southern regions. Schroeder will research how the global energy shift away from fossil fuels to sustainable resources has affected the inhabitants of a condemned German mining community. Schroeder also plans to explore the historical significance of the Ruhr region in developing German industry, and the impact these changes had on European art and culture.