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MICA Masters Thesis Collection

Masters Theses in the Decker Library

image from Sahin Meltem thesis, MFA Illustration Practice, 2016
Image from Negative Pleasure (2015) by Sahin Meltem, MFA in Illustration Practice Thesis

This guide provides a complete listing of theses on deposit in the Decker Library from all MICA graduate programs (1956-2014), arranged by program.

One can also search for theses in the Library catalog, by using the Masters Thesis limiter in the search parameters.

Masters thesis documentation for these years can be viewed by appointment within the Decker Library. Contact or telephone 410-225-2714 to arrange.


Theses online in Digital Decker
Masters theses from 2015 to present can be viewed online in the Decker Library's repository, Digital Decker. Theses that are "unrestricted" are available to view from any location. Those that are "restricted" require MICA authentication to view. See the individual program pages for direct links to all online theses from that program.

How To Submit Your Thesis Documentation

Graduate students submit their thesis through Moodle, MICA's learning management system. Go to to view the 'course' titled "Graduate Thesis Archive." Graduate students will be automatically enrolled in this course. If you are a graduate student and you do not see this course, please contact Andrew Lundholm in the Graduate Studies office at

Decker Library at the Maryland Institute College of Art | Location: 1401 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217 | Mailing: 1300 W. Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore, MD 21217

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