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Hoffberger School of Painting

Hoffberger School of Painting

installation view, Ryan Severance (2016) MFA thesis
Installation view from Ryan Severance (2016) Hoffberger School of Painting thesis

The Decker Library is a repository for documentation of masters theses from MICA's graduate programs (1956-present).

Digital Decker
Masters theses from 2015 to most recent are available online in the Decker Library's digital thesis repository, Digital Decker. Theses that are "unrestricted" are available to view from any location. Those that are "restricted" require current MICA log-in to view from off-campus.

Theses prior to 2015
Theses from 1956 to 2014 are held in the Decker Library's Special Collections. A listing by department is available here.
Masters thesis documentation can be viewed within the Library by appointment. Contact or telephone 410-225-2714 to arrange.

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

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