MICA is so, so gay. My little bro went to art school and today he is a practicing artist. He is a legit realist painter, and does portraits, landscapes and the like, and ekes out a living. I think he will eventually be successful, given some of the recognition he has garnered to this point. FWIW, he went to a top tier school I think considered even better than MICA, especially for more technical disciplines. He says art school is a giant waste of time. He later went through more academy type training which he says was far better than art school for the technical skills. He claims he was a better painter than all but one or two of his profs. At art school you do a lit of theory learning and mental masturbation. Lots of focus as well on modernism. So for what he wanted, I think it was a waste. If you want gallery Fred though, it might be more useful. If you want access to tools, you may be able to do that cheaper, even at MICA, in a non-degrees fashion. As for getting a career in the arts, like a museum curatorship or something, you need a lot more education than just two years at MICA. Ultimately, speaking professionally, it's not going to get you a lot. But I know you tend more towards modern stuff; which is definitely the focus, so at a minimum, you might at least enjoy it. In spite of his views, my bro is currently angling for a professorship at MICA so at least you might help pay his salary.