Great things are happening at MIAD! Here’s an overview of the important dates and deadlines your student should know about in November.

November 9 – Major Declaration & Celebration Day
First-year students get to declare their major today! If your student needs help choosing a major, encourage him or her to contact the Academic Advising Office. Learn more about MIAD’s five academic majors: Communication Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture + Design and New Student Practice: Fine Arts.

November 10 – MIAD Holiday Sale Student Registration Deadline
Students have the opportunity to sell their art and design work at the annual MIAD Holiday Sale. To sell their work, students must register to participate. Learn more.

Rob Schrab - MIAD alumNovember 14-16 – MIAD Creativity Series featuring Illustration Alumnus Rob Schrab
Rob Schrab (Illustration ’92) returns to MIAD to work with students in the classroom November 14-16 and give a public presentation on November 15 at 6 p.m. Schrab is an Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated writer and director. Learn more about the MIAD Creativity Series.

November 17 – Florence Study Abroad Program Grant Deadline
Students who are interested in studying abroad in Florence, Italy, in May/June 2018—and who want to be considered for a grant to help cover study abroad costs—need to submit their Study Abroad Grant Application by November 17. Learn more about this four-week study abroad program.

November 22-24 – Thanksgiving Break
No classes for students during this time. Happy Thanksgiving!

MIAD student and alumni art and design saleNovember 30-December 2 – MIAD Holiday Sale
A holiday tradition held every year during the first weekend of December, the MIAD Holiday Sale is your opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art and design work created by MIAD students and alumni at affordable prices. It’s also a great opportunity to see MIAD students’ work on display. Learn more about the MIAD Holiday Sale.

December 15 – Last Day of Classes
Congrats! Your student made it through the semester. Let them know how proud you are of their achievements.

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Alumni Profile: Dave Nelson ’02, Principal Creative Director at Microsoft

October 17, 2017

MIAD alumnus Dave Nelson ’02 first knew he wanted to be a designer after his grandmother introduced him to calligraphy in middle school. Today, he is the Principal Creative Director at Microsoft, leading a team that designs technology interfaces. Read more about Dave, his career and the design challenges he and his team face.

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Calling All Students: Opportunity to Sell Artwork

October 3, 2017

Each year MIAD students have two opportunities to sell their artwork—one at the MIAD Holiday Sale this fall and another at Creative Fusion in the spring semester. The Call for Participation is now open for this year’s MIAD Holiday Sale, which gives students and alumni an opportunity to exhibit and sell their work to the […]

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Important Dates & Deadlines for Students in October

September 26, 2017

The fall semester is well underway at MIAD and the campus is bustling with activity. Here’s a glimpse of the important dates and deadlines your student should know about in October: October 5 – Professional Portfolio Symposium Professionals working in art and design career field share their portfolios with MIAD students. All freshmen participate in […]

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Activities from Fall 2017 Orientation & Move-In Day

August 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Move-In Day and Orientation activities are complete! Students enjoyed everything from presentations by other students and a picnic in Catalano Square to a studio experience with faculty and mentors and the annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Atwater Beach. Click the photo below to see a photo album that provides a glimpse of the activities […]

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Welcome new students!

August 21, 2017

Hello, MIAD Parents, Thank you for trusting MIAD with a new member of our community. Students arriving to campus are surrounded by caring, engaged professionals who are committed to student success. I continue to be impressed with the quality of our students. They have a professional drive that is tempered with kindness and inclusion of […]

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Changes to filing your FAFSA

September 21, 2016

Hello, MIAD Parents: September is moving right along as well as our returning students settling in and our new students adjusting and finding their place at MIAD. As for the Financial Aid office, the financial aid for continuing students has been disbursed and credit releases have been sent to eligible students. Our first-year and transfer […]

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MIAD Students Studying in Ireland – Critical Cartography: The Art of Place Making

September 12, 2016

MIAD’s summer study abroad programs offer rich, potentially transformational learning opportunities and once-in-a-lifetime experiences for our art and design students. This past May, thirteen MIAD students and two MIAD faculty went to the West Coast of Ireland for the course Critical Cartography: The Art of Place Making. We spent three weeks exploring the magical Burren, […]

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So Your Student is in College

August 27, 2016

So, your student is in Art & Design College… The top 12 questions “to ask” your son or daughter: 1. Are you going to class? Skipping class is the #1 reason why students fail. 2. Are you studying at least 20 hours per week? College is a full-time job. You should be in class, studying […]

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Get to know our President Jeff Morin with a few questions…

August 10, 2016

What brought you to MIAD? Possibilities. MIAD is located in an exciting city and in a thriving, vibrant neighborhood. The college is of such a size that deep and meaningful relationships develop, and a true sense of community is established. I want to be central to the conversation that builds on MIAD’s community involvement and role as a national leader in educational innovation. […]

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From Dean of Students Tony Nowak: Health & Dental Insurance Information

August 9, 2016

Dear Student,   Talk with your parents to determine whether you are enrolled in an ACA compliant health insurance program and / or are not interested in dental insurance.  If both are true, read no further because this message does not apply to you. Still reading?  This means you are interested in more information about […]

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Manuja Waldia ’14 creates cover designs for re-released Shakespeare classics

July 18, 2016

Waldia, a newcomer to the publishing scene, was chosen for the project after a cold-call submission to Paul Buckley, Penguins Creative Director.  Buckley was impressed by Waldia’s work, specifically her daily icon project that she began while at MIAD, offering her the 40-book commission. Waldia utilizes key words from the text to create symbols, giving […]

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Helping Your Student Deal With Stress

July 18, 2016

At one time or another, almost all college students experience some form of stress. Some may experience it early in their college experience; others at various times and closer to their graduation. But there are two kinds of stress:  The kind that fuels inspiration, drives work and motivates students to succeed; and the kind that […]

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MIAD Health & Counseling Services and Health Insurance Information

July 12, 2016

A letter from Dean of Students Tony Nowak –   Dear Parents, Now that classes have begun I want to update you on student health care services at MIAD. As the semester progresses it’s almost predictable that students will encounter colds, the flu, get stressed out about classes, and sleep and eat irregularly, all of […]

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MIAD Graduation and Ceremony Information

March 10, 2016

Graduation Day – Click here for everything you need to know to prepare Date and Time: Graduation is Saturday, May 14, 2016.  Check in for Graduates begins at 9:30 am for instructions and rehearsal. The ceremony will begin at 11:00 a.m. and last for approximately 2 hours. Location: The Pabst Theater 144 E Wells St, […]

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Professional Preparation for Your Student

November 23, 2015

You and your student’s investment in a MIAD education is greatly appreciated.  We want your student to make full use of their education and their time here at MIAD.  MIAD is committed to assisting students develop skills, explore creative interests and successfully transition to creative professions. Their very pursuit of a Bachelor of Fine Arts […]

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Advising Alert

September 22, 2015

Students have the opportunity to develop impactful relationships with numerous individuals during their time at MIAD. One of the most important of these relationships is that of the student and their academic advisor. MIAD students have an amazing group of faculty and staff who serve as academic advisors, are committed and care about their students, […]

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Understanding FERPA & Student Privacy

August 21, 2015

FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student education records, access to those records and disclosure of information from them. FERPA requires written consent from students for the disclosure of financial and educational information and records. Without written consent from the student through the “Release of […]

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New Student Orientation – August 19-22, 2015

August 7, 2015

Orientation for new fall students is Wednesday, August 19 – Saturday, August 22. Orientation is mandatory for students, and will provide information essential for starting classes on Monday, August 24. Below you will also find MIAD’s Orientation Schedules and Logistic Packet. The Logistics information includes details on art supplies, parking, meal plans, health services, ID […]

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Meet Jeff Morin, MIAD’s New President

August 4, 2015

The Board of Trustees of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design named Jeffrey (Jeff) Morin, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, as MIAD’s new president. Morin took office on June 1, 2015, succeeding retiring president Neil Hoffman. An award-winning artist, teacher and strategist, Morin […]

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2015 Senior Exhibit open through May 9

April 22, 2015

Seatbelts for those afflicted with arthritis; improving teaching and learning for those with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); confronting the desire to uphold perfection; challenging the literal definition of painting. These topics only scratch the surface of the more than 130 emerging artists & designers in the MIAD 2015 Senior Exhibition. Seniors demonstrate their passion for […]

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Declaring a Major

January 30, 2015

From Michelle Gross, Director of Advising While many students come to MIAD with a major in mind that they want to declare, many students are also unsure or what many would consider “undeclared” or “undecided.” Whether your student is “decided” or “undecided” about their major at MIAD, it is important that they investigate, question and […]

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Time to file the 2015-2016 FAFSA

January 15, 2015

Hello MIAD Parents, It is hard to believe spring semester is underway, and time to file the 2015-2016 FAFSA. Kristina and I will be available to assist you through the 2015-2016 financial aid process again this year. During the beginning of the spring semester, I will be sending an email to all our current students […]

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Winter Gallery Night at MIAD is Jan. 16

January 13, 2015

Multiple exhibitions are open at MIAD this Winter Gallery Night, Friday, January 16, 5 – 9 p.m.! Opening Gallery Night: Engendered Frederick Layton Gallery Curated by current Pfister Artist in Residence and MIAD faculty member Niki Johnson, Engendered engages the contemporary experience of personal identity through artwork that addresses our relationship to the modern body. […]

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Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale – December 4-6

November 24, 2014

Part of MIAD’s exciting Winter Weekend is the 2014 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale, December 4 – 6! All students and alumni may participate, with proceeds benefiting the participants. Preview Party: Thursday, December 4, 6 – 9 p.m., $20 (2 complimentary tickets were mailed to parents) Friday, December 5, 5 – 9 p.m., Free Saturday, […]

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Meet the new Director of College Advising

November 3, 2014

A message from MIAD’s new Director of College Advising, Michelle Gross – First, please allow me to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Michelle Gross, and I am the new Director of College Advising at MIAD. I began my position here just 10 short weeks ago and I have truly enjoyed every […]

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Experience MIAD’s Winter Weekend, December 4 – 6

October 20, 2014

MIAD parents, partners and families are invited to Winter Weekend! We’ve put together a whirlwind of activities especially for you to experience MIAD, as well as our neighborhood, which will be alive with the Historic Third Ward Association’s Christmas in the Ward. There is a lot going on in and around MIAD this weekend, making […]

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Alumni share insights at Sophomore Welcome

October 15, 2014

“Don’t be afraid to make very strange and awkward artwork your sophomore year. It is an important step in your education.” – Sophomore Welcome speaker Jenna Knapp ’14 On September 4, just a few weeks into the exciting new Fall Semester, MIAD held its annual Sophomore Welcome. The evening discusses the difficulties that sophomore year […]

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MIAD students and voting in Wisconsin

October 14, 2014

General Election Day is Tuesday, November 4, 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. MIAD students are able to vote in this upcoming election with the required documents and by registering to vote.

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A free money management tool for your student & you

October 13, 2014

MIAD wants to help make sure that your student’s college experience is a successful one.  An important part of college life is money management whether your student’s focus is on student loans or living frugally on a tight budget. To help you and your student feel more financially confident, we are providing MIAD AccessReady. MIAD […]

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Career planning includes key steps each year!

September 29, 2014

As students meet with their advisors in the coming month to plan course selection, one of the most important topics for discussion then, and at every contact point with an advisor, is their career. Planning is an integral part of MIAD’s Career Program of Study. Advisors work closely with the faculty and the Office of […]

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Internship grants available

September 25, 2014

An amazing opportunity for paid internships is available through Career Services, thanks to the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation. Parents, encourage interested students to reach out to Duane Seidensticker and Christina WickHeiser in Career Services to learn more about getting a paid internship. From the Great Lakes announcement: Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation […]

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Study Abroad Grants available

September 11, 2014

MIAD truly believes in the importance of experiences such as Study Abroad for its developing artists and designers. To that end, we are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of need-based grants for students wishing to participate in the 2015 MIAD-led summer short-term study abroad programs to Florence and Ireland. Grant awards […]

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Annual Cardboard Shelter Project features Sophomores

September 9, 2014

Sophomore Interior Architecture + Design and Industrial Design students take over Catalano Square in the Historic Third Ward on Thursday, September 11! Students participate in this annual event divided into the Making Shelter Project, undertaken by IA+D sophomores, and the Disaster Relief Shelter Project, by ID sophomores. Beginning at 3 p.m., students will construct their […]

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Mayor joined in 40th birthday bash & Two50Two Ribbon Cutting!

September 5, 2014

Forget the cake, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design celebrated its 40th birthday with something bigger to cut into – the 80 cascading ribbons for Two50Two, MIAD’s state-of-the-art (and design) residence hall. Helping make the cut was Mayor Tom Barrett, who joined the participatory and visually thrilling Ribbon Cutting Wednesday, August 27, 3:30 p.m. […]

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Aug. 20 Orientation times update

August 12, 2014

Due to conflicts with earlier programming at the Skylight Theatre, we have to move our Wednesday, August 20 evening orientation program back an hour. New Times: 5 – 6:30 p.m. Parent & Partner Orientation at Skylight & Student Mural Program at MIAD 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner in Catalano Square 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tours […]

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Orientation is August 20!

July 31, 2014

Orientation for new fall students is Wednesday, August 20 – Saturday, August 23. Orientation is mandatory, and a schedule of events is now available. Also available is MIAD’s Logistic Packet. The Logistics information includes details on art supplies, parking, meal plans, health services, ID card information, new student orientation dates, and more. We encourage you […]

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A Special Message for Parents Whose Students are Not Signed up for the New Res Hall

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014 Dear MIAD Parents: I am sure your MIAD student is sighing a big breath of relief now that school is finished and summer is officially here. The last month has been a flurry of activity with studio projects wrapping up and final exams. With all of this activity, I am sure it […]

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MIAD closing early Saturday, May 3

April 23, 2014

MIAD’s largest fundraiser for student scholarships, Creative Fusion, is Saturday, May 3. Set-up for the evening begins at 2 p.m. Students, faculty and staff will not have access to the building beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Please plan accordingly when visiting your student at the end of the semester.

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MIAD 2014 Senior Exhibition opens April 18

April 10, 2014

A daughter’s diabetes diagnosis, childhood struggles with Asperger’s, understanding human identity through anatomy. These are only a handful of the captivating inspirations for the MIAD 2014 Senior Exhibition, on view April 18 – May 10 throughout MIAD galleries, and generously sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. More than 150 seniors representing MIAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts […]

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Student Health Insurance and the Affordable Care Act

March 14, 2014

A letter from Dean of Students Tony Nowak – Dear Parent, On March 23, 2010, President Barack Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a comprehensive and far-reaching program designed to ensure everyone has access to affordable health insurance. A key component of the ACA is the requirement that effective January 1, 2014, […]

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Housing Registration, March 3 – 7

February 28, 2014

A letter from Dean of Students Tony Nowak – Dear Parents, MIAD will be conducting HOUSING REGISTRATION WEEK during the week of March 3 – 7, 2014. This year’s Housing Priority Registration Deadline is March 21, 2014. An information table will be located in the lower level of the main lobby. Hours are: Monday, March […]

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MIAD Graduation and Ceremony Information

January 31, 2014

We can’t believe it’s already time to start planning for graduation! Students recently received information on preparing for graduation, which can be found online. As graduation approaches, the site will be updated continuously. Graduation is Saturday, May 10, 2014. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the Pabst Theater in Milwaukee, 144 E. Wells Street […]

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It’s time to file the 2014-2015 FAFSA

January 30, 2014

Hello MIAD Parents, It is hard to believe that it is tax filing time, and time to file the 2014-2015 FAFSA. Kristina and I will be available to assist you through the 2014-2015 financial aid process again this year. During the first week of the spring semester, I will be sending an email to all […]

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Discussing your student’s major

January 30, 2014

During spring semester’s Major Declaration Day, your student will get a formal welcome and introduction into the major they are considering joining. There is time to ask questions and discover what is awaiting your student as they enter their major in the fall. This session will also introduce students to the faculty member from that […]

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View images from exhibition openings, Winter Weekend

December 19, 2013

Hailey, Cathy and Brian Cass enjoy the opening of the 2013 Research, Practice and Methods First-Year Exhibition (RPM), November 13 – 26 in the Fourth Floor Gallery. View images from the RPM opening and the Currents, Tendencies opening – an exhibit featuring students from all years reacting to the Current Tendencies III exhibition on view […]

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Key questions during your student’s advising this month

October 30, 2013

This month, all students meet with their advisors and register for spring classes. Juniors and seniors register on November 8; freshmen and sophomores register on November 15. Read further to see a bulleted list by class year of key questions and topics your student and advisor should discuss this month. These meetings are integral to […]

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Tell us you’re attending Parent/Partner Day Dec. 7; Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale

October 22, 2013

This year, MIAD’s annual Parent/Partner Day on December 7 is part of MIAD’s Winter Weekend. All parents, students and alumni are invited to participate in the activities. These include the fourth annual Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale December 5 – 7 – an event eagerly awaited by the Milwaukee community – and Parent/Partner’s day of […]

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Foundations students make connections at Majors Dialogue

October 21, 2013

“It’s great to be open and see that there are so many connections between majors,” said a Foundations student during Majors Dialogue on October 3. Majors Dialogue is a unique night when Foundations students get a further look at the different majors MIAD offers, with students and alumni from each major describing the program, offering […]

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Encourage your student to complete the 2013 Student Satisfaction Survey

October 14, 2013

During the week of October 28 – November 1, your student will be asked by his or her professor to take a Student Satisfaction Inventory – a completely confidential electronic survey that asks questions about everything from their course of study to their quality of life at MIAD. The last SSI was given to students […]

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Helping your student with stress

October 13, 2013

At one time or another, almost all college students experience some form of stress. Some may experience it early in their college experience; others at various times and closer to their graduation. But there are two kinds of stress:  The kind that fuels inspiration, drives work and motivates students to succeed; and the kind that […]

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Sophomores welcomed to pivotal year

September 22, 2013

Sophomores from all of MIAD’s majors gathered with faculty and alumni to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the “Sophomore Experience,” ask questions about their majors and focus, and hear advice from successful alumni. Core Coordinator and faculty Nicholas Frank, who is integral to shaping experiences designed specifically for sophomores, advised students that they are […]

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From the President to all students

August 15, 2013

At MIAD, we pride ourselves on our inquiry-based environment, driven by you with our faculty. As we head toward a new academic year, we welcome all of you, especially our new students, and would like to share news and questions we’ve heard from some of you. What do people think about my potential? The first […]

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From Dean of Students Tony Nowak: Student Health Insurance

August 7, 2013

As we excitedly await the arrival of your students, we’d like to share with you a communication your students recently received. The mandatory health insurance program all full-time MIAD students have been enrolled in for the past five years will not be renewed this coming year. The reason for the non-renewal is two-fold. • First, […]

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‘It’s a great time to be a designer’ says design expert Prof John Caruso

July 26, 2013

Associate Professor of Industrial Design John Caruso, a nationally renowned expert on design thinking, sat down with the Milwaukee BizTimes to discuss how design thinking can change a company. Design thinking continues to break industry boundaries and has become a more critical component of companies’ innovation strategies. “Design thinking is all about process, Caruso said, […]

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Openly communicating throughout the year

July 25, 2013

Maintaining communication with your son or daughter when they are in college is important,  whether they are a first-year student or a senior. College students want to be on their own, while, at the same time, often continuing to turn to you for support. By maintaining open communication with your student, you will have a […]

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Communication Design student places first in Mapping Milwaukee

July 25, 2013

“Milwaukee would not be Milwaukee without the Third Ward,” said Manuja Waldia ’14 (Communication Design) while discussing her winning design for a map of Milwaukee. “The inspiration came from the Third Ward and the awesome art scene that it envelopes.” Waldia’s creativity and love of the Third Ward, where MIAD is located, led her to […]

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Milwaukee named 6th best college destination

June 5, 2013

Milwaukee jumped 13 spots from last year to be named the 6th Best College Destination for mid-size metros from 2012-2013 by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) College Destinations Index. AIER CDI includes the top 75 towns and cities in the United States for college students, based on a larger evaluation of the 227 […]

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Keep up with summer study abroad programs

May 30, 2013

Study abroad programs allow students unique and enriching opportunities to broaden their world-view. This summer, MIAD offers three programs: Ireland’s Burren: Landscape, Memory and Imagination Paris: Cultural Capital of the World Glasgow, Scotland: The Spirit of Place Follow the Paris, Ireland and Altered Landscapes blogs to discover students’ study abroad experiences.

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MIAD 2013 Senior Exhibition inspires

May 20, 2013

Featuring the work of 140 seniors, the 2013 Senior Exhibition, April 19 – May 11, was packed with incredible work, performances and reimagined gallery spaces. The exhibition included work from Alumni Thesis Scholarship recipients Hayley Eichenbaum (Integrated Studio Arts) and Marissa Waraksa (Sculpture), who integrated performance in their multidisciplinary work; five students who reimagined a […]

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Senior Sean Simmons recognized for commitment to service

May 20, 2013

Sean Simmons ’13 (Industrial Design) was honored at this year’s Service Learning Symposium, March 29, for exemplary service, completed at Sweet Water Organics. Speaking at the symposium, Senior Director of Health Policy at First Focus in Washington, D.C., Carrie Fitzgerlad discussed her belief that compassion should be an essential component of everyone’s work. Seeing compassion […]

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Acclaimed artists, global designer visit for MIAD Creativity Series

May 20, 2013

This semester, the MIAD Creativity Series continued with visits from acclaimed New York-based artists Dana Schutz and Ryan Johnson, and Vice President of Global Design at Steelcase Inc. James Ludwig. Schutz and Johnson, who visited March 19 – 20, each held an artist talk open to the community. Assistant Professor of Painting Kristopher Benedict was […]

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It’s FAFSA time again (and Milwaukee has never been a better place to be)

January 13, 2013

It is hard to believe that it is tax filing time and 2013-14 FAFSA applying time already. Seems like a few short months ago I introduced Kristina Alvarez to you as the new Assistant Financial Aid Director. Kristina and I both look forward to assisting you through the 2013-14 financial aid process this year. Right […]

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Shooing the flu: From the Dean of Students

January 13, 2013

The flu season is here, with serious outbreaks of the flu nationwide. The entire MIAD community – students, faculty and staff – have been asked to take the following preventive measures. Wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap. Use hand sanitizers and surface wipes, which have been placed throughout the college. Maintenance staff […]

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Update on Student Union from President Hoffman

January 13, 2013

We’ve updated your student regarding the Student Union, and we’d like to keep you informed too! Thanks to the quick action of MIAD Security Director Keith Kotowicz and the Milwaukee Fire Department, the Student Union building was saved. Primary damage from the fire the first week in January was to the second floor and the […]

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Discussing your student’s major: Exploration Is Normal!

January 3, 2013

During their well-earned winter break, many of your students will excitedly discuss their choice of major with you. Others may discuss several majors and be as yet undecided about which one to select. Still others may decide to major in two areas, or are considering a major and one of MIAD’s many minors. All of […]

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Student/Alumni Art Sale engages community

November 2, 2012

Senior Mary Claire Ramirez (Painting major; Science minor) prepares her art for the Student/Alumni Art Sale held Oct. 18 – 20. Hundreds of students and alumni of all years participated in the event, which brought thousands of viewers during Milwaukee’s Gallery Night/Day and Parent/Partner Day weekend. The Third Annual Sale raised $15,000 for the artists […]

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Parents, families join in Parent/Homecoming events

November 2, 2012

Parents, alumni and students enjoy lunch in MIAD’s East Gallery as part of Parent/Homecoming events October 20. Hundreds of parents, students, family members and alumni participated in roundtables, workshops, gallery tours, demonstrations and the Student/Alumni Art Sale. The annual event provides an opportunity for engagement across the entire college community.

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Students explore options during MAJORS Dialogue

October 26, 2012

As part of MIAD’s Foundations Experience, freshmen attended MAJORS Dialogue in early October. A unique evening, MAJORS Dialogue allows freshmen the opportunity to interact with faculty and students from each of MIAD’s 11 majors. Faculty hold discussions and demonstrations as a way to showcase their discipline, with information about minors also available. The evening is […]

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Sophomores discuss goals, purpose of year ahead

September 9, 2012

Joined by faculty from every major, sophomores gathered at Discovery World September 6 to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the Sophomore Experience, frame questions and goals about their majors and focus, and meet four alumni, who advised them:

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Tell us you’re attending Parent/Partner Day Oct. 20!

August 5, 2012

This year, MIAD’s annual Parent/Partner Day on October 20 is part of MIAD’s Homecoming Experience October 18 – 20. All parents, students and alumni are invited to participate in the activities. These include the Third Annual Student/Alumni Art Sale – an event eagerly awaited by the Milwaukee community – and Parent/Partner’s day of roundtables, workshops, […]

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MIAD Café – OM NOM!

August 5, 2012

MIAD’s new college-run café, the OM NOM! Café, will offer cuisine to please everyone’s ‘palette,’ including vegan and vegetarian options. And thanks to Michael Marten ’12, MIAD’s Café also has a new, cheerful atmosphere that suits its name! Meet the MIAD Café staff, and read more about the Café and available meal plans…

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Understanding student privacy & FERPA

August 5, 2012

FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student education records, access to those records and disclosure of information from them.

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Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalists Follow MIAD Project

June 20, 2012

Follow the poignant story of 11-year-old Kailyn, who was helped by a joint project between MIAD Industrial Design students and Marquette University engineers. Thanks to her spirit and the power of design to change lives, the story made front page news and a video by Journal Sentinel Pulitzer Prize winners Mark Johnson and Gary Porter.

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Class of 2012 Celebrates Future

May 17, 2012

On May 12, 153 seniors celebrated their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees with their parents, families and guests at the 2012 Commencement Ceremony, held for the first time in Milwaukee’s majestic and historic Pabst Theater. Read the full web story, and find your senior in the individual images.

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Students Present Best of the Best at Milwaukee Art Museum

April 30, 2012

 

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MIAD DEFINE Offers College-Wide Exchange

April 30, 2012

One day of the year, classes are canceled at MIAD. Not because of snow. Because of a campus-wide open exchange instigated by seniors’ capstone projects. The day is called MIAD DEFINE. Read more to see if your student is in the coverage by Milwaukee’s Fox Six News.

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Returning Students Welcome in Park at 1824!

April 9, 2012

It’s hard to believe that the academic year is almost over. We are as excited as you are about your student’s accomplishments and are already looking forward to next year! Many students are now looking for fall housing, so we wanted to let you know that returning students are welcome in MIAD’s residence hall – […]

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First-Year Students Enjoy Major Declaration Day

March 9, 2012

After enjoying a field trip to Madison where they toured the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMOCA) and the Capitol, first-year students officially declared their majors and met with their major faculty. Faculty welcomed students to their major, gave them a sense of what to look forward to in the fall, and advised them on […]

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Chip Kidd Launches Professional Portfolio Symposium

March 9, 2012

MIAD hosted Chip Kidd, iconic lead designer for Random House publishers and Knopf Books known for such designs as the Jurassic Park and 1Q84 book covers, as part of a two-day intensive professional experience for students across disciplines and years of study. As part of his visit, Kidd delivered a keynote address to first-year students […]

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New Expertise and Changes to FAFSA!

February 22, 2012

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce my new Assistant Director of Financial Aid.  Her name is Kristina Alvarez.  Kristina brings to MIAD 5 years of financial aid experience, excellent customer service and a true willingness to assist students and their families. Please feel free to contact Kristina or me if you have […]

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Exhibition Offers Students, Public New Experiences

February 21, 2012

MIAD’s most experimental exhibition, “New Exchanges: Evolving Visual Ideas and Forms,” is offering students across the college’s disciplines the opportunity to forge a public dialogue on art and design and the critical thinking it promotes. Do you see your student?

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Craftsmanship and culture celebrated during summer Gallery Weekend at MIAD

July 14, 2016

Three women explore their respective cultures through art,and students and local artisans showcase innovative furniture design during Gallery Weekend, July 22 – 23 at MIAD. Artists Sabin Aell, Nina Ghanbarzadeh and Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) illustrate their pasts through art, drawing from a tapestry of experiences stemming from living outside of their traditional cultures in […]

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MIAD to host HLC visit and seeks public comments

February 5, 2016

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) seeks comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The College will host a visit April 25 – 26, 2016, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. The Commission has accredited […]

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File for FAFSA 2016-2017

January 5, 2016

Hello MIAD Parents, Happy New Year! We are excited to welcome students back to campus and begin processing financial aid for the 2016-2017 academic year.   If your student will attend MIAD in the fall of 2016, they should complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA. Kristina and I will be available to assist you through the 2016-2017 financial […]

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Happy Holidays from MIAD!

December 21, 2015

  As the winter solstice approaches, perhaps it is only natural to reach for symbols of education that reference the transformational nature of light. MIAD’s staff and faculty members work in tandem to make student success possible. Though we may not hear from each and every graduate about the evolutionary nature of education, we can rest assured […]

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FAFSA Time is Quickly Approaching

December 8, 2015

It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through another academic year, and that FAFSA time is quickly approaching.   If your student will attend MIAD in fall 2016 we encourage you to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA.  The FAFSA is available on January 1 and utilizes data from your 2015 federal tax return.  Parents and students […]

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