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 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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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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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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Student Alumni Art & Design Sale – December 3-6

November 17, 2015

Find unique holiday gifts this season at the 2015 Student/Alumni Art & Design Sale! December 3 – 5 All students and alumni may participate, with proceeds benefiting the participants. Preview Party: Thursday, December 3, 6 – 9 p.m., $20 (complimentary tickets are available to parents) Friday, December 4, 5 – 9 p.m., Free Saturday, December 5, […]

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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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