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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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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