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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