Important Dates & Deadlines for Students in November

October 31, 2017

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 […]

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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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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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