Parents and family members,
The college is buzzing with excitement as we welcome our new and returning students to campus. As MIAD continues to grow, we remain focused on preparing students with the knowledge and skills they need to graduate and launch successful careers in art and design professions, adapt to a rapidly-changing world defined by emerging technologies and transform our community.
This fall there are many new and exciting opportunities for our students to nurture their passion and career aspirations. Here are a few highlights:
- Student/Alumni Mentoring Program – This new program pairs current freshman, sophomore and junior students with alumni to provide professional guidance and mentorship. The minimum commitment is a monthly meeting. To participate, students must apply by September 26, and they will be receiving more info soon.
- New academic minors – In the past couple of years we’ve added several new academic minors, including Arts Management, Digital Media Production (animation) and Furniture Design. This fall we launch a Sustainability minor.
- MIAD Creativity Series – On November 14, LaToya Ruby Frazier, an internationally renowned photographer whose work amplifies the voices of the vulnerable, and focuses on topics such as poverty, racism, health care inequality and environmental toxicity, delivers a public presentation, “Art as Transformation: Using Photography for Social Change.” She also will be on-campus working with students on November 15.
More great opportunities are in the works as we provide students with new ways to innovate, positively impact the world around us and pursue lives and work with meaning.
I encourage you to check back on this blog often for tips and advice on how you can best support your student this year. Also, be sure to sign up to receive our monthly Parent Communication Program emails to stay up-to-date.
P.S. If you haven’t already, check out our information for new students in Fall 2018 for information on supplies, new student orientation, new student registration and more.