Alumni Profile: Melissa Thornton ’02, Owner of Milwaukee Home

February 26, 2018

MIAD Communication Design alumna Melissa Thornton ’02 designed a t-shirt in 2011 that said simply: MILWAUKEE HOME. She designed the shirt as a Christmas gift, and soon people began asking her friends where they got the shirt. Her gift turned into a full-time business for Thornton, who owns a store in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward […]

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Helping your student with their academic action plan

February 6, 2018

A note from Alea Cross, Director of Advising As the spring semester is underway, Academic Advising is excited to support students in their academic planning to develop them as creative minds and emerging professionals. This semester, advisors have shared an action plan guide with your student. This guide will assist your student in developing and […]

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Reminder: Complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA

January 29, 2018

Students who will attend MIAD in the fall of 2018 need to fill out the 2018-2019 FAFSA to ensure continued financial aid. Tax data from 2016 can be used. We encourage students to submit the FAFSA as soon as possible. See more information about the 2018-2019 FAFSA filing and financial aid process.

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Spring semester underway, important dates & deadlines through Spring Break

January 16, 2018

The spring semester is now underway, and there’s a lot happening at MIAD. Here’s a roundup of the important dates and deadlines you and your student should know from January through March 2018: January 19 – Winter Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward MIAD’s galleries are open 5 – 9 p.m. on Winter Gallery […]

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A Note from MIAD President Jeff Morin: Welcome to the Spring 2018 semester

January 9, 2018

Parents and Family Members: As the new semester begins, we are excited that students are back on campus and for the many opportunities available to them to develop their skills and prepare them to be innovators that meet universal challenges in new ways throughout their education and in their careers. This semester marks the launch […]

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How to Support Your Student At the End of the Semester

December 1, 2017

The last three weeks of the semester are busy and can be stressful for your student. There are final projects to create, final papers to write and the stress of meeting final critiques and deadlines. So how can you best support your student during this time? Listen. If your student calls or texts you and […]

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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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