Senior Exhibition opens this month at MIAD

April 10, 2019

MIAD’s annual Senior Exhibition, Wisconsin’s largest exhibition of its kind, features artists and designers representing all of MIAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts majors and minors. This year, the exhibition showcases more than 130 artists and designers who have combined technology with their own creativity to solve problems and express themselves. For example: Clare O’Malley (Industrial […]

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Spring 2019: Mid-Semester Advising Check-In

March 8, 2019

Spring Break is here, and you can support your student and encourage them to finish the semester strong by engaging in a conversation about their experiences. Questions for First-Year Students The First-Year Experience (FYE) curriculum at MIAD provides all first-year students with a basic foundation of skills and knowledge as they transition into their major. […]

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On view now – A MIAD gallery guide

March 7, 2019

MIAD has two nationally recognized museum galleries: the Brooks Stevens Gallery and the Frederick Layton Gallery. They are open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and admission is free. But did you know that MIAD has many other gallery spaces around campus showcasing student and alumni work? Entryway Gallery Location: […]

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Everything Students Should Know About Seeking Professional Opportunities

February 12, 2019

Even though we’re only a few weeks into the spring semester, now is a good time for students to make summer plans. For juniors and some sophomores, pursuing a professional experience is strongly encouraged. A professional experience is any opportunity that helps explore career options, develop specific skills, and accomplish professional goals. Students should research […]

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3 Things to Know About 2019 MIAD Commencement

February 12, 2019

As the semester progresses and graduation approaches, MIAD Registrar Jean Weimer counts down the top three things you and your senior student should know about graduation. 1. MIAD Commencement is Saturday, May 11, 2019, 11 a.m. 2. It takes place at the Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI 3. You can find up-to-date […]

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Important Dates for the Spring 2019 Semester

January 14, 2019

Here are important dates for the spring semester for you and your student to know. January 14 – Spring classes begin January 18 – Winter Gallery Night Two exhibitions are on view during Winter Gallery Night in the Historic Third Ward from 5 – 9 p.m. – Spectacular Vernacular and I Contain Multitudes. January 19 […]

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What I Wish Parents Knew About College: A Student’s Perspective

January 6, 2019

By Olivia Paul, Sophomore, Industrial Design I never knew how much coming to MIAD would make me question my identity and familial relations. I’ve been groomed and nurtured by two loving beings: my parents. My thoughts and values are based on my upbringing with them. So, I have a good sense of who I am, […]

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Preparing for a Creative Career: Tips for Junior and Senior Students

December 13, 2018

Having success in classes is the best way for students to develop their creative skills, but career research, job search preparation and professional-related engagement outside of classes is helpful as they navigate the future. What can a junior or senior do to prepare for their career during Winter Break and in the spring semester? The […]

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Preparing for a Creative Career: Tips for First-Year and Sophomore Students

December 12, 2018

Even as students enjoy Winter Break, they can keep focused and continue to prepare for their future creative careers. Having success in their classes is the best way for students to develop their creative skills, but career research, job search preparation and professional-related engagement outside of classes is helpful as they navigate the future. Below […]

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How Your Student Can Get Involved on Campus

November 12, 2018

There are a variety of ways in which students can get involved on campus. Student Party is MIAD’s equivalent of Student Government. It meets weekly on Wednesdays during the Common Hour (11 – 12:30 p.m.) in Room 399A.  Student Party helps with MIAD traditions like the annual AIDS Walk WI, Blood Drives, the MIAD Halloween Party, […]

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How to Offer Support to Your Student During Midterms

November 8, 2018

Midterm reports are a way to reflect on the past eight weeks of the academic year, celebrate and recalibrate. This time of year can also produce anxiety, homesickness and uncertainty. At MIAD, academic advising supports the personal and the academic growth of each student. We are here to support and be a part of their […]

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I Do Declare: Preparing for Majors Declaration Day

October 9, 2018

At MIAD, advising works to support your student in both their passion and future profession! Majors Declaration Day is Thursday, November 8. At this event, your student will be able to declare their major and interact with department chairs, other students and alumni with a more intentional focus and direction. For First-Year Experience (FYE) students, it’s […]

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The FAFSA is now available – start the financial aid process now

October 1, 2018

Students who will attend MIAD in the fall of 2019 can begin the process of securing financial aid now at Here is an overview of the FAFSA filing and financial aid timeline: Students should file a 2019-2020 FAFSA for financial aid for the 2019-2020 academic year using your 2017 IRS tax return info. The […]

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Short-Term Study Abroad – What Parents Need to Know

August 31, 2018

Short-term study and travel abroad programs offer students a chance to broaden their world-views, immerse themselves in other cultures and environments and elevate their artistic and design practices. This year, students have one short-term study abroad opportunity: MAKING GLASGOW: CULTURE AND CREATIVITY IN A POST-INDUSTRIAL CITY Overview Led by Courtney Maloney, Bob Lynch and Ben […]

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An Overview of Advising from Alea Cross

August 28, 2018

Greetings, MIAD Parents! Here at MIAD, advising supports students holistically. With an advisor, your student considers time management and optimization, their goals as future artists and designers and their personal development as they begin “adulting.” Meeting with their advisor is essential to your student’s academic success and leveraging professional and academic opportunities. Here are tips […]

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Important Dates for Fall Semester

August 20, 2018

Before the fall semester gets fully underway, check out these important dates that you and your student should know.   August 22 – New Student Move-In August 23-24 – New Student Orientation New students will attend workshops to learn about MIAD and its resources and participate in a studio experience with faculty and mentors, among […]

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Welcome to new and returning students in Fall 2018

August 16, 2018

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 […]

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Join Us for the NextGen Workshop for Parents August 7

July 16, 2018

Having a student leave the nest brings its own familial anxieties and joys! Whether it’s concerns for your student’s acceptance on campus, academic success, time management or remembering to wake up for class, MIAD understands and shares your parental concerns. It is our pleasure to invite you to meet MIAD college leaders on campus as […]

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Follow MIAD on social media

April 26, 2018

From a behind-the-scenes look at MIAD’s 3D Lab and Sewing Lab, to insider info on what New Student Practice: Fine Arts students are doing, to upcoming events and news about alumni, there’s a lot you can learn about MIAD by following our social media accounts. Here’s a few social media accounts we recommend you follow […]

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Senior Exhibition opens this week at MIAD

April 16, 2018

MIAD’s annual Senior Exhibition, Wisconsin’s largest exhibition of its kind, features more than 100 artists and designers representing all of MIAD’s Bachelor of Fine Arts majors and minors. The 2018 Senior Exhibition opens to the general public on April 20 and runs through May 12, 2018. The Preview Night on April 18 is the MIAD […]

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MIAD Alpha Lambda Delta honor society invites parents for tours and ceremony April 13, 2018

March 30, 2018

Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) is a nationally recognized honor society celebrating freshman academic milestones. For accepted students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher, MIAD’s ALD Chapter will be inducting members Friday, April 13, 2018. As we acknowledge students for their high achievement this day, MIAD also invites all parents who would like to view the […]

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