Checking In With Your Student – What to Discuss?

September 11, 2019

MIAD Advising supports the personal and the academic growth of each student, new and returning. Now is a moment for students to reflect: How am I adjusting to college? While some may be adjusting seamlessly, others may need to make adjustments to be more successful while navigating homesickness and other anxiety-producing uncertainties. MIAD’s Advising Office […]

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How Your Student Can Sell Their Work at the 2019 MIAD Holiday Sale

September 11, 2019

MIAD students have two opportunities throughout the school year to showcase and sell their work to a wide audience: at the Creative Fusion gala in May and at the MIAD Holiday Sale in December. Registration is now open for MIAD students (and alumni) to sell their work at the 2019 MIAD Holiday Sale, December 5 […]

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Welcome to the MIAD Family Forum!

August 16, 2019

Parents and family members, We are excited to welcome our new and returning students to campus this fall. Our incoming class is the largest in the college’s history. Over the summer, we have been busy preparing additional studio spaces, a new science lab and other areas of campus. In addition, we have hired several new […]

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Important Dates for the Fall Semester

August 16, 2019

Before the fall semester gets fully underway, check out these important dates that you and your student should know.   August 20-21 – New Student Move-In August 20-24 – New Student Orientation New students attend workshops to learn about MIAD and its resources, and participate in a studio experience with faculty and mentors, among other […]

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Curricular collaborations with Milwaukee organizations offer professional experiences to MIAD students

May 15, 2019

Each year, MIAD collaborates with corporate and nonprofit partners on a variety of curricular projects to enhance students’ real-world, professional experiences while providing invaluable intellectual property and products to our partners. Projects span all majors, but in the Spring 2019 semester alone, Illustration and Communication Design departments worked with several organizations. Here are the highlights: […]

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2019 Year In Review

May 14, 2019

2019 has been an extraordinary year for MIAD and its students. Take a look back at a few of their accomplishments as we head into the summer. 1. MIAD Innovation Center launches. In Fall 2018, the college launched the MIAD Innovation Center, which combines technology and students’ creativity to design solutions for Milwaukee business and […]

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Alumni profile – Ethan Keister ’17

April 10, 2019

While a student at MIAD, Ethan Keister ‘17 (Communication Design) was named a 2017 Student to Watch by Graphic Design USA. Ethan recently updated us on his post grad life. What is your current job? I’m currently an art director at Zizzo Group – an advertising agency that specializes in digital marketing. I do many […]

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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 www.fafsa.gov. 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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