Your creative path
There is an energy to this place, and we thrive on it. We collaborate, innovate and solve problems together. We connect in meaningful ways and take inspiration from the vibrant world around us. We believe in the power of art and design to not merely reflect the world, but to change it.
This is where your passion finds purpose.
Find your fit.
Pursue your passion.
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Experience MIAD for yourself.
A MIAD education goes beyond making. It offers rich, immersive exploration of contemporary communication across disciplines and modes of making.
MIAD by the numbers. Ranked in the top 20 small art colleges in the nation. Ranked in the top 10 best schools for Illustration in the Great Lakes. Ranked in the top 10 in the Midwest for Communication Design. 4 MIAD NSP Students have been accepted to the prestigious Yale Norfolk summer program in the last 4 years. Nearly 30% of MIAD graduates own their own businesses.
“The included artists [MIAD Alumni] demonstrate strengths in a variety of media, a testament to the college’s multimedia approach and trends of the current art world.”
“You don’t measure MIAD’s impact just by the wonderful artists it educates. Its grads work in companies throughout the region… MIAD is a vital part of our creative capital.”
“The talent of the MIAD students is inspiring, and the faculty really does a great job of leading the students toward a real-world experience. That is a goal where all truly benefit.”
Do what you love
You’ll be prepared to take on the professional world with a voice and vision all your own. Do what you love for a living. Do it for life.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MIAD?
Early Application Deadline
MIAD’s early application deadline is December 1. Submit your application now!
Check out MIAD’s Holiday Sale December 1 – 3, 2022!
Summer Pre-College 2023
Summer pre-college registration is open!
View MIAD’s new merchandise now available for sale!
Product Design junior lands Nike GLAM internship
Neighborhood markers and community: Brandon Minga
Photography alum featured in Madison, WI solo exhibition
MIAD Student Org: BLAC hosts MAM teens
THEN AS NOW: Woodland Pattern 1980 – 2022
Dates: October 10 – December 3, 2022
Reception: October 14, 5 – 8 p.m.
Call for Proposals
MIAD Call for 2024 Exhibition Proposals
Submit your proposal by January 31, 2023