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Your Creative Path Starts Here.

Your creative path
starts here.

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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

MIAD profiled in Newsweek

MIAD’s campus was profiled in Newsweek’s 2023 Leading Art & Design Programs in the US.

2023 Sponsor Insight Newsweek MIAD

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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 7% 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.”

 

John McKinnon

Former Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Museum

“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.”

 

Julia Taylor

Retired President, Greater Milwaukee Committee

“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.”

 

Ray Drea

Chief Stylist, Harley-Davidson Motor Corporation

CAREER OUTCOMES

Do what you love
for life.

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.

 

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EQUITY + INCLUSION

Creating an
inclusive MIAD.

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff or visitor, we encourage you to join us as we create a more equitable and inclusive college.

 

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EQUITY + INCLUSION

Creating an
inclusive MIAD.

Whether you’re a student, faculty member, staff or visitor, we encourage you to join us as we create a more equitable and inclusive college.

 

Learn More
MIAD's Equity and Inclusion Center

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MIAD?

Admitted Student Day

You are invited to attend MIAD’s Admitted Student Day on Saturday, April 27, 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.!

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Detail of a haunting collagraph print of a dark blue empty house in disrepair.

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Overture Center gallery hosts MIAD alumni

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Direct-to-can printing company cultivates MIAD partnership

Nirmal Raja

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Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Posters of set design and costumes for the fictional band Fievre.

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Battle of the Bands: Product Design class showdown

EXHIBITIONS

Frederick Layton Gallery

Old Type, New Ways
Work from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

January 16 – March 9, 2024

Rick Griffith.

Brooks Stevens Gallery

Growing Resistance
Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians

January 8 – March 2, 2024

Mars Pertson, “dividEnvision.”