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.
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.”
“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?
Kicking off on Small Business Saturday, November 25, visit MIAD Gallery at The Ave’s first-ever Holiday Outlet.
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First-Year students celebrate at FYE Media Arts Festival ’23
MIAD alum Sajnani selected as MAM 2023 ornament designer
IAD seniors tour construction site of The Couture
MIAD students receive 2023 GDUSA Graphic Design Awards
Frederick Layton Gallery
Works from the Layton School of Art
October 2 – December 8, 2023
Layton School of Art Illustration alum.
Brooks Stevens Gallery
Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians
January 8 – March 2, 2024
Mars Pertson, “dividEnvision.”