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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

Student work featured in House of History

House of History launched its new website during Pride month featuring MIAD student art. Read how the project started!

 

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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.

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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.

 

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MIAD's Equity and Inclusion Center

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT MIAD?

Call for Submissions

Be part of our legacy. Alumni, submit work for the Alumni Digital Exhibition by July 1, 2024.

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Professor of First-Year Experience produces mural with daughter

Keven Ringgold and Sarah Smith Pancheri

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MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes June 2024 new members

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Illustration major designs poster for Milwaukee Art Museum

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Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

EXHIBITIONS

Brooks Stevens Gallery

Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life

June 17 – August 3, 2024

Frederick Layton Gallery

Don’t Call Me Junior! 2024
Excerpts from MIAD’s 3rd Year Experience

June 3 – July 20, 2024