It’s different here.
There is a gritty energy to this place,
and we thrive on it.
It’s central to the journey we’re on
as we work, create, tear down,
start over, fail, succeed, fail again,
triumph, and transition
from being purely passionate
to being passionate professionals.
We build off of one another,
collaborate and solve problems together.
We connect in meaningful ways
to the community and take inspiration
from the environment we’re a part of
to help make our neighborhood,
city, state, country and world a better place.
We believe in the power of art and design
to not merely reflect the world, but to change it.
where passion finds purpose
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is Wisconsin’s only four-year, private college of visual art and design, offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communication Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture and Design, and New Studio Practice: Fine Arts.