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Application Process

MIAD continues to accept applications for Fall 2021.
Application Deadline: August 1


This is a place where what you make matters, where every piece has value. We’ll nurture your vision in a community dedicated to shaping your creative life and career. Our faculty will inspire, motivate, educate and prepare you for a future as a professional artist or designer. You’ll have opportunities to take on real-world projects, internships and service learning with notable organizations and business partners who recognize MIAD’s impact on the region’s creative vitality and its vibrant design community. We arm our students with the creative problem solving and innovative skills desired by many of today’s employers and useful in entrepreneurial endeavors, and we are committed to educating those who will influence contemporary society.

Your MIAD education will be both personal and professional. It will be the start of the lifelong pursuit of your creative career where you’ll watch your ideas transform from sketches to rich, inventive reality. We encourage you to join us.


Admissions Checklist:

Application: Submit your completed online application which includes an essay. The essay is a chance for you to tell us about yourself, or to upload an artist or designer statement. MIAD uses SlideRoom for its online application where you may submit an application and upload your portfolio.

Official Transcripts: Ask your high school and all post-secondary institutions attended to submit an official copy of your transcripts. If you received a high school equivalency, request your GED scores be sent from your State Board of Education. If you have earned a Bachelors Degree, submit only a final transcript from the college where you earned your degree.


  • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): 014203
  • ACT/PLAN Code: 4701
  • SAT/PSAT Code: 1506
  • AP (Advanced Placement) Code: 1506
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Code: 7590

If you need to find a different code for MIAD, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Are you a former MIAD student looking to return? Visit the readmit student page.



July 31, 2021
Fall 2021 new student registration deadline

August 15, 2021
Online application opens for Fall 2022/Spring 2022 applicants

August 17-18, 2021
New student Move-In

August 19-20, 2021
New student Orientation

August 23, 2021
First Day of Fall Classes