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Admissions Events

MIAD offers several in-person and virtual events throughout the year for prospective students to learn more. MIAD also participates in additional college fairs and events throughout the year. For information regarding specific events, please contact From information sessions to Portfolio Days, we invite you to join us for an event!

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MIAD Info Day

MIAD Information Days

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design invites you and your family to attend one of MIAD’s Information Days. These events are an opportunity for students interested in attending MIAD to learn more about the college. Please join us for presentations, tours and activities!

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National Portfolio Day

MIAD participates in many in-person and online National Portfolio Day events! Meet with a MIAD representative for a free portfolio review. 

National Portfolio Day Milwaukee

Milwaukee National Portfolio Day

MIAD hosts Milwaukee National Portfolio Day each October. The event is free and open to the public, but requires registration. This is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend!

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Wisconsin Education Fairs

MIAD admissions representatives participate in every Wisconsin Education Fair throughout the year. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event! 

Art ConnectED

Art ConnectED

MIAD admissions representatives attend every Art ConnectED event. Stop by to meet us!

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Visit MIAD

A visit to MIAD’s campus is an opportunity to see what our students see. Neat, it is not. There is dust. There is grit. Paint has been spilled. People are at work here, and this is the place where your passion can find purpose.


MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes June 2024 new members

At their June 2024 meeting, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed Sarah Smith Pancheri and Keven Ringgold as new members serving on behalf of MIAD under the leadership of Board Chair Deanna Tillisch and college president Jeff Morin.

Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

Students returning to classes in the Printmaking Lab at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) this fall will notice a new addition—an additional printing press donated to the college by Guardian Fine Art Services.

MIAD showcases Layton School of Art alum Lois Ehlert

This summer, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is pleased to host an exhibition of work by renowned Wisconsin illustrator and artist Lois Ehlert in “Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life.” Ehelrt’s work is joined by an exhibition of work by MIAD students in their transformative junior years.


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December 31, 2023
FAFSA available for 2024-25 school year
Use MIAD's FAFSA code: 014203

June 1, 2024
Tuition Deposit Deadline
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