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Admissions Events

MIAD offers several in-person and virtual events throughout the year for prospective students to learn more. From information sessions to Portfolio Days, we invite you to join us for an event!

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MIAD participates in many in-person and online National Portfolio Day events. The 2022-23 season is now underway. This year, a mixture of in-person and virtual events will be held. View the full schedule at

All events (both online and in-person) require pre-registration at

To learn more about Milwaukee National Portfolio Day and to pre-register, please visit


You can meet us at the following National Portfolio Day events (all times are Central unless noted):

December 4 Online VisitDays at 11AM-3PM
January 8 Online VisitDays at 12-4PM ET
January 21 Miami, Florida Chapman Conference Center 12-4PM EST
January 22 Sarasota, Florida Ringing College of Art and Design 12-4PM EST
May 6 Online VisitDays at 12-4PM EST




MIAD admissions representatives participate in many college fairs and regional events throughout the year. We look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event!

Many events require registration. Please visit the event website for registration details.

*all times are local to the venue unless otherwise noted

A MIAD representative will be available to meet with you at all Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEFS) this fall and in spring 2023. View the WEF schedule here.

December 7 Lake Park High School Postsecondary Fair Roselle, Illinois 6 – 8 p.m.
April 20 Johnsburg High School College Fair Johnsburg, Illinois 12 – 2 p.m.
April 23 Illinois High School Art Exhibition Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois TBD
April 23 Ohio Governor’s Youth Art Exhibition Rhodes Tower, Columbus, Ohio  TBD

*If disability-related accommodations are needed to participate in MIAD Admissions events, please contact the Office of Admissions at 414-291-8070.

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Photography alum featured in Madison, WI solo exhibition

Photography alum Sarah Stankey ’13 shares the vulnerable and traumatic experience of 90 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in her new exhibition “What to Expect,” hosted by Madison’s Arts + Literature Laboratory as part of the Bridge Work Madison program.

NSP: Fine Arts students exhibit at TASK Creative

Twelve New Studio Practice: Fine Arts sophomores took their art out of the classroom and exhibited work locally at TASK Creative as part of Adjunct Assistant Professor Grant Gill’s course “Singularity & Multiplicity.”


Now accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2023
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October 1
FAFSA opens for Fall 2023 applicants

November 5
MIAD Information Day
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December 1
Early Application Date
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