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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.

Experiment. Explore. Discover. You are welcome here.

At this time, virtual tours and portfolio reviews are available with an admissions counselor. Please contact us at to set up an appointment. Upcoming campus events are listed below. Please use the Register Now link to learn more and register for an event. Registration links will be live when an event has been scheduled.

To receive all college materials and campus event information, please complete a request for information.


Upcoming MIAD Virtual Events:

Tuesday, September 29 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: Transfer Tuesday
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Saturday, October 10 @ 11AM CST MIAD Information Session
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Monday, October 12 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: How to Develop a Portfolio Register Now!
Saturday, October 24 @ 11AM CST MIAD Information Session: Virtual Campus Tour Register Now!
Tuesday, October 27 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: Transfer Tuesday Register Now!
Saturday, November 14 @ 11AM CST MIAD Information Session Register Now!
Monday, November 16 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: How to Develop a Portfolio Register Now!
Tuesday, November 24 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: Transfer Tuesday Register Now!
Tuesday, December 1 @ 6PM CST MIAD Information Session: Virtual Campus Tour Register Now!
2020 Milwaukee National Portfolio Day

The Milwaukee/Chicago 2020 Virtual National Portfolio Day hosted by the National Portfolio Day Association will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 11am to 3pm CST. This is an online event. To register, please visit We encourage prospective students and their families, high school teachers, community college faculty and school counselors to attend this free event.

MIAD representatives will also attend all Virtual Portfolio Days in other regions during 2020. To see a list of events, please visit our 2020 National Portfolio Days and (Virtual) Events Near You pages.

2020 National Portfolio Days

MIAD participates in a number of Portfolio Day events sponsored by the National Portfolio Day Association. This year, all events will be held virtually.

You can visit the National Portfolio Day website to see the full schedule of events, and register for a portfolio review here. MIAD will participate in the following 2020 National Portfolio Days (organized by date and state):

*Note: All events take place 11am-3pm CST.

Saturday, September 19: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

Saturday, September 26: Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma

Saturday, October 3: Colorado, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming

Sunday, October 4: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont

Saturday, October 10: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah

Sunday, October 18: Illinois, Wisconsin

Saturday, October 24: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Canada

Sunday, November 1: District of Colombia, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

Sunday, November 8: Michigan

Sunday, November 15: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Canada

Saturday, November 21: Ohio, West Virginia

Sunday, November 22: International Students

Saturday, December 5: Florida

(VIRTUAL) Events Near You

During the fall and winter, MIAD admissions representatives usually travel North America to meet prospective students. However, this is a year unlike any other we have experienced! Our Admissions team will be at a number of virtual events this fall – from college fairs to virtual portfolio days and school visits, we’re doing it all! We are happy to discuss our programs, admissions process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and portfolio development with you and your family.

SEPTEMBER 30: Applying to Arts Programs in the time of COVID-19 Panel Discussion
Representatives from Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Columbia College Chicago and Minneapolis College of Art and Design will provide information and tips about applying to visual arts and performing arts programs on Wednesday, September 30th at 7pm CST. Panelists will discuss the benefits of attending an arts college, share valuable tips for preparing a polished portfolio or audition, and provide an overview of the programs offered at their respective institutions. This panel will benefit students who are interested in pursuing fine arts, media arts, design, or performing arts majors.
Register here!

OCTOBER 1: LACHSA College Fair
MIAD will offer a virtual college visit as part of the LA County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) College Fair. #LACHSACollegeFair
Learn more here!

OCTOBER 3: Chicago Architecture + Design College Day
MIAD will participate in the 30th Annual Chicago Architecture + Design College Day, a free event open to high school and college students, parents, teachers and counselors interested in learning more about careers in architecture, interior design, construction management and landscape architecture. Over 50 college and university representatives will be available to provide information and answer questions on their respective degree programs.
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OCTOBER 7: Wisconsin Education Fair
MIAD will participate in the Fall 2020 Wisconsin Education Fair virtual college fair series. This event will offer access to explore more than 100 post secondary options. The fair runs from 3pm-5pm CST followed by an interactive financial aid and scholarship presentation, along with a variety of other information sessions through 6pm CST.
Register here!


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September 1, 2020
MIAD begins accepting applications for 2021

October 18, 2020
Milwaukee/Chicago Virtual National Portfolio Day 11AM - 3PM CST
Learn more!