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Visit & Events


A visit to MIAD’s campus is an opportunity to see what our students see. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design welcomes visits to campus for prospective students through the Office of Admissions. Admissions representatives are available for individual appointments weekdays during normal business hours. If you are interested in scheduling a campus visit or an in-person portfolio review, please contact the Office of Admissions at 888.749.MIAD or

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

National Portfolio Day

MIAD hosts National Portfolio Day on its campus annually in mid-October. We encourage prospective students and their families, high school teachers, community college faculty and school counselors to attend this free event.

Learn more about Portfolio Day at MIAD.

MIAD representatives also visit a number of Portfolio Days around the country. To see a list of events MIAD representatives will attend, please review our Events Near You. To see a list of all National Portfolio Day events, please visit

Upcoming On-Campus Events

APRIL 2018

MIAD invites all students admitted for fall 2018 and their families to attend Campus Visit Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018 on MIAD’s campus located at 273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53202. Campus Visit Day provides opportunities to tour our campus and residence hall, TWO50TWO, to secure a place in the fall 2018 class and residence hall, as well as meet fellow classmates. Detailed information on Campus Visit Day will be mailed to admitted students in spring.

Events Near You

During fall and early winter, MIAD admissions representatives travel North America to meet prospective students. We are happy to discuss our programs, admissions process, scholarship and financial aid opportunities, and portfolio development with you and your family. Visits to specific high schools usually occur the week prior to or after a portfolio day in a specific state or region; for more detailed information about high school visits, please consult your school’s art department.

If an admissions representative will not attend an event near you, we encourage all students to visit MIAD’s campus. Tours and portfolio reviews are available by appointment, and you may schedule a visit by calling the Office of Admissions at 1‑888‑749‑MIAD or by emailing

MIAD Admissions representatives will be at the following National Portfolio Days:

Sep 24: Des Moines Social Club | Des Moines, Iowa | 1:30-5:30pm
Sep 30: JW Marriott Austin | Austin, Texas | 11am-3pm
Sep 30: Herron School of Art and Design | Indianapolis, Indiana | 1-5pm
Oct 01: Hilton Anatole | Dallas, Texas | 12-4pm

Oct 07: Art Academy of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Ohio | 12-4pm
Oct 08: Cleveland Institute of Art | Cleveland, Ohio | 1-5pm
Oct 08: Minneapolis College of Art and Design | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 12-4pm
Oct 14: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 10am-2pm
Oct 15: School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | 10am – 2pm
Oct 28: Kansas City Art Institute | Kansas City, Missouri | 1-5pm
Oct 29: Kendall College of Art and Design | Grand Rapids, Michigan | 1-5pm

Oct 29: Washington University | St. Louis, Missouri | 12-4pm
Nov 11: Hilton-Charlotte Executive Park | Charlotte, North Carolina | 12-4pm
Jan 13: Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport Hotel | Metairie, Louisiana | 11-3pm
Jan 20: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus | Miami, Florida | 12-4pm

*for detailed information on Portfolio Day events, visit

MIAD Admissions representatives will also be at the following events:

September 11: Crown Point High School College & Career Fair, Crown Point, IN
September 11: Oswego East College Fair, Oswego, IL
September 12: Portage College Fair, Portage, IN
September 13: Union Grove College Fair, Union Grove, WI
September 25 – October 20: Wisconsin Education Fairs, Wisconsin
September 27: HSPVA Portfolio Day, Houston, TX
September 29: Fine Arts Center High School College Day, Greenville, SC

October 3: Ivy Tech Community College Portfolio Day, Indianapolis, IN
October 9: Harold Washington College Transfer Fair, Chicago, IL
October 9: Perpich Center for Arts Education Portfolio Day, Golden Valley, MN
October 11: Wauwatosa West High School Portfolio Day, Wauwatosa, WI
October 12: Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Portfolio Day, Kalamazoo, MI

October 12: Pius XI Catholic High School Portfolio Day, Milwaukee, WI
October 13: Wauwatosa East High School Portfolio Day, Wauwatosa, WI
October 13: MARWEN Portfolio Night, Chicago, IL
October 16: MARWEN College Night, Chicago, IL
October 16: ChiArts Portfolio Day, Chicago, IL
October 16: Milwaukee Area Community College Transfer Fair, Milwaukee, WI
October 17: Milwaukee Area Community College Transfer Fair, West Allis, WI
October 17: Niles West High School Portfolio Day, Skokie, IL

October 18: Wisconsin Community and Technical College Fair, Mequon, WI
October 18: Lake Zurich Portfolio Day, Lake Zurich, IL
October 19: Milwaukee Area Technical College Transfer Fair, Oak Creek, WI
October 26: Muskego High School Art Night, Muskego, WI
October 30: STLCC Florissant Valley Portfolio Day, St. Louis, MO
October 30: Interlochen Arts Academy Portfolio Day, Interlochen, MI
October 31: Meramec Portfolio Day, St. Louis, MO

November 3: Etobicoke School of the Arts Portfolio Day, Toronto, ON Canada
November 6: Rockford Art Museum (RAM) Portfolio Day, Rockford, IL
November 8: Gateway Technical College Transfer Fair – Racine Campus, Racine, WI
November 30: Las Vegas Art Academy Portfolio Day, Las Vegas, NV
November 30: IAEA Conference, St. Charles, IL

December 1: IAEA Conference, St. Charles, IL

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