Select Page

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

Please join us for the 2019 National Portfolio Day hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from noon to 4pm. The event will be held at MIAD located at 273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about National Portfolio Day and view a list of participating colleges, please visit 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

JULY 13, 2019 

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design invites you and your family to attend MIAD Information Day on Saturday, July 13, 2019. This is an opportunity for students interested in attending MIAD in fall 2020 to learn more about the college. Please RSVP or contact the Office of Admissions toll-free at 888.749.MIAD.

Events Near You

During the fall and 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 23: Des Moines Social Club | Des Moines, Iowa | 2-6pm

Sep 29: Hilton Anatole | Dallas, Texas | 11am-3pm

Sep 30: Woodlands Waterway Marriott | Houston, Texas | 12-4pm

Sep 30: Vincennes University | Vincennes, Indiana | 12-4pm

Oct 06: Art Academy of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Ohio | 12-4pm

Oct 07: Columbus College of Art & Design | Columbus, Ohio | 12-4pm

Oct 07: Minneapolis College of Art and Design | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 12-4pm

Oct 13: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 10am-2pm

Oct 14: School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | 10am – 2pm

Oct 27: Kansas City Art Institute | Kansas City, Missouri | 1-5pm

Oct 28: University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design | Ann Arbor, Michigan | 11am-3pm

Oct 28: Washington University | St. Louis, Missouri | 12-4pm

Nov 17: Cobb Galleria | Atlanta, Georgia | 12-4pm

Nov 17: Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at GWU | Washington, DC | 10am-2pm

Nov 18: Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, Maryland | 1-5pm

Nov 18: Hilton-Charlotte Executive Park | Charlotte, North Carolina | 12-4pm

Jan 05: Cornish College of the Arts | Seattle, Washington | 11am-3pm

Jan 06: Oregon College of Art and Craft | Portland, Oregon | 12-4pm

Jan 19: Wyndham Garden New Orleans Airport Hotel | Metairie, Louisiana | 11am-3pm

Jan 26: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus | Miami, Florida | 12-4pm

Jan 27: Ringling College of Art & Design | Sarasota, Florida | 12-4pm

MIAD Admissions representatives will also be at the following events:

September 10: Crown Point High School College & Career Fair, Crown Point, IN
September 12: Aquinas College Fair, La Crosse, WI
September 12: Portage College Fair, Portage, IN
September 18: CLC College Fair, Lake County, IL
October 09: NACAC Performing/Visual Arts Fair, Minneapolis, MN
October 11: Kalamazoo Institute of the Arts Portfolio Day, Kalamazoo, MI
October 15: ChiArts Portfolio Day, Chicago, IL
October 15: Marwen College Night, Chicago, IL
October 18: Madison College Transfer Fair, Madison, WI
October 25: NACAC Performing/Visual Arts Fair, Chicago, IL
October 26: Kentucky College and Career Day, Louisville, KY
November 05: Rockford Art Museum Portfolio Day, Rockford, IL
November 07: Chicago 4×5 Portfolio Review Night, Chicago, IL
November 08: Gateway Technical College Transfer Fair, Racine, WI
November 08: Illinois Art Educators Association Conference, St. Charles, IL


To download and read a PDF, get Adobe Acrobat Reader