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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 12pm 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

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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 14: Watkins College of Art | Nashville, Tennessee | 11am-3pm
Sep 15: New Orleans Center for Creative Arts | New Orleans, Louisiana | 11am-3pm
Sep 21: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design | Milwaukee, Wisconsin | 12-4pm
Sep 22: Iowa State University College of Design | Ames, Iowa | 12-4pm
Sep 28: JW Marriott Austin | Austin, Texas | 11am-3pm
Sep 28: Kansas City Art Institute | Kansas City, Missouri | 1-5pm
Sep 29: Hilton Anatole | Dallas, Texas | 12-4pm
Sep 29: Washington University | St. Louis, Missouri | 12-4pm

Oct 05: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design | Denver, Colorado | 12-4pm
Oct 05: VCU | Richmond, Virginia | 1-5pm
Oct 06: Hilton Charlotte Executive Park | Charlotte, North Carolina | 12-4pm

Oct 06: Minneapolis College of Art and Design | Minneapolis, Minnesota | 12-4pm

Oct 13: Hynes Convention Center | Boston, Massachusetts | 12-4pm

Oct 19: Herron School of Art + Design, IUPUI | Indianapolis, Indiana | 1-5pm

Oct 20: School of the Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, Illinois | 10am-2pm

Nov 02: George Mason University | Fairfax, Virginia | 1-5pm

Nov 03: Maryland Institute College of Art | Baltimore, Maryland | 12-4pm
Nov 03: College for Creative Studies | Detroit, Michigan | 12-4pm
Nov 16: Art Academy of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, Ohio | 12-4pm
Nov 17: Cleveland Institute of Art | Cleveland, Ohio | 12-4pm
Nov 17: California College of the Arts | San Francisco, California | 12-4pm

Jan 25: Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus | Miami, Florida | 11am-3pm

Jan 26: Ringling College of Art & Design | Sarasota, Florida | 12-4pm

MIAD Admissions representatives will also be at the following school/college events and fairs:

Sep 16: Kansas City Metro College Fair, Kansas City, KS
Sep 18: Union Grove College Fair, Union Grove, WI
Sep 19-October 18: Wisconsin Education Fair (
Sep 22: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Sep 23:Al Hurvis/ADAMM Education Fair, Elm Grove, WI
Sep 25: HSPVA Portfolio Day, Houston, TX
Sep 27: Lawrence High School Portfolio Day, Lawrence, KS
Sep 28-29: High School for Creative & Performing Arts Portfolio Day, Philadelphia, PA
Sep 30: Booker T. Washington Portfolio Day, Houston, TX
Sep 30: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Cincinnati, OH

Oct 01: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 02: Directions College Fair – Illinois District 214, Arlington Heights, IL
Oct 04: Denver School of the Arts College Night, Denver, CO
Oct 05: Chicago Architecture + Design College Day, IIT Campus, Chicago, IL
Oct 07: Perpich Center for the Arts Portfolio Day, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 07: Hmong American Peace Academy College Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 07-10: MATC Transfer Fairs – Downtown, Mequon, Oak Creek, West Allis, WI
Oct 08: Breck School Art & Design College Day, Minneapolis, MN
Oct 10: Oneida Higher Education Fair, Oneida, WI
Oct 10: Kalamazoo Institute of Art Portfolio Day, Kalamazoo, MI
Oct 12: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Cleveland, OH
Oct 14: Future Paths Junior College Fair, Madison, WI
Oct 14: Harold Washington College Transfer Fair, Chicago, IL
Oct 15: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Houston, TX
Oct 15: Mississippi School of the Arts Portfolio Day, Brookhaven, MS
Oct 17: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Dallas, TX
Oct 17: Wauwatosa West Portfolio Day, Wauwatosa, WI
Oct 17: Madison Area Technical College Transfer Fair, Madison, WI
Oct 18: Mukwonago High School College & Career Event, Mukwonago, WI
Oct 20: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Austin, TX
Oct 21: MARWEN College Fair, Chicago, IL
Oct 22: Niles West Portfolio Day, Skokie, IL
Oct 22: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Indianapolis, IN
Oct 23: Neenah High School College and Career Fair, Neenah, WI
Oct 23: School District of Waukesha College and Career Fair, Waukesha, WI
Oct 23: Lake Zurich Mini Portfolio Day, Lake Zurich, IL
Oct 24: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Chicago, IL
Oct 24: Atlas Preparatory Academy College Fair, Milwaukee, WI
Oct 24: Roger High School College Night, Rogers, MN
Oct 25: D214 Visual Arts Day, Arlington Heights, IL
Oct 25: Portfolio Day at Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
Oct 27: Fine Arts Center College Day, Greenville, SC
Oct 28: SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities College Day, Greenville, SC

Nov 01: Fondy Fair, Fond du Lac, WI
Nov 01: Etobicoke School of the Arts Portfolio Day, Etobicoke, ON Canada
Nov 03: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Washington, DC
Nov 04: Performing & Visual Arts College Fair, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 05: Gateway Technical College Transfer Fairs – Elkhorn, WI (AM); Racine, WI (PM)
Nov 06: Chicago 4×5 Exhibition, Oswego High School, Oswego, IL
Nov 07: Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Portfolio Day, Las Vegas, NV
Nov 09: Ryman Arts College Fair, Los Angeles, CA
Nov 09: Graphic Arts Print Expo, Harper College, Palatine, IL
Nov 11: WCTC Transfer Fair, Pewaukee, WI
Nov 18: Rockford Art Museum Portfolio Day, Rockford, IL
Nov 21-23: Illinois Art Educators Conference, St. Charles, IL

Dec 03: College of Lake County Transfer Fair, Grayslake, IL

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