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Associated Bank sponsors MIAD Pre-College students

For Kyla Chester-Hopkins and Matthew Goss, the summer 2022 Pre-College program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) meant a new perspective on their artistic practices. Presented by Associated Bank, the MIAD Pre-College program is dedicated to developing high school students’ artistic skills and preparing them for college and a career in art and design.

A nationally recognized program, MIAD’s Pre-College classes take place on weekends and during the summer. Students select instruction in studio concepts ranging from beginner to advanced and covering topics from painting and screenprinting to graphic design and fashion upcycling. Matthew Goss, a Core Photography student in 2022 from Rufus King High School, said of the program, “I gained a greater appreciation for design and art as well as discovering and gaining insight into careers in the creative field.”

“I have gained an increased perspective on photo and film,” says Kyla Chester-Hopkins, who studied in the 2022 iteration of Advanced Photo & Film. Chester-Hopkins, a student from Pathways High in Milwaukee, continues “vulnerability plays a huge part in growing a person and artist.”

With generous support from Associated Bank, MIAD’s Pre-College program offers merit-based scholarships as well as scholarships through Wisconsin’s Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and many local foundations and private donors. The deadline to apply for a Pre-College scholarship for summer 2023 is Saturday, April 1.

Learn more about MIAD’s Pre-College program!

Presented by Associated Bank


MIAD Gallery at The Ave celebrates opening

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) celebrates its first offsite gallery during its grand opening on April 6, 2023 from 6 – 8 p.m. MIAD invites the public to attend the event and to explore the new Gallery at The Ave, located at 301 W. Wisconsin Ave in The Avenue near the 3rd Street Market Hall.

First-Year Exhibition 2023 winners announced

Four winners and three honorable mentions were selected at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) First-Year Experience Student Exhibition opening reception on Friday, March 24, 2023. Renato Umali, Mariah Tate Klemens and Gabrielle Banzhaf, the three jurors, commended all the participating students for their strong work.

Communication Design senior lands Nike Internship

Catherine Currie ’23 (Communication Design), a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), was selected for the highly competitive graphic design internship at Nike. The internship will take place over 10 weeks this summer at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.

MIAD Defines 2023: Day of play

For the 2023 iteration of MIAD Defines, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design dedicated Tuesday, March 21 to playing. With the aim to connect, converse and learn across majors, years and disciplines, this year’s MIAD Defines was a resounding success.

Peter Barrickman selected as NSP: Fine Arts full-time faculty

Following a national search, Peter Barrickman has been selected as the newest full-time faculty member in New Studio Practice (NSP): Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). An internationally recognized artist, Barrickman also co-founded Mazzzagine, a publication dedicated to supporting artists and fostering collaboration.


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