Select Page

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 students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.

IAD seniors tour construction site of The Couture

Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.

Ornament Trail features MIAD alumni, faculty, students

For decades, Milwaukee has hosted an annual Holiday Lights Festival. To commemorate the festival’s 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Downtown will also host the new Ornament Trail this year. Five Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni and one instructor, who teamed up with both students and alumni, produced giant ornaments for the event.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Sarah Eichhorn

Sarah Eichhorn, Visiting Instructor of Fashion and Apparel Design, received the October 2023 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Eichhorn’s nominations speak to her Kindness, Inclusiveness, Innovation and support of MIAD’s Community.


Accepting applications for Fall and Spring 2024
Apply now!

December 1, 2023
Priority Application Date

December 2023
FAFSA available for 2024-25 school year
Use MIAD's school code: 014203

February 10, 2024 | 12 – 3 p.m.
MIAD Information Day
Register now

February 15, 2024
Application & Merit Scholarship Priority Deadline
Apply now!

May 1, 2024
Tuition Deposit Deadline