MIAD has developed a unique cross-registration program with nearby Marquette University. MIAD offers all the English, Humanities & Sciences, and Art History courses needed for the BFA requirements with a variety of elective options. However, students sometimes are interested in courses we do not offer. The Marquette program was developed to expand upon our offerings and accommodate students with more specific interests. For example, through Marquette, MIAD students can take classes in foreign languages, chemistry or theology. Some students enjoy taking ballet, acting or chorus, simply for self-enrichment. As a full-time student in good standing, you are eligible to cross-register for a maximum of six credits each semester. However, you must be able to meet any prerequisites before registering for a course. The cost of enrolling in the program is included in your full-time tuition.
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.
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.
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) selected the design of MIAD alum Debbie Sajnani ’16 (Communication Design) for its 2023 annual ornament. The ornaments are recreated each year by artisans using a reserve painting technique, according to MAM.
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.
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.