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Registration Information

Spring 2024 registration information is now available!  
Link to the spring schedule of classes (minor information is included, and much more):

Informational email, Programs of study (you will receive a separate email for each of your majors/minors), and registration planner have been sent out to all students via email. Please read the entire informational email! There is a lot of information in it that you may find helpful.

Spring 2024 registration will take place online during the common time. We will also have in-person assistance available in room 225 during registration. Instructions and the link for registration will be emailed the week before registration.


Seniors – Monday, November 6th
Juniors – Tuesday, November 7th
Sophomores – Wednesday, November 8th
First-Year – Thursday, November 9th

Your registration planner has your assigned registration day & time. You will not be able to log into the registration system before your assigned day & time. The system won’t let you in before your assigned day/time.

If you are not able to attend your registration day/time (for any reason) you may register during any of the other registration days & times AFTER your assigned day/time. If you are not able to attend any of the registration sessions, you can bring your signed registration planner to the Registrar’s office beginning November 13th. Online registration will only be available during registration week (November 6th – 9th) during the common time (it closes between registration sessions). After the registration week, you will need to come to the Registrar’s office to register.

Be assured that we will work with you to get you into your major classes. MIAD guarantees seats in your major classes but cannot guarantee specific sections or topics. Please be flexible and willing to move things around. If you are not able to get into a full schedule during registration, Don’t Panic! Megan and Jean will work with you to ensure that you get into the classes you need to progress towards graduation. Registration is just a process and your schedule can change up through the first week of the spring semester!

If you read nothing else, read this:

Registration is just a process! If you are not able to get into the classes that you need, do not panic! The Registrar’s office will work with you to get into the classes that you need to progress towards graduation. MIAD guarantees seats in your major classes! MIAD cannot guarantee specific days/times or topics. After registration, the Registrar’s office goes through every registration to ensure that prerequisites are met and that students are enrolled in the classes they need to progress towards graduation. As you can imagine, this process takes some time! Please be patient and we will contact students that are not in all of their classes to progress towards graduation.

More Helpful information:

How to read your Program of Study – how to read your program of study & program of study for each major by class. There is a lot of useful information in these videos (if I do say so myself :).


– DS307C: Like, Share, Follow – TTH 8:30 – 11:00

– FYE199P: Interior Architecture + Design – TTH 8:30-11:00

NASC220E: only M 8:30-11:00

NASC350A, B & C can be taken as either science (register for the NASC350 section) or as humanities (register for the HUMT340 section):

HUMT340G: Evolution T 12:30-3:00
HUMT340H: Defenders of the Environment F 8:30-11:00
HUMT340J: Environmental Literacy TH 8:30-11:00

NSP307C: Intermediate Sculpture – prerequisite changed to: Open Studio I: Sculpture required

NSP407C: Adv. Sculpture – prerequisite changed to: Open Studio II: Sculpture required

NSP407A is cross-listed with NSP307A and on MW 12:30-3:00

DS307P & Q were Comics Art NOW Intro to Comics (days & times did not change)

DS307J: Furniture: Design Build I change to MW 12:30-3:00

FYE199: Visual Development & Storytelling and Beginning Sewing can be applied as studio electives if applicable.

NSP307C: Sculpture & NSP407C meet the same day & time: TTH 6:00-8:30pm.





Fall 2023 Academic Calendar:

August 21 – Fall classes begin

August 25 – Open enrollment ends at 2:00pm

September 4 – Labor Day Holiday – no classes

October 9 – 10 – Fall break – no classes

October 27 – Last day to withdraw from fall classes (by 2:00pm)

November 22 – 24 – Thanksgiving break – no classes

December 8 – End of fall classes

Spring 2024 Academic Calendar:

January 15 – Martin Luther King jr. Day – no classes

January 16 – Spring classes begin

January 22 – Open enrollment ends at 2:00pm

March 11 – 15 – Spring break – no classes

March 22 – Last day to withdraw from spring classes (by 2:00pm)

May 3 – End of spring classes

May 11 – Graduation Ceremony


Battle of the Bands: Product Design class showdown

French Renaissance alt rock met space cowboy country from the future in one Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Students in Storytelling: Compelling Narrative of the Design Process were tasked with creating a band, complete with newly designed instruments, stage plots and lighting, costumes and even a feature on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary work: Growing Resistance

In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.

Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Dale Shidler

Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.

MIAD students, alumni, faculty create work for ThriveOn King

Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.