Technology at MIAD
MIAD uses state of the art technology related to the creation of art and design.
Computers are available for use to all MIAD students. Institutional Technology staff and their student monitors are available for assistance in the labs. The Technology Services desk provides a wide array of computer equipment and accessories for all students including laptop chargers, a plethora of adapters and digital drawing accessories. The labs are the following:
- 235A – 1 computer
- 235B – 19 computers, 20 Wacom tablets
- 245 – 19 computers
- 255 – 21 computers
- 270 Digital Media Classroom – 1 Wacom tablet
- 440 Emerging Technology Center – 6 computers
- 445 Innovation Center – 3 computers, 5 tablets
- Library – 4 Computers
Lubar Emerging Technology Center (ETC)
The Lubar Emerging Technology Center (ETC) is a place where MIAD students, staff and faculty engage with technologies as they develop. The purpose of the Lubar ETC is to help students learn how to learn to use technology to support their creative practice. All students have full access to the lab, regardless of course of study or discipline. The lab supports 3 types of digital making: Rapid Prototyping, Immersive Technology, and Physical Computing.
For detailed information, visit the Lubar Emerging Technology Center here.
Campus technology help desk and support portal
Working at the periphery of student life, staff members hold technical and administrative positions that allow for the smooth operation of the college’s day-to-day and long-term activities. When they’ve clocked out of the MIAD building, they’re home, in the studio, outside in nature– and exercising their own creative muscles and sustaining personal arts practices. “After Hours,” the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Gallery at the Ave’s latest exhibition is the first of its kind for the college where staff talents are in the limelight.
During the fall 2023 semester, the Lubar Emerging Technology Center at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) hosts “Technique of the Week” demonstrations for students, faculty and staff. MIAD community members are invited to attend presentations on everything from 3D scanning objects to fermentation to Minecraft. Most recently, attendees played pinball on a handmade virtual pinball machine.
Four students were honored at the inaugural Latine Student Exhibition, on view at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) until October 13, 2023. Coordinated by rhi anderson-martinez, executive director of equity and inclusion at MIAD, the exhibition highlights and celebrates the art and design skills of MIAD’s Latine students during Hispanic Heritage Month.
Brad Anthony Bernard, professor of fine art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), will participate in a panel discussion about Frederick Law Olmsted at the 2023 annual conference of the Olmsted Network in Milwaukee. An accomplished muralist, Bernard designed a mural depicting Olmsted which will be displayed at a public mural and sculpture garden in Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) welcomes Anna Hillary as the new full-time Assistant Professor of Writing and Humanities following a national search.