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Inclusivity & Diversity at MIAD

Guided by our Core Value of Inclusion, to find strength in diversity, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design commits to maintaining an environment where its diverse community of students, employees, and guests are met with mutual respect and an appreciation of their individual differences.

Cultures of today are influenced in unprecedented ways, as technology accelerates change and introduces new media, educational attainment rises worldwide, and declarations of self-identity become the norm. Previously-unheard voices are finding platforms and audiences, allowing for greater appreciation and critique of the world we inhabit. MIAD is a part of this changing world, and the disciplines we study at MIAD give voice to an emerging collection of diverse, skilled, and empowered creative professionals ready to shape the world around them.

Here you will find resources for learning more about diversity and inclusion, information on upcoming events, and our Equity and Inclusion Action Plan:

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Product Design students visualize unique toys

Juniors in the Compelling Narratives and Visualizations Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) were challenged with understanding brand momentum and partnerships.

Milwaukee County Historical Society honors MIAD

In celebration of 50 years of art and design education, the Milwaukee County Historical Society honored the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) at their annual Awards Dinner on May 9, 2024.

GDUSA names MIAD Communication Design a top program

Solution-oriented, hands-on visual literacy: this is a core quality of the Communication Design program at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). In 2024, Graphic Design USA Magazine recognized MIAD’s Communication Design major as one of the top programs in the nation.

Students receive national honors from Society of Illustrators

Four illustration students and graduates from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) received national honors from the Society of Illustrators. MIAD’s Illustration and Animation programs were also ranked highly by Animation Career Review magazine.

Wool-ful: Senior Exhibition 2024

Intentionality and purpose have been driving forces in Mary Frances Hoffman’s life that continue at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Combine them with a passion for knitting and sensory needs and you have Wool-ful, Hoffman’s senior exhibition project in Product Design.