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The MIAD Alumni Association is a dues-free community of MIAD, MSA, and Layton School alumni promoting engagement and connection through activities and events, benefitting the college, its alumni and students, and the greater creative community.

MIAD alums can stay connected through the monthly alumni e-newsletter, alumni lab access, quarterly Alumni Association meetings, or volunteering to serve on the MIAD Alumni Association Board.

The MIAD Alumni Association offers benefits ranging from affordable lab access, an alumni email account, to career services.

  • To request your MIAD Alumni Email account, contact
  • MIAD is proud to be one of the few AICAD colleges that provide its alumni lab access.
  • MIAD alumni are eligible for a courtesy library card as long as they are in good standing with both the MIAD BO and the MIAD library. Courtesy library cards are issued in-person at the MIAD Learning Commons and are good for one year from the date of request. Check the current Learning Common Hours or email to plan your visit!
  • MIAD Career Services offers graduates the opportunity to create a profile on the Handshake platform and to book 1-1 appointments with an advisor.


Join our mailing listDid you know that MIAD partners with Google Apps to offer free e-mail accounts to all alumni?

  • Contact to request your MIAD Alumni Email account.
  • Receive the Alumni Association’s monthly e-newsletter and special events invites by updating your Professional Profile Form.
  • Have a Class Note of an event or recent success you would like to share? Send the details in an e-mail to
  • Want to be considered for a social media spotlight of your recent work/success? Submit a write up and images via our Alumni Social Media Spotlight Form.
  • MIAD Alumni Spotlight page features interviews and stories of our incredible alumni community

Whether you use the free alumni e-mail address or your own, you can receive information about the creative endeavors of MIAD alumni in Milwaukee and throughout the world, current MIAD exhibits and public events, and alumni networking opportunities.


MIAD alumni have numerous opportunities to network online:


Alumni Facilities Access 

MIAD alumni are granted access to all college lab facilities for one year after graduation. If you are within one year of graduation, please email to receive an Alumni ID and information on how to schedule a lab appointment.

Alumni who are beyond one year of graduation are asked to pay an annual $25 fee to receive an Alumni ID, required for access to the labs. This fee supports awards to MIAD seniors, helping cover their thesis costs. If you graduated more than one year ago, please read the Alumni Facilities Access Policy and request an Alumni ID. After completing the form, you will receive an email with information on how to schedule a lab appointment.

Alumni Usage of Labs

MIAD is proud to be one of the few art and design colleges that provide its alumni community continued access to its labs after graduation. MIAD welcomes its alumni to use its lab facilities in support of their continued creative and professional growth. Having alumni in our labs working along with our current students, helps MIAD cultivate and enrich a culture of diverse making base practices in our community.

Alumni Professional Directory

View the alumni professional directory to connect with classmates!

Three MIAD alumni chat.

How to request a transcript

Transcript Information and Procedures

  • There is a $5.00 processing fee for EACH transcript (official or unofficial).
  • Payment can be made with either cash, checks made payable to MIAD, or with a credit card. Please do not mail cash.
  • Transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations to MIAD have been satisfied.
  • Transcripts will not be released without the student’s signature.
  • A transcript issued to the student is stamped “ISSUED TO STUDENT”. This is not considered an official transcript.
  • Some institutions will not accept unofficial transcripts.
  • Transcripts we receive from high schools or other institutions may not be duplicated. You must apply directly to each school you attended for your transcript.
  • PROCESSING TIME: Requests received during regular business hours will be processed within 48 hours except during peak times. Peak times are the beginning and end of each semester and registration weeks (mid-November and mid-April).


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.