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Welcome to the MIAD Alumni Association, a community of MIAD/MSA/Layton Alumni that promotes creative expression, camaraderie and generosity through activities and events to benefit the college and its community.

Click through the links to find out more about the Alumni Association and its Council and how you can connect with your fellow alums.

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MIAD Alumni Association Benefits

The MIAD Alumni Association offers benefits ranging from discounts on art supplies to library use and career services.


Receive MIAD Alumni E-Communications

Join our mailing listMIAD partners with Google Apps to offer free e-mail accounts to all alumni. Members of each graduating class automatically receive an address when their student e-mails are closed; all other alumni may request one by contacting Ace Obando at Include your first name, last name, graduation year, desired user name and an existing e-mail account for receipt of your new account information.

Receive the Alumni Association’s monthly e-newsletter and special events invites by updating your Professional Profile Form.

Have news or an event you would like to share in the alumni monthly e-newsletter? Send the details in an e-mail to

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

Join the Alumni Online Community

MIAD alumni have numerous opportunities to network online:

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Alumni Professional Directory


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, click here to read the Alumni Facilities Access Policy and to request an Alumni ID. After completing the form, you will receive an email with information on how to schedule a lab appointment.

If you have any questions on alumni access to the labs, please contact


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).

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MIAD students receive 2023 Graphic Design Awards from GDUSA

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.

IAD seniors tour construction site of The Couture

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.

Ornament Trail features MIAD alumni, faculty, students

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.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Sarah Eichhorn

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.