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Life Beyond the Studio

Beyondthestudio160Studies show that students who are involved beyond the classroom/studio experience greater academic and personal success while developing valued friendships and leadership skills that remain with them long after graduation.

MIAD offers students myriad opportunities to enrich their college experience through engagement both on campus and off, including student government, student organizations, student activities and MIAD traditions, leadership training, free memberships for the Milwaukee Art Museum and Discovery World Museum, and major-specific professional organizations.

Housing

Exceptional student housing is available at TWO50TWO, MIAD’s residence hall completed in 2014. Located directly across the street from MIAD’s main academic building, TWO50TWO is a six-story, progressive-style building, which includes sustainable details and systems, and offers apartment-style suites designed and built exclusively for MIAD students. TWO50TWO is conveniently located in the heart of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward offering students direct access to the college, cultural venues, and visual art and design communities. See Cost of Attendance for housing fees.

Food Services

The MIAD Café is open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch, and into the evening for snacks. Students can choose from sandwiches, salads and a daily hot meal special. Learn more about the MIAD Café.

Students living in TWO50TWO residence hall are automatically enrolled in a meal plan. Students may add funds to their student account for meals. This eliminates the need to worry about brining a lunch or carrying cash every day. A student’s ID will be loaded with meal plan funds, and can be used for purchases in the cafe only. A continuing balance is maintained in the food service database. Students can ask cashiers at any time for their remaining card balance.

Note: Funds remaining on the meal card at the end of the Fall Semester can be carried over to the Spring Semester. However, funds remaining at the end of the Spring Semester are forfeited. Meal plans are not available during the summer.

Milwaukee Art Museum

All full-time MIAD students are members of the Milwaukee Art Museum and can visit the museum for free. Students simply show their student ID at the entrance.

Recreation Center

MIAD students can use Marquette University’s Recreation Center for a modest fee. The recreation centers offer a wide variety of athletic and recreation services including aerobics and fitness classes and rooms, NCAA-size swimming pool, jogging track, and tennis, squash, racquetball, badminton and basketball courts. Students pay a very low rate each semester for use of the nearby facilities.

News

MIAD celebrates one-year anniversary of offsite gallery

The Gallery at The Ave, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) first offsite gallery, celebrated its one-year anniversary at the opening reception of its newest show, “Culture Starters: Emerging from Quarantine.”

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Matt Sothan

Matt Sothan, Assistant Director of Admissions, Transfer and Nontraditional Enrollment Specialist, received the March 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Matt received nominations that highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity and Community.

Communication Design seniors win advertising design awards

Milwaukee has its ‘Oscars’ for advertising design, and at this year’s United Adworkers 99 competition for professionals and students, two Communication Design seniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) received coveted awards.

MIAD student projects fully funded by Grilled Cheese Grant

For the second year in a row, all five Grilled Cheese Grant finalists—including two Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) students—had their projects fully funded. In its ninth year, the MIAD alumni-run and crowd-funded grant awards funding to artists working in Southern Wisconsin.