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Pre-College goes virtual for the first time in history

The MIAD Pre-College program provides an opportunity for high school students to develop their artistic skills and prepare to attend an art and design college. Pre-College went virtual this summer due to the pandemic. Students and professors met online everyday for class lectures, critiques and projects.

The two-week Core Studio Concepts and the three-week Advanced Studio Concepts included course topics on graphic design, illustration, industrial design and more. Students created their own personal studio spaces inside their homes, from their bedrooms to their living rooms.  

“I believe that this is one of the finest groups of Pre-College students we have ever had. They showed a certain attitude of resiliency, passion and an appetite for learning that I have not seen for quite some time. Their attitude has really restored my faith that we’re going to move forward through this in a positive way,” said James Barany, Fine Arts professor. 

In the video above, students and professors talk about their summer Pre-College experience.


Löwe: Senior Exhibition 2024

“Löwe,” Zach Scharrer’s ’24 (Product Design) senior exhibition project at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), is a bespoke adaptive formalwear line designed in collaboration with employees at Independence First.

Forgotten Nation: Senior Exhibition 2024

“Forgotten Nation,” Tanesha Spencer’s ’24 (Communication Design) senior exhibition project at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), is a guerilla marketing campaign intended to bring awareness to the 5,712 missing and murdered Indigenous women in the United States.

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.


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