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Registration Policies


Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate individual instruction. Early registration is strongly recommended. A minimum number of registrations (usually 8) must be received for a class to be held. Class tuition and fees must be paid in full to guarantee enrollment in a course.


If MIAD’s Pre-College Program cancels a class, your fee will be refunded in full. If a student wishes to drop a class, a refund, minus a $15 processing fee for each fall or spring semester class, or a refund minus the $100 deposit fee for the summer program, is granted if notification of withdrawal is received in writing on or before the registration deadline. Refunds will not be granted after that time.
Any class cancelled due to weather, instructor illness or other circumstance will be rescheduled one to two weeks after the conclusion of the class. There is no prorating of tuition if the student cannot attend the make up session.

Registration Confirmation

A letter or e-mail of confirmation will follow receipt of a completed registration. Downloadable supply lists for fall and spring classes are posted on the pre-college webpage.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are available year round in the amount you specify. The recipient can choose from any course, and has up to a year from the date of purchase to use the gift. Please contact the Pre-College office for more details.


Art Supplies can be purchased at Blick Art Materials across from MIAD. Please call Blick at 414/278-0407 for their hours.

Weather-related or Instructor Illness Make-up Classes

Any class cancelled due to bad weather or instructor illness will be made up one week after the conclusion of the course end-date.

Alternative ways to register:

By Mail
The completed registration form, along with your tuition check, money order, VISA, Mastercard or American Express information, will reserve places in the classes you choose. Mail the registration form and tuition payment to:
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 East Erie Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

By Phone
Registrations using VISA, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover for tuition payment may be made by calling Pre-College at 414/847-3333.

By Fax
Fax the completed registration form to 414/291-8077. Include VISA, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express information. Please call to confirm that your fax was received.

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