As an accredited, nonprofit college, MIAD provides a nationally recognized Bachelor of Fine Arts education that prepares students of diverse backgrounds for fulfilling and financially rewarding careers. MIAD fosters innovative and entrepreneurial thinking that benefits our students and our corporate and nonprofit partners. MIAD also brings robust career pathways and college-readiness experiences to high school youth and provides cultural experiences and programming to the Greater Milwaukee community.
MIAD enrolls 860+ students and employs 200+ faculty and staff. The college’s nationally ranked programs include Communication Design and Industrial (product) Design, in addition to Illustration, Interior Architecture and Design, New Studio Practice: Fine Arts and 18 academic minors. Companies that have hired MIAD interns and graduates include Delta Faucet, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, GE Healthcare, Google, Kohler Company, Kohl’s Corporation, Milwaukee Tool, NASA and Nike.
This 45-year old college is central to the development of Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, which was named one of America’s Top 12 ArtPlaces. MIAD has been named a Top Design School by Graphic Design USA for four consecutive years. Money Magazine’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” shows MIAD is among the top art and design colleges nationwide for helping low- income students attain upper-middle-class jobs.
MIAD adheres to affirmative action and is an equal opportunity employer.