Member Spotlight: MIAD
(posted: Aug 10, 2011)
Who will be the creative leaders our economy demands? Who travels from around the country to attend college in Wisconsin – and remains in our community at a rate of 80%, preferred for employment across multiple disciplines because of their ability to think, create, innovate and lead?
Students attending the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the state’s only non-profit, independent college of art and design, which confers the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, the most highly regarded and dually accredited undergraduate degree in the visual arts.
MIAD, founded in 1974 as the successor to the venerated Layton School of Art, offers 11 majors in an innovative, integrated learning community. Majors are: Industrial (product) Design – a program ranked 10th in the nation – Communication Design, Interior Architecture + Design, Illustration, Time-Based Media (Animation & Video), Drawing, Integrated Studio Arts, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Photography and Sculpture.
The college also offers 15 popular minors and cross-registration with Marquette University. Students take 1/3 of their credits in Liberal Studies, and forge deep connections to the community through MIAD’s renowned Service Learning Program Requirement, and through curricular partnerships with industry leaders and non-profit museums and organizations.
MIAD’s civic commitment reaches across generations and the country through Pre-College, Continuing Education, the Creative Educators Institute, Visiting Artists and Designers and gallery programs that make the college a must-stop on Gallery Days and Nights, and year-round.
Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More information is available by visiting www.miad.edu or calling 414-847-3200.
Save the Dates!
- October 21-22: MIAD Student/Alumni Art Sale – Friday, 5 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm
- Saturday, November 12, Open Canvas – Pritzlaff Building, 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 5, 2012: Creative Fusion
- MIAD 2012 Senior Exhibition – April 20 – May 12, 2012