Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

We value:

COURAGE, to seek our own path

INTEGRITY, to pursue our lives and work with meaning

KINDNESS, to thoughtfully engage with others

COMMUNITY, to positively contribute to the world around us

INNOVATION, to meet universal challenges in new ways

INCLUSION, to find strength in diversity  
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Company Information

As an accredited, nonprofit college, MIAD provides a transformative 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 is proud to serve students of all backgrounds and recognizes our opportunity to advance equity and inclusion. Under the direction of our inaugural Director of Equity and Inclusion and with input from community partners, MIAD developed a Three-year Equity and Inclusion Action Plan. View the plan.

MIAD enrolls 920 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. MIAD has been named a Top Design School by Graphic Design USA for five consecutive years.

MIAD brings robust career pathways and college-readiness experiences to high school youth and provides cultural experiences and programming to the Greater Milwaukee community. 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. The Historic Third Ward is Milwaukee’s most desirable downtown neighborhood, with Lake Michigan as our backyard and walkable distances to dozens of restaurants, galleries and boutiques. miad.edu

MIAD is committed to a teaching, learning, and working environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment. The college prohibits students, employees, contractors, volunteers, and visitors from engaging in discrimination and harassment based on any individual’s age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, religion, arrest record, conviction record, military service, veteran status, use or nonuse of lawful products off MIAD premises during nonworking hours, and any other legally protected characteristic. This prohibition applies to all of MIAD’s educational programs and activities—including admissions—as well as all employment actions, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotion, demotion, compensation, and benefits.

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) was founded in 1974. It is the successor to the Layton School of Art, founded in 1920.

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