Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

At the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, students driven to become creative professionals will develop their talents fully through a transformative community and culture lead by inspired people, all within an affordable, opportunity-rich city. Like many other art and design colleges granted the B.F.A.. MIAD is accredited by the Higher Learning Commimssion (HLC), which accredits colleges and universities, and the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), which accredits visual arts colleges. From the moment students enter MIAD, they are immersed in the studio experience and invited to be part of an ongoing daily dialogue where their individual voice matters. The colleges core values - visual, verbal, written, and media literacy; quality; critical thinking and creative problem-solving; education and lifelong learning; innovation; passion, commitment and dedication; diversity - inspire transformational change that affirms even more powerfully each students voice. MIAD has created a true Learning College, a community of learners in which students come to learn, and where faculty and staff learn from students everyday and continuously improve the value and quality of each students-invented the first-year experience, broadened majors and elective offerings for 21st century practices and professions, fostered cross-disciplinary dialogue, and created a new leadership structure that is student-focused and learning-based. Faculty have redefined the critique experience to foster dialogue and even greater intellectual rigor, and helped to deepen a dynamic process of feedback to further ensure student success. That success is multi-faceted. It is based on the provision of a complete education for todays creative economy that can be completed in four years through a focused sequential program coupled with Liberal Studies and the Humanities. The curriculum, along with faculty who work with students at a ratio of 1:10, prepare students for professional careers as artists and designers while fostering the problem-solving and lifelong learning skills that all businesses seek. MIAD students are distinguished not only by their professional acumen, but also by their dedication to living an engaged life, contributing as fluidly to the societies and communities in which they live as they do to our economy. The colleges Service Learning Program and course requirement deepen students personal connection to the community and provide them with unique leadership skills for addressing society's challenges. Thirty-five hours of service to one of 50 area non-profit agencies forms the underpinning of a course devoted to shared observations in group discussions, experiential exercises, e-journaling, written assignments and classroom presentations. The program has distinguished MIAD students in southeastern Wisconsin and beyond as dedicated to challenging and providing solutions to issues related to the marginalized and vulnerable in our society, to race, racism and privilege, among other topics. To sum up the vibrant learning community that is MIAD; Its an all-day, sometimes all-night, cant get enough college where exceptional talent finds its future.

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Private, Coed 1974 N/A Semester $3.0 million 273 E. Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 (414) 276-7889
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Wisconsin Milwaukee 882