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Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is college with 667 students located in Milwaukee, WI.

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MIAD's obvious strength is the high quality of the student body and its faculty and staff. Quality at MIAD means more than just awe-inspiring skill and talent. It is about fostering the individual student's voice, and celebrating the creation of messages through student work that are as diverse as the student body itself.

What is not readily apparent, though, is one of the most important yet intangible factors about MIAD -- the college community. It is a unique balance of exciting challenge and support toward unsurpassed personal and professional development, which leads to rewarding creative careers.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 667
Gender 34% Male / 66% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 98% Full Time / 2% Part Time
Geography 64% In State / 36% Out of State / 1% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 46% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 75%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%
Multi-racial 3%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 9%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $175.00. Housing deposit due : May 1. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

20% of students live on-campus.

71% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates veteran's counselor alcohol/substance abuse counseling minority students services
  • Facilities: gallery of industrial design, public art project, 6 art galleries, foundry, 3-d lab
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): double major visiting/exchange student program internships independent study cross-registration
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Graphic Design (20%), Illustration (14%), Industrial and Product Design (12%), Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects (10%), Photography (10%), Fine/Studio Arts (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions through representation by lines made on a surface. Includes instruction in eye-hand coordination; line, value, shape, and perspective; figure and still life drawing; the use of media such as pen and ink, pencil, charcoal, pastel, and brush; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that prepares individuals to generally function as creative artists in the visual and plastic media. Includes instruction in the traditional fine arts media (drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, CAD/CAM) and/or modern media (ceramics, textiles, intermedia, photography, digital images), theory of art, color theory, composition and perspective, anatomy, the techniques and procedures for maintaining equipment and managing a studio, and art portfolio marketing.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Art Directors
Formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media, such as print, broadcasting, and advertising. Direct workers engaged in art work or layout design.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.
Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

A program that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to develop and execute interpretations of the concepts of authors and designers to specifications. Includes instruction in book illustration, fashion illustration, map illustration, rendering, exhibit preparation, textual layout, cartooning, and the use of various artistic techniques as requested by clients.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Set and Exhibit Designers
Design special exhibits and movie, television, and theater sets. May study scripts, confer with directors, and conduct research to determine appropriate architectural styles.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via the creation of effective forms, shapes, and packaging for manufactured products. Includes instruction in designing in a wide variety of plastic and digital media, prototype construction, design development and refinement, principles of cost saving, and product structure and performance criteria relevant to aesthetic design parameters.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.
Designers, All Other
All designers not listed separately.

A program that prepares individuals to apply architectural principles in the design of structural interiors for living, recreational, and business purposes and to function as professional interior architects. Includes instruction in architecture, structural systems design, heating and cooling systems, occupational and safety standards, interior design, specific end-use applications, and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by the application of paints and related chemical color substances to canvases or other materials. Includes instruction in color and color mixing, surface preparation, composition, oil and acrylic media, watercolor media, painting techniques, and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.
Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Photographers
Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by rendering art concepts onto surfaces and transferring images, via ink or dyes, onto paper or fabric. Includes instruction in monochrome and color printing; tonality; chemistry; equipment set-up and maintenance; techniques such as serigraphy, lithography, intaglio, woodcut, block, stencil, relief, etching, and composite; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions by creating three-dimensional art works. Includes instruction in the analysis of form in space; round and relief concepts; sculptural composition; modern and experimental methods; different media such as clay, plaster, wood, stone, and metal; techniques such as carving, molding, welding, casting, and modeling; and personal style development.

Job Opportunities:

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in drama, music, and the arts including fine and applied art, such as painting and sculpture, or design and crafts. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Craft Artists
Create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition using a variety of techniques, such as welding, weaving, pottery, and needlecraft.
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators
Create original artwork using any of a wide variety of media and techniques.

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals to use computer applications and related visual and sound imaging techniques to manipulate images and information originating as film, video, still photographs, digital copy, soundtracks, and physical objects in order to communicate messages simulating real-world content. Includes instruction in specialized camerawork and equipment operation and maintenance, image capture, computer programming, dubbing, CAD applications, and applications to specific commercial, industrial, and entertainment needs.

Job Opportunities:

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers, or other electronic tools and media for use in products or creations, such as computer games, movies, music videos, and commercials.

Administration & Faculty

President Neil Hoffman
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 42
Student : Faculty Ratio 10 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 57 : 42
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 97
No Status Faculty 2

AP Test Credit Information

Test Name Minimum Score Equivalent Course (s) Credits
AP Art History 3.0 AH151 3.0
AP Biology 3.0 SC220 3.0
AP Calculus AB 4.0 SC320 3.0
AP Calculus BC 4.0 SC320 3.0
AP Chemistry 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Chinese Language and Culture 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Comparative Government and Politics 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP English Language and Composition 3.0 WR120 3.0
AP English Literature and Composition 3.0 WR120 3.0
AP Environmental Science 4.0 SC320 3.0
AP European History 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP French Language and Culture 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP German Language and Culture 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Human Geography 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Italian Language and Culture 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Macroeconomics 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Microeconomics 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP Physics B 3.0 N/A Pass / No Credit
AP Psychology 3.0 HU121 3.0
AP Spanish Language and Culture 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP United States Government and Politics 4.0 HU340 3.0
AP United States History 3.0 HU340 3.0
AP World History 3.0 HU340 3.0

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 61.2% accepted of 603 applications

60% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
27% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
10% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Character Personal Qualities, Interview, Level Of Applicants Interest, Talent Ability, Academic GPA

Important: Application Essay

Also Considered: Work Experience, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Standardized Test Scores, Volunteer Work

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
Visual Performing Arts 0 4

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT ACT

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,042 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $22,378
$30K-$48K $21,319
$48K-$75K $23,612
$75K-$110K $24,684
$110K+ $26,272

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $29,474, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $29,474 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,515 Same as On-Campus
Housing $8,210 $7,680
Books $1,800 $1,800
Total (before financial aid) $40,999 $40,469

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 92% $6,382
Federal Scholarships/Grants 46% $4,425
Institutional Grants 100% $13,240
Other Federal Grants 21% $484
Other Loans 22% $12,803
Pell Grants 46% $4,201
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 46% $2,831
Student Loans 92% $9,466

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.miad.edu/financial-aid/financial-aid-staff.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.miad.edu/netpricecalculator.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

44% of students graduated on time.

63% of students graduated in six years.

81% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

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