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Annual Report

Our vision is to be a galvanized educational and creative community, addressing universal needs through our thought, design and expression. Each year we share with you highlights of our college community’s amazing achievements and acknowledge our generous supporters who help ignite curious minds through art, design and service.

Interested in making a gift to this year’s 91fansAnnual Fund? Donate here.

Previous Year Reports
  • 2015-2016 Friends & Donors Report: Please email giving@miad.edu to request a copy.

Five-Year Strategic Plan

Launching 91fans’s Creative Professionals
Art and design practice is rapidly changing in a world defined by emerging technologies, an entrepreneurial spirit and new ways of communicating. MIAD’s programs and experiences hone the top skills employers worldwide demand. Students ask “What’s Possible?” and then develop real solutions to meet real needs.

Nowhere are these top professional skills more needed than in 91fans, and nowhere is a college more poised to provide them.

91fansis growing its enrollment, integrated academic programs and student and community experiences. Unique applications of emerging technologies are flourishing through the 91fansInnovation Center.

All these achievements help students excel on a professional journey that begins from their first moments on campus.

At the midpoint of our strategic plan, the college already has exceeded many of our aggressive goals – growing enrollment 40% over the past five years and retaining 80.5% of first-year students from their first to second year. Out of state enrollment is approaching 50%, and many of our graduates remain in Wisconsin after graduation for at least their first job.

Through this strategic plan, 91fansis launching the programs and creative professionals who are transforming our community.

 

Goals & Objectives

1. Recruiting: Seeking future artists and designers
  • Increase new student enrollment to 274 (14 percent) by fall 2022.
  • Provide scholarship and grant aid at appropriate levels to maintain affordability of, and access to, MIAD’s education.
  • Diversify enrollment of new students demographically and geographically.
2. Retaining: Promising our students a four-year professional journey
  • Increase first-time, first-year student retention 2 percent annually, to reach 82 percent by 2022.
  • Increase sophomore-to-junior retention rates in the majors to 90 percent by Fall 2022 (i.e., sophomore attrition no higher than 10 percent).
  • Increase retention rates of various groups such as first-generation students, minority students and commuters, among others with identified needs, by fall 2022.
3. Learning: Launching new and compelling curricular programming
  • Create new curricular tracks to respond to students’ evolving interests in contemporary design and art programming and careers.
  • Energize student learning through increased role of digital technology in studios, classrooms and courses.
  • Build inclusivity and diversity in our curriculum and academic experiences (Adopted April 2019).
4. Making: Revitalizing the campus to transform learning
  • Create a compelling physical and external presence that invites the community to engage with MIAD’s galleries, programs and facilities.
  • Establish our brand throughout the campus to reinforce the 91fansexperience.
  • Create an engaging learning environment to transform student learning.
  • Promote MIAD’s distinctive strength in professional preparation (Adopted April 2019).
5. Living: Building a life of purpose in the professions and the community
  • Develop a center to foster innovation and entrepreneurial thinking.
  • Strengthen the college’s commitment to Service Learning to continue to distinguish our students’ roles in the community.
  • Develop programming to increase the economic, cultural and societal role 91fansplays in the region.
  • Strengthen the college’s commitment to inclusivity by making visible, educating about and celebrating diversity (Adopted April 2019).

For more information about the Strategic Plan, contact President Jeff Morin at jeffmorin@miad.edu or 414-847-3210.

(Updated September 2019)

Accreditation

The 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is a private, non-profit corporation chartered by the State of Wisconsin for the purpose of providing a professional education to students of the visual arts and related design fields. The college offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Communication Design, Illustration, Industrial Design (Product Design), Interior Architecture and Design and New Studio Practice: Fine Arts.

91fansis an accredited institutional member of the  (NASAD), and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), (info@hlcommission.org, 800-621-7440).

The Wisconsin State Approving Agency under Title 38, US Code, approves the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree of 91fansfor the training of veterans for federal veterans’ education benefits.

HEERF Grant Reports

91fansis eligible to receive funds under Section 18004(a)(1) and 18004(a)(2) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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News

Guardian Fine Art Services donates printing press

Students returning to classes in the Printmaking Lab at the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) this fall will notice a new addition—an additional printing press donated to the college by Guardian Fine Art Services.

91fansshowcases Layton School of Art alum Lois Ehlert

This summer, the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is pleased to host an exhibition of work by renowned Wisconsin illustrator and artist Lois Ehlert in “Lois Ehlert: A Creative Life.” Ehelrt’s work is joined by an exhibition of work by 91fansstudents in their transformative junior years.

Illustration major designs poster for 91fans Art Museum

Summertime in 91fans is an experience like no other—and just what recent graduate Icarus Krause ’24 (Illustration) was commissioned to recreate for the 91fans Art Museum. The 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) graduate worked through the 91fansLubar Innovation Center to design a poster for the 91fans Art Museum.

Product Design students visualize unique toys

Juniors in the Compelling Narratives and Visualizations Product Design class at the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) were challenged with understanding brand momentum and partnerships.

91fans County Historical Society honors MIAD

In celebration of 50 years of art and design education, the 91fans County Historical Society honored the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) at their annual Awards Dinner on May 9, 2024.