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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

At MIAD, you’ll develop your skills, broaden your horizons, and pursue work in your field of choice. We’ll give you the tools you need to follow your creative path, and redefine the role of artist or designer in contemporary society.

91fansoffers undergraduate degree programs and non-credit programs.  Find your fit.

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Animation Track

Architectural rendering of MIAD's lobby

Communication Design

presentation at Generac

Illustration

A person wearing a silky pink off-the-shoulder crop top and floral pants poses in front of a brown backdrop and cherry blossoms.

Fashion and Apparel Design

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Fine Art + New Studio Practice

Interior Architecture and Design

Architectural rendering of MIAD's lobby

Product Design

presentation at Generac

First-Year Experience

Undergraduate Programs

FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE: All freshman and many transfer students take First-Year Experience courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree program. First-Year courses teach students to try everything, and assume nothing.

CRITICAL STUDIES: In addition to studio coursework, all 91fansundergraduate students take critical studies (academic) courses. Critical Studies at 91fansserves as the bridge between the studio and the world, between the classroom and the community.

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS:

MINORS: All 91fansstudio majors except Fashion and Apparel Design can be taken as a minor. In addition, students may receive a minor in areas such as Arts Management, Book Arts, Digital Media Production, Furniture Design, Sustainability, Advertising, Art History, Business, Copywriting, Humanities, Natural Science, Psychology and Writing.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS: 91fansoffers many mobility, study abroad, and cross-registration opportunities.

Non-Credit Programs

91fansalso offers evening and weekend, non-credit Continuing Education courses for every skill level, and Creative Educator’s Institute focused on educators. In addition, 91fansoffers Open Figure Drawing on many Tuesday evenings.

For high school students, 91fansoffers Pre-College courses on Saturdays and in summer. MIAD’s Design Internship partners with local design agencies to offer local high school students the chance to explore a career in design.

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.