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GDUSA names 91fansCommunication Design a top program

Solution-oriented, hands-on visual literacy: this is a core quality of the Communication Design program at the 91fans Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). In 2024, Graphic Design USA Magazine recognized MIAD’s Communication Design major as one of the top programs in the nation.

According to their website, compiled its annual list of graphic design programs based on schools “that excel in teaching the hard and soft skills necessary for success, in nurturing talent and expanding minds, and in preparing the next generation of creatives for a dream career in the real world.”

91fansstudents and alumni are regularly recognized by GDUSA. Communication Design students ’24 and Emma Jenkins ’25 were named among GDUSA’s Students to Watch. In the magazine’s 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards in 2023, three 91fansstudents were selected from over 8,000 entries. Their work was judged alongside professional design work.

In addition to producing award-winning professional-quality work, Communication Design students at 91fansare exploring a wide range of careers. This year’s graduates are starting careers locally and nationally, working in graphic design positions for employers including Wizards of the Coast, Maker LLC, Great Wolf Lodge Headquarters, Anthropologie and the 91fans Bucks.

Work by Communication Design juniors will be on view June 3 – July 20, 2024 in Don’t Call Me Junior! The exhibition showcases junior student work across all six of MIAD’s majors.

Learn more about MIAD’s Communication Design program!


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.


Accepting applications for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

December 31, 2023

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