Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD)

273 E Erie St, Milwaukee, WI

MIAD, located in Milwaukee, WI, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training in the fields of art and design. More than ten different programs are offered at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, with a Bachelor's degree being the highest degree granted. Here are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography
  • Industrial Design
  • Drawing
  • Fine Studio Arts

Student and special services are available at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, offering personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, the graduation rate is about 57%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 4%.

The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission has accredited the education provided by Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design for over twenty-six straight years. To see more and get consumer disclosures, please visit

Programs Offered

The following is a list of areas of study available at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Programs that have a link will take you to the program's profile page where education requirements, career pathways, and other information is available.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Communication Technology

Visual and Performing Arts

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The net cost of this school is close to - annually, after the various types of aid, including scholarships and grants, are taken into consideration. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (414) 291-3272, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $32,000-$39,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,100 to $1,300 per credit hour
  • Required fees: $1,400

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$18,545
Receiving Student Loans85%$8,927

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