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Summer 2019 Pre-College MIAD’s Summer Pre-College is an intense, immersive and exciting exploration of visual arts and design for high school students. Taught by MIAD faculty, this is an opportunity to create art all day, every day, and experience a college-level curriculum. It is also a chance to connect with other art students from across the country. There are two programs — the two-week Core Studio Concepts is for beginning or intermediate students interested in exploring two areas of art study. The three-week Advanced Studio Concepts is for students ready for intensive college work in one area of art study. Advanced students also receive 3 credits to MIAD.

Online Registration and Detailed Course Descriptions: miad.edu/precollege QUESTIONS: Contact Pre-College Office phone: 414.847.3333 fax: 414.291.8077 email: precollege@miad.edu Cover image by MIAD Student, Richard Vincent

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Scholarship Opportunities

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction First come, first served Deadline: April 1

Students must reside in Wisconsin and be free- or reduced-lunch eligible in school. Scholarship covers tuition, course supplies, meals, and room for students beyond commuting distance. Complete the DPI downloadable form at miad.edu/precollege and return to MIAD’s Pre-College Office. (Students should not submit $50 deposit.) This scholarship is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note: Current seniors are not eligible for DPI Scholarship. Seniors should apply for MIAD Merit Scholarship only.

MIAD Merit/Need-Based Scholarship Deadline: April 1

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded to local and out-of-state students based on merit and financial need. Students must complete the downloadable Merit Application form at miad.edu/precollege and submit a portfolio of 10 images by April 1. Portfolios can be mailed on a CD or flashdrive, or uploaded online at: www.miad.edu/precollegedropbox. Please do not email portfolios. MIAD’s Pre-College program has been generously funded in part by: Anonymous, Donna and Donald Baumgartner, Mr. and Mrs. John D. Bryson, Philip Kassner, Susan and Robert Mikulay, Tiffany Paczesny, Rick and Mary Lou Santovec, and Sue and Bud Selig.

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TWO50TWO (Optional Housing) 252 East Menomonee Street Milwaukee, WI 53202

MIAD’s apartment-style residence hall, TWO50TWO, is across from the college’s main academic building. The progressive-style building with sustainable systems and details is in close proximity to students’ studios and classrooms in the creative atmosphere of the Historic Third Ward. Seventy five fully furnished two-bedroom suites each accomodate four students with a living room, kitchen and two bathrooms. Amenities in each suite include a twin bed, nightstand, three-drawer dresser, desk and chair for each student; a flat-screen LED TV, couch, chair and end tables in the living room; and a refrigerator and microwave.

Room & Board Pricing Information Core Studio Concepts (2 weeks): $840 Advanced Studio Concepts (3 weeks): $1,345 Online Registration @ miad.edu/precollege


Tuition & Supplies: $1,460

Core Studio Concepts Core Studio Concepts gives students the opportunity to take two classes. Carefully constructed courses explore the fundamental elements of art and design, including two- and three-dimensional issues of composition, form, design, mark-making and color, as relevant to the various fields of study. Beginning to intermediate ability level (non credit). Classes are held Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Fundamentals of drawing are introduced using still-life, self-portraits, clothed models and other subjects. Students learn to see, comprehend and apply from visual experiences through experimentation with different drawing tools and techniques from historical and contemporary practices, while learning how to translate three-dimensional objects to twodimensional images on paper.

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Core Studio Concepts

July 8 – 19

Basic Observational & Figure Drawing Instructor: Santiago Cucullu

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Tuition & Supplies: $1,460

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An introductory experience in painting begins with methods of underpainting and various approaches to paint handling. The work is from direct observation, but also encourages individual imagination and self-expression. Students are introduced to various wash techniques, painting surfaces and textural manipulations. Projects seek to promote understanding of the use of color, the importance of composition and the means to represent volume. Working primarily with acrylic, the focus is on indoor still-life displays and the external environment.

July 8 – 19

Painting Instructor: Kate Schaffer

In this class, you are introduced to architecture and interior design, the products, objects, spaces, and structures for which these disciplines are responsible and the design processes and methods for conceiving of and creating these designs. Working with existing circumstances and environments, students are asked to propose and create new ones. Projects range from the design of an interior space to that of a small-scale architectural environment. Image by Pre-College Student

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Core Studio Concepts

Interior Architecture + Design Instructor: Robert Lynch


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Illustration is often thought of as telling a story with imagery. An opportunity to explore and develop your personal voice, Core Illustration delves into the world of problem-solving from a visual communication point-of-view. Engaging with the fundamental elements of design to present a narrative that leaves an impact on the viewer, students learn the ideation and concept development process that is unique to illustration and relevant to today’s professional illustrator.

July 8 – 19

Tuition & Supplies: $1,460

Illustration Instructor: Andy Bernier

The computer is a tool of visual communication and a medium of artistic expression. Coursework allows students to begin an exploration of various software and hardware used by designers and other artists. These objectives are achieved through a series of in-depth studio projects, short exercises, demonstrations, critiques and lectures. Studio projects and exercises include assignments in a variety of graphic software applications.

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Core Studio Concepts

Graphic Design Instructor: Nicole Hauch


Photography Instructor: Max Cozzi

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This course covers basic principles of various forms of photography using digital technology. Projects encompass studio portraiture, city landscape and photojournalism of local events, while incorporating camera handling, digital manipulation and printing. Students engage in the practice of group critiques to gain insight, learn how to talk about their work, and to propel their ideas. The session ends in a gallery exhibition of work created during the class. Students must bring their own digital camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speed controls.

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Tuition & Supplies: $1,460 July 8 – 19

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Drawing Through Printmaking examines the concept of drawing and its basic applications to the process of printmaking. Students engage in basic observational drawing exercises and a variety of printmaking techniques. The course is structured to introduce the fundamentals of mark-making and composition, as well as print shop practices through selected processes that reinforce connections between the two disciplines.

Core Studio Concepts

Drawing Through Printmaking Instructor: LaNia Sproles


Advanced Studio Concepts gives the serious high school junior, senior, or graduate the opportunity for a focused studio experience that reflects the dynamic environment of MIAD’s First Year Experience. Students are challenged to ask deep questions about the nature of contemporary art and design, media, materials, influences and processes. We want students to craft answers that they feel are important to their visual identity and focus on new ways of seeing, thinking, creating and communicating. Inquiry and research-based modes of teaching help students connect and contextualize the work students create. An important goal for Advanced Studio Concepts is the development of a portfolio that illustrates the talent and skills essential for entrance to colleges of art and design. Students must submit 10 images of original work to be considered for this program. Advanced ability level (3 MIAD college credits). Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Graphic Design Instructor: Adam Setala Employed by a wide range of industries, graphic designers serve as a primary creative force to deliver messages that are visually communicated in ways that engage, inspire, and motivate the audience. In this class, projects include working in traditional and digital applications, and allow students to explore typography, page layout and illustration. Engaging in a variety of real-life “concept-to-completion” projects, students learn the fundamentals of visual communication in addition to a variety of tools and technologies to develop their understanding of the design process, concept and creativity specific to Graphic Design.

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Tuition & Supplies: $1,750 July 8 – 26

Advanced Studio Concepts

Advanced Studio Concepts

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Animation Instructor: Kyle James

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This experience explores a full range of animation components, from storyboarding and roto-scoping to kinetic typography and editing. Instruction begins with intensive ideation and screen-writing sessions designed to help define students’ focus. Participants apply these ideas as they explore outstanding animation and video facilities along with MIAD’s new Maker Space, to incorporate virtual reality aspects in tandem with 3D printing to create original animated works that reinforce numerous portfolio requirements.

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Advanced Studio Concepts

This intensive course uses a wide range of approaches to drawing the human figure. Working from the nude model, students investigate proportional and expressive gesture with an emphasis on the main skeletal and muscular structures of the body. From these exercises, drawings are directed towards form-building and composition through value, light and shadow using a variety of media. Color builds upon previous lessons with emphasis on the interrelationship and layering of colors to create realistic skin tones and form.

July 8 – 26

Tuition & Supplies: $1,750

The Figure in Color Instructor: Rosalie Beck


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Illustration is a vast component of visual culture and is found in many different formats and in a wide range of media. What unifies all illustrators, regardless of style, media or final application of their art, is the ability to visually communicate an idea with imagery. Students enrolled in this course learn professional practices, and how to think through assigned projects, develop effective concepts and translate their ideas into compelling visual solutions.

Industrial Design Instructor: Martha Beckman

Have you ever wanted to invent an idea or change an object you use every day? In this class, you are introduced to the world of Industrial Design, where we use expansive thinking and 3D skills to create experiences for others through compelling product design. An opportunity to explore and develop your own unique design aesthetic and interests in the objects that surround us, projects explore the fundamentals of materiality, form and function — from ideation to final concept. Students learn the basics of sketching, the importance of tinkering to innovate real-life solutions, and develop projects that demonstrate problem-solving skills through design processes. Image by MIAD ID Student, Emily Siira

Tuition & Supplies: $1,750 July 8 – 26

Advanced Studio Concepts

Illustration Instructor: John Matson

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Contemporary Studio Practice (CSP) Instructors: James Barany & Zina Mussman

Soundly rooted in Fine Art methodologies, CSP balances the development of fundamental skills and the nurturing of ideation and visualization concepts desired at the collegiate level. By assessing your creative interests and current work, CSP encourages experimentation with different media and materials to further artistic development on an individual basis. Research is established that draws from contemporary awareness, personal influences, individual knowledge, and students are challenged to create themes, develop content, and establish personal muses.

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Tuition & Supplies: $1,750 July 8 – 26

Photographers work in a variety of ways to bring storytelling strategies into image making. Instruction includes both traditional and experimental techniques for implementing narrative into singular, as well as sequential, photographic experiences. Further attention is dedicated to how the book form can be utilized in conjunction with photographic imagery and text to relay a story. Prerequisites: Must bring your own DSLR camera, and understand its basic operating functions.

Advanced Studio Concepts

Photography: Storytelling Strategies Instructor: Naomi Shersty


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MIAD Pre-College Summer 2019 Brochure  

MIAD’s Summer Pre-College is an intense, immersive, and exciting exploration of visual art and design for high school age students. Taught b...

MIAD Pre-College Summer 2019 Brochure  

MIAD’s Summer Pre-College is an intense, immersive, and exciting exploration of visual art and design for high school age students. Taught b...