What is the top illustration school in Wisconsin for 2020?

Top Wisconsin Illustration School - 2020 College Rankings
1Milwaukee Institute of Art and DesignMilwaukee

Our 2020 ranking of the top illustration school in Wisconsin. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Founded in 1974, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) is Wisconsin’s only four-year, private college of visual art and design. The school, which serves close to 900 students, offers five degree programs and nearly 20 minors. Among the degree programs is a BFA In Illustration that prepares students to work in areas from publishing to web design and as freelancers or entrepreneurs. A 15-credit Illustration Minor is also available.

Program highlights include internship and semester-long study abroad opportunities, the opportunity to build a professional portfolio, and networking opportunities through MIAD’s Illustration Seminar, “where a series of workshops are presented by practicing professionals, including MIAD Illustration alumni, representing a cross-section of the field,” says the school. Course highlights for the program include Computer Studio, Digital 2D, Figure Drawing for Illustration, Illustration Media, Professional Practice for Illustrators, Systems of Drawing, Typography, and Visual Language.

Students in the BFA in Illustration program may complement the degree with studio minor such as Art Management, Book Arts or Digital Media Production. Popular liberal studies minors include Advertising, Copywriting, and Writing.