Fine Arts Minor/MIAD Program
Fulfill Your Desire to Create
The Fine Arts minor represents a unique program created in collaboration
with the nearby Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD). The collaboration
offers students the opportunity to enhance creative skills, increase knowledge
of the arts and fulfill artistic desires by choosing one of the three 18-credit
minors: Fine Arts-Graphic Design, Fine Arts-Photography and Fine Arts-Studio
Art. Each minor offers a unique blend of creative conceptualizing, execution,
theory and technology. MIAD is fully accredited by the National Association of
Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
wish to pursue a FIAR minor must apply for admission to the program. Space is
limited and applications are only accepted from Freshmen and Sophomores. Applications are due
by October 1 (for admission in spring term) or February 15 (for admission in
fall term). Applicants will be notified of their status by October 15 (for
spring term) or March 1 (for fall term). All program applications should be
emailed to the Program Director, Dr. Jean Grow, at firstname.lastname@example.org. No late
applications will be accepted. You must provide an artist statement, a
portfolio with up to 10 samples of your work and one letter of reference.
The artist statement should be a 500- to 750-word statement describing
the history of your interests and experiences in art, your goals and what
motivates you to achieve those goals. Your statement should also include the
following: your name, college, rank (freshman or sophomore), major and desired
Up to 10 samples of your work should be uploaded into
an online portfolio and the link to it should be included at conclusion of your
artistic statement, along with the name of your reference.
Reference letters should come from someone who knows
of your creative passion and may be a high school teacher. Letters should be
sent directly to the Program Director: email@example.com.
Only full-time Marquette students, accepted into the FIAR program as
declared FIAR minors, may registrar for classes. Normally FIAR minors complete
one course per semester. However, under some circumstances students may be
allowed to register for a second class. Students may not
exceed 18 FIAR credits overall. Students must meet any prerequisites before
registering for a course. Placement is subject to availability. Students should
consult the Schedule of Classes at the time of registration. Registration forms
must be filed by November 15 (for spring term) and April 15 (for fall term).
The MIAD Registration form is located on the Marquette Central academic forms website. The tuition cost of
enrolling in MIAD courses is included in the Marquette full-time student
tuition rate. However, other course material fees may apply, and students will
need to pay them directly to MIAD before the start of classes. Additionally, MIAD requires a laptop computer for all Graphic Design
and Photography minors. A 15” Apple MacBook Pro is strongly recommended. Finally,
do not contact MIAD teachers or the registrar regarding scheduling, substitutions
and/or waivers. All of these must be approved by Dr. Jean Grow, Marquette FIAR
Students registered for FIAR course will receive notification from MIAD
shortly before classes begin. This notification will include information about
supplies, class location, course website, parking options, as well as any
specific instructions from individual MIAD instructors. Student lockers are available
at MIAD. Transportation to MIAD is not provided; however public transportation
is readily available and many students car pool. Finally, all FIAR courses are
offered at MIAD unless otherwise noted. MIAD is located at 273 East Erie
Further information can be obtained by contacting Dr. Jean Grow, Program
Director and Associate Professor in the Diederich College of Communication. Dr.
Grow’s office is located in room 510 Johnston Hall. You may also contact her at
414-288-6457 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs and Logistics
The cost of Fine Arts classes are included in Marquette's tuition. However, course materials and fees may apply and students will need to pay those fees directly to MIAD before the start date of classes. Shortly before the beginning of the semester, MIAD will send information about supplies, class location, course website, parking options, as well as any specific instructions from their individual MIAD instructors. Transportation to MIAD is not provided, however, public transportation is readily available and many students car pool. Students are also provided a locker at MIAD, which is located at 273 E. Erie Street.
Course listings at MIAD (for Marquette students): View required and elective courses for each minor track
Dr. Jean Grow
Director of Fine Arts Minor/Associate Professor, Advertising
Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University
Helpful resources for Marquette and MIAD students:
Marquette University Cross Registration Information (for MIAD students)
Marquette University Student/Academic Resources
Marquette University undergraduate bulletin page (Courses and requirements)