Creative Educators Institute

MIAD’s Summer Creative Educators Institute (CEI) is an intense, immersive, and exciting exploration that recharges your creativity and reminds you of what it feels like to be an artist and a student. Network with other educators, develop a professional portfolio, generate curricular ideas for classroom projects, and get the credit you deserve! Earn up to four undergraduate or three graduate non-matriculating credits.

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About CEI

CEI has expanded credit options and additional studio time available to allow extended access to MIAD’s facilities and labs. New in 2023, educators can choose to take two 15 hour workshops to diversify learning opportunities and content.

2023 Sessions

  • Session 1: June 26 – June 30
  • Session 2: July 24 – July 28
  • Session 2A: July 31 – August 4
Important Dates
  • Register before April 1 for scholarship eligibility
  • April 1: Scholarship deadline
  • April 10: Lottery scholarship recipients notified
  • May 1: Registration deadline
  • June 1: Final payment due

Please note: orientation begins at 8 a.m. on Monday morning at the start of each program session.

CEI Costs and Credits
Tuition: One Week | $445
No credit
2 graduate credits
3 undergraduate credits

Tuition: One Week | $620
3 graduate credits
4 undergraduate credits

Tuition: One week with additional week of open studio in July | $620
3 graduate credits
4 undergraduate credits

Residence Hall (Optional)
One Week: $175
Two Weeks: $350

Overnight parking is available in a surface lot five blocks from MIAD at no extra cost. Meals and supplies are not included.

Scholarship Opportunities
We are pleased to announce MIAD is funding scholarships for the 2023 CEI program! The scholarship application deadline is April 1.

Lottery Scholarship
25 partial-tuition scholarships in variable amounts will be awarded through a random selection process for those who indicate consideration for the Lottery Scholarship in their application.

Lottery applicants will be randomly selected after April 1. A follow-up email will be sent to the applicants to confirm the awards on April 10.

Please note: Scholarships do not include the cost of supplies. Scholarships will not be applied or reimbursed to schools or districts.

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Continuing Education and Creative Educators Institute Registration Policies

Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Class sizes are kept small to facilitate individual instruction. Early registration is strongly recommended. A minimum number of registrations (usually 8) must be received for a class to be held. Class tuition and fees must be paid in full to guarantee enrollment in a course.


If MIAD’s Pre-College Program cancels a class, your fee will be refunded in full. If a student wishes to drop a class, a refund, minus a $15 processing fee for each fall or spring semester class, or a refund minus the $100 deposit fee for the summer program, is granted if notification of withdrawal is received in writing on or before the registration deadline. Refunds will not be granted after that time.

Any class cancelled due to weather, instructor illness or other circumstance will be rescheduled one to two weeks after the conclusion of the class. There is no prorating of tuition if the student cannot attend the make up session.

Registration Confirmation

A letter or e-mail of confirmation will follow receipt of a completed registration. Downloadable supply lists for fall and spring classes are posted on the pre-college webpage.

Public School Teachers K - 12

MIAD remains a strong partner in your license renewal. Please contact Corbett Toomsen, Director of Pre-College and Continuing Education, at 414-847-3335 to discuss how we can assist you with your SCO or PDP.


Art Supplies can be purchased at Blick Art Materials across from MIAD. Please call Blick at 414/278-0407 for their hours.