Students choose between the Studio Minor (2D, 3D, and Digital Tracks), the Design Minor and the Photography Minor. Students must take note of prerequisites for 200-level and above coursework in Art & Design.

All students interested in enrolling as an Art & Design minor should contact the Art & Design Department undergraduate advisor to develop a plan of study prior to enrolling in art courses.

Students who decide to become Art & Design majors based on their Art & Design minor experience will need to complete the remaining First Year Program credits and the 200-level introductory studio courses prior to continuing with the remaining BA or BFA requirements.


The Art and Design Minor in Studio Arts consists of a minimum of 18 art credits. 12 of the final 15 credits must be taken in residence at UWM. Art & Design minor students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.

Beginning Courses
Select 3 credits from the following3
American Art and Culture
Art Survey: Creative Practice, Culture and Context
Design Survey
Multicultural America
Photography Survey
Select 6 credits from the following 26
Drawing I 1
2D Studio: Concept, Color and Composition
3D Studio: Form, Idea and Technique
Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice
200-level Introductory Courses 23-6
Select 3-6 credits
300-level and Above 23-6
Select 3-6 credits
Total Credits18

ART 107 with the subject Beginning Drawing can be substituted for ART 101: Drawing 1 as they are a stacked course offering.


Students should select all their courses with prerequisites and media specificity in mind, and discuss media pathways with PSOA Academic Advising. Students who elect to take 6 credits of 200-level courses will take 3 credits of 300+ coursework; students who elect to take 3 credits of 200-level courses will take 6 credits of 300+ coursework.


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Academic advising is an important aspect of long-term academic success. At the Peck School of the Arts, we offer professional advising in the undergraduate disciplines of art, dance, film, music and theatre.

Our advisors provide students with individualized appointments to assist them in areas such as: degree requirements, major options, course selection, campus resources, college success strategies, graduation assessment, academic policies and procedures, and more.

For more information please visit the Peck School of the Arts advising and student services page