The Certificate in Digital Fabrication and Design is open to all students seeking a bachelor’s degree from UWM, to students who previously received a Bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to people who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students), but who have a strong interest in this subject area. To be admitted to the University as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular university admission requirements. Students completing the certificate not in conjunction with a degree are not eligible for financial aid.

This certificate is designed to give students an understanding of the software environments, materials, and equipment used in 2D and 3D digital fabrication excluding architectural scale. The certificate is for students in any major at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but specifically for Art & Design students who wish to complement their major with an additional concentration in Digital Fabrication.


Students enrolling in the Digital Fabrication and Design Certificate Program are required to earn a minimum of 18 credits. The required credits are organized to be taken sequentially, and range from 200-level courses to 500-level courses. Courses counting for the certificate may not be taken on a credit/no credit basis. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.5 or above in all courses counting toward the certificate.

ART 277Design for Digital Fabrication3
ART 278Introduction to Industrial Craft3
ART 378Industrial Processes and Fabrication3
ART 478Digital Fabrication and Craft3
ART 526Research in Universal Design and Fabrication (subtitle)3
ART 578Research in Digital Fabrication and Craft: (subtitle)3
Total Credits18

Credits earned at other institutions equivalent to courses in the certificate program may be accepted in partial fulfillment of the program requirements, subject to approval by the Certificate Program Committee.


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