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

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.


A minor in Art & Design consists of a minimum of 18 art credits. Nine of the final 12 credits must be taken in residence at UWM. Art & Design minor students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5.

Part I
ART 101Drawing I3
Part II
Select one of the following:3
Art Survey: Creative Practice, Culture and Context
American Art and Culture
Design Survey
Art & Design Lecture Series
Select one of the following tracks:3
2D Track:
2D Studio: Concept, Color and Composition
3D Track:
3D Studio: Form, Idea and Technique
Digital Track:
Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice
200-level Intro
Select 3-6 credits from the following tracks: 13-6
2D Track:
Introduction to Painting
Introduction to Photography
Introduction to Print and Narrative Forms
3D Track:
Introduction to Fibers
Introduction to Sculpture
Introduction to Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Introduction to Industrial Craft
Introduction to Ceramics
Digital Track:
Creative Technologies
Introduction to Design
Design for Digital Fabrication
300-level and Above
Select 3-6 credits 23-6
Total Credits15-21


Location: Theatre 120
Reception Hours: 9AM-4PM Monday through Friday
(closed on university holidays)
Contact: (414) 229-4763

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

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

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