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.


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.

Select one of the following:3
American Art and Culture
Art Survey: Creative Practice, Culture and Context
Design Survey
Multicultural America
Photography Survey
ART 1082D Studio: Concept, Color and Composition3
or ART 118 Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice
Required 200-level Intro
ART 253Introduction to Photography3
300-level and Above
Select three of the following: 19
Intermediate Color Photography and Digital Imaging
Intermediate Studio Lighting
Intermediate Darkroom Photography (subtitle)
Special Topics in Photography:
Contemporary Issues in Photography
Narrative Photography
Advanced Photography & Imaging:
Photographic Materials and Processes
Total Credits18

Select 9 credits of 300-level or above electives in Photography and Imaging from the list, in consultation with Art & Design Undergraduate Advisor and Area Head for Photography and Imaging. Students must be aware of the prerequisites for the 300+ level courses they wish to take.


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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