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.

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


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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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