• UWM Arts & Technology Chair


We train professional artists to be flexible and innovative learners in dynamic fields of today and the future. Graduates of the program work in sound, video, installation, interactive and networked art, and/or multimedia theatre, performance, live music performance, and composition. Our graduating seniors have also gone on to be curators, critics, exhibition technicians, artistic directors, and experimental designers. Many hone their practice further through MFA and PhD programs.


The degree is a collaboration between the Departments of Art & Design, Film, Music, and Dance. Associated programs include the programs in Film Studies and Digital Arts and Culture in the College of Letters and Sciences and programs in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Students are encouraged to combine the Art+Tech degree with the Digital Arts and Culture (DAC) Certificate Program. The certificate adds additional depth in the study of the history, cultural context and impact of digital technology.

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Curriculum below is approved for students currently enrolled in the respective program, depending upon original date of declaration. Future adjustments for new/incoming students will be posted by Fall Semester. After reviewing, please connect with our advising office to start planning your degree path today!

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Interdisciplinary Arts & Technology

A successful Portfolio Review is required after completion of designated introductory Degree Curriculum coursework.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)
English Parts A & B *
Math Parts A & B *
Foreign Language *
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity *
Required Arts+Tech Courses
ART 118 Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice 3
FILM 116 Listening & Recording 3
MUSIC 220 Intro to Music & Computers 3
DANCE 321 Alexander Technique for the Performer 3
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 12
General or Peck School of the Arts (outside of department) 3
*credit may be utilized in required curriculum areas
Degree Curriculum 75 Credits
ART 218 2D Design Strategies 3
FILM 222 Introduction to Digital Filmmaking 3
FILM 255 Intro to Digital Arts 3
FINEART 313 Programming for Artists I 3
ART 316 Interactive & Multimedia Art 3
ART 318 Electronics & Sculpture 3
MUSIC 327 Analog & Digital Synthesis 3
FINEART 410 IAT Capstone I 6
DANCE 415 Movement & New Media 3
FINEART 510 IAT Capstone II 6
MUSIC 680 Interactive Audio 3
Theory & Context
(Choose from below) 6
FILM 305 Digital Cinema & The Computer
ART 309 Issues in Contemporary Art (repeatable)
FILM 301/319 Conversations with Filmmakers & Critics (repeatable)
Studio Electives
(Choose from below) 21
ART 312 Intermediate Digital Studio
ART 315 Participatory Art & Social Practice
ART 327 Digital Media Workshop
MUSIC 328 Digital Synthesis & Systems II
ART 378 Industrial Processes
FILM 380 Media Arts Module
ART 405 Product Realization
ART 418 Advanced Electronics & Sculpture
FILM 420 Intermediate Arts Module
MUSIC 420 Advanced Computers & Music
FILM 460 Advanced Media Arts Module
ART 478 Digital Fabrication & Craft
MUSIC 680 IOS Development I & II
(Choose courses from Peck School of the Arts or the University) 9


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Rebecca Yoshikane

BFA, Digital Fabrication & Design | 2016

Digital Fabrication & Design alum Rebecca Yoshikane combined her artistic ambition and engineering sensibilities to place among nine winners of the UWM Student Startup Challenge.


Art Museums & Galleries
Exhibit Design/Preparation
Exhibiting Artist
Public Relations
Travel/Tour Guides
Visiting Artist

Art Sales
Art Agent/Consultant
Art Dealer
Art Manufacturer Sales
Art Sales
Corporate Curator

Design & Visual Communication
Digital Photo Editor
Graphic Designer
Multimedia Design
Product Design
Web Design

Arts Administration
Art Councils
Art Libraries
Community Centers
Public & Private Schools
Public Policy

Art Criticism
Art Journalism


Dedicated Arts+Tech Faculty

profile photoNathaniel Sternsternn@uwm.edu

Area Head, Digital Studio Practice

Associate Professor, Digital Studio Practice

Co-Founder, UWM Student Startup Challenge

Affiliated Faculty, International Studies and Engineering

profile photoDavid Witzlingdavidrw3@uwm.eduMitchell B83A

Associate Lecturer, Film

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