Our students get to do one of the most wonderful things imaginable, create new and innovative objects. Taking everyday materials, such as metal, silicon, binary code, we mold, shape, and transforming them into living Objects with vitality, emotion and soul. We believe in the power of these living Objects to help tell a story. Bold, distinctive and enduring stories that make a difference in the lives of the people who use them.
Through partnership with UWM’s Departments of Architecture, Engineering, and Health Sciences, our students collaborate with a diverse and curious group of creative minds. Off campus, our students activity participate in exhibitions and projects within the Milwaukee Maker community such as Maker Fest and Maker Faire. On an international level, students have become involved with Engineers Without Borders to create solar rechargeable reading lamps for children in Guatemala, as well as frequent collaborators with e-NABLE to develop 3D-printed experimental prosthetic devices.
Explore – Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.
Connect – After reviewing, please contact our Advising & Student Services Office to start planning your degree path today!
Digital Fabrication & Design alum Rebecca Yoshikane combined her artistic ambition and engineering sensibilities to place among nine winners of the UWM Student Startup Challenge.
Careers in Art & Design
Art Education Teacher (K-12)
Art Gallery Owner
Artist In Residence
Community Arts Organizer
Creative Arts Officer/Director
Creative Services Manager
Digital Portrait Artist
Director Of Education & Community Engagement
Education Program Coordinator
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Fine Arts Director
Marketing & Sales
Mixed Media Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Museum Exhibit Designer
Technical Designer, Apparel
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Video Game Designer
Visual/Special Effects Artist
Web Based Curators
Faculty: Digital Fabrication & Design
Teaching Faculty II, Digital Fabrication & Design
Assistant Professor, Design & Visual Communications
Assistant Professor, Digital Fabrication & Design
Lecturer, Digital Fabrication & Design
Teaching Faculty II, Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Studio Technician, Safety Coordinator, Jewelry and Metalsmithing and Print & Narrative Forms