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MA/MFA in Studio Art

The specialization in Studio Art is interdisciplinary, students can focus in one specific area of focus or expand into other areas of research. Students choosing a specific focus area may still take courses across studio disciplines, but “InterMedia” is intended to be an integrated focus that combines two or more broad disciplines, including:

  • Art & Social Engagement
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Fabrication and Design
  • Digital Studio Practice
  • Fibers
  • InterMedia (integrated/mixed media and installation)
  • Jewelry & Metalsmithing
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Photography
  • Print & Narrative Forms
  • Sculpture

The program is structured to ensure a broad and balanced integration of media, processes and concerns allowing a rich combination of tradition and innovation. Engagement with disciplines outside of Art & Design and within the local, national, and international community is also encouraged, expected and supported. The hallmark of the department is its commitment to diverse ideas and approaches to art that foster an experimental attitude in keeping with contemporary art practice.

MA Studio Art  Art MFA

Matthew Lee used his experience in the harsh, unforgiving environment of Antarctica as the inspiration for his paintings and UWM Peck School of the Arts Master’s thesis.

MS in Art Education

As art communities continually evolve to respond to societal changes, it is essential that art educators and artists remain at the forefront of innovative ideas, while developing educational processes and research methodologies that engage students and audiences in diverse intellectual, cultural, and social pursuits in the arts. This program encourages interdisciplinary activity and exploratory models of research that link practice with theory through coursework, cultural resources and partnerships in communities, grant-supported research initiatives, and a visiting artist and scholars program.

Since its founding, this program has been a pioneer in producing applied research and collaborating with urban communities. Our faculty believe that a more diverse student body enhances the quality of our education, research, and scholarship. Students are prepared to thrive within 21st century educational environments, including school and community settings; contribute divergent insights; and take on leadership roles in the field.

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MA in Design Entrepreneurship + Innovation

The specialization in Design Entrepreneurship + Innovation integrates design thinking, innovation, theory, and contemporary practice to develop design solutions that affect positive social, economic, and technological change.

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Specific degree information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog along with credits, courses, admission and program requirements.

MA – Studio Art

MA – Design Entrepreneurship & Innovation

MFA – Art

MS – Art Education


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Andrea Skyberg

MFA Fibers | 2007

Andrea creates award-winning children's books, sometimes with tape, sometimes with a needle and thread, and sometimes by engraving metal.

Careers in Art & Design

3D Animator/Modeler
Advertising Director
App Developer
Arts Administration
Art Critic/Writer
Art Dealer
Art Director
Art Education Teacher (K-12)
Art Gallery Owner
Art Historian
Art Therapist
Artisan Solutionist
Artist In Residence
Artists’ Agent
Augmented Reality
Caricature Artist
Collage Artist
Commercial Artist
Community Artist
Community Arts Organizer
Costume Designer
Creative Arts Officer/Director
Creative Services Manager
Cultural Relations
Design Manager
Digital Portrait Artist
Director Of Education & Community Engagement
Display Designer
Education Program Coordinator
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Exhibit Designer
Fashion Designer
Fine Artist
Fine Arts Director
Floral Designer
Font Designer
Freelance Artist
Furniture Designer/Restorer
Game Designer
Glass Sculptor
Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Industrial Designer
Interactive Designer
Interior Designer
Jewelry Designer/Maker
Lighting Designer
Make-Up Artist
Marketing & Sales
Mixed Media Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Museum Director
Museum Exhibit Designer
Packaging Designer
Photo Editor/Retoucher
Photographic Stylist
Photographic Technician
Product Designer
Production Artist
Program Director/Coordinator
Prop Maker
Public Artist
Public Relations
Set Designer
Sketch Artist
Technical Designer, Apparel
Textile Designer
Toy Maker
University Administration
University Faculty
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Video Game Designer
Visual Merchandiser
Visual/Special Effects Artist
Web Based Curators
Web Designer/Developer


Graduate Faculty: Art & Design

profile photoKim Beckmannkbeckman@uwm.eduArt 430B

Associate Professor, Design & Visual Communication

profile photoKyoung Ae Cho(414) 229-4244cho@uwm.eduArt 478B

Professor, Fibers

profile photoKim Cosier(414) 704-3931kcosier@uwm.eduArt 291

Director of Community Engagement and Professor, Art Education

profile photoRobert Grame(414) 229-4258grame@uwm.eduArt 291

Associate Dean, Peck School of the Arts

Associate Professor, Design & Visual Communication

profile photoJoseph Grenniergrennier@uwm.eduKenilworth Square East 516A

Area Head, Digital Studio Practice

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art & Design

profile photoYevgeniya Kaganovichyk@uwm.eduArt 358

Area Head, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

profile photoJessica S Meuninck Ganger(414) 229-3753meuninck@uwm.eduArt 319

Area Head, Print & Narrative Forms

Associate Professor, Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoLisa Molinelmoline@uwm.eduArt 417

Co-Area Head, Design & Visual Communication

Associate Professor, Design & Visual Communication

profile photoJoseph Mougelmougel@uwm.eduMitchell B84

Area Head, Photography & Imaging

Associate Professor, Photography & Imaging

profile photoNathaniel Sternsternn@uwm.eduLEC 204

Professor, Art & Design / Mechanical Engineering

Director, UWM Startup Challenge

profile photoLeslie Vansen(414) 229-6199lvansen@uwm.eduMitchell 423

Area Head, Painting & Drawing

Professor, Painting & Drawing

profile photoGlenn Williams(414) 229-6862williagw@uwm.eduArt B31

Area Head, Digital Studio Practice

Area Head, Sculpture

Associate Professor, Sculpture

profile photoChristine Woywod Veettilwoywod@uwm.eduArt 151

Associate Professor, Art Education

Department Faculty & Staff