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Students are encouraged to develop their own creative vision exploring their ideas in metal. With an understanding of the field, students are able to test its boundaries and draw on what a craft discipline has to offer in pursuing their ideas that cross over into other disciplines. The program’s goal is to prepare students for professional work as artists, metalsmiths and jewelers as well as graduate studies.

Facilities

Facilities include equipment for forming, casting, enameling, etching, patination, polishing, fabrication, hydraulic forming, machining, anodizing, milling and lathe work. In addition to the main studio with 18 shared workstations, three adjacent rooms feature 20 individual stations for Jewelry and Metalsmithing concentration students. A very large array of metalsmithing equipment is available as well as many other hand and power tools. Some undergraduate courses also take advantage of the newly renovated and equipped Kenilworth facility, with a comprehensive forming studio, welding, and powder coating.

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Degrees

Curriculum listed below is approved for students currently enrolled in the respective program. Any future adjustments for new/incoming students will be posted by May 15. After reviewing, please connect with our advising office to start planning your degree path today!

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) - Studio Art: Jewelry & Metalsmithing

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)  
English Parts A & B 0
Math Parts A & B 0
Foreign Language 0
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities – Art History 101 & 102 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity 0
Electives
Advanced Art History 6
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 9
Peck School of the Arts (arts areas inside/outside department) 3
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 9

 

Art & Design Core 30 Credits
First Year Program (2.5 Cumulative GPA required)
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 106 Survey 3
ART 108 2D Concepts 3
ART 109 3D Concepts 3
ART 118 Digital Arts 3
English Part A (*completed as part of University Core) *
Math Part A (*completed as part of University Core) *
200 Level Studio Electives (9 credits total, not applicable if fulfilled as part of degree curriculum)
(Choose from below) 3-6
ART 201 Drawing II
ART 208 Color Concepts
ART 212 Intro to Digital Studio Practice
ART 221 Intro to Design
Film 222 Intro to Digital Filmmaking
ART 223 Typography
ART 224 Dynamic Typography
ART 227 Design Workshop
ART 238 Fibers Workshop
ART 243 Intro to Painting
ART 249 Painting & Drawing Workshop
ART 253 Intro to Photography
ART 269 Sculpture Workshop
ART 277 Design for Digital Fabrication
ART 279 Jewelry Workshop
ART 289 Ceramics Workshop
ART 291 Intro to Print & Narrative Forms
ART 299 Printmaking Workshop
(Choose from below) 3-6
ART 231 Intro to Fibers
ART 261 Intro to Sculpture
ART 271 Intro to Jewelry & Metals
ART 278 Intro to Industrial Craft
ART 281 Intro to Ceramics
Critical Thinking
ART 309 Issues in Contemporary Art 3
ART 509 Visual Art Seminar 3

 

Degree Curriculum 55 Credits
Required
ART 271 Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing 3
ART 371 Construction & Fabrication 3
ART 474 Portfolio Development 3
ART 575 Senior Project 3
ART 604 Senior Seminar 3
ART 605 Senior Show 1
Electives
(Choose from below) 12
ART 372 The Multiple
ART 378 Industrial Processes & Fabrication
ART 470 Metal Forming
ART 472 Color on Metal
ART 473 Special Topics
ART 478 3D Fabrication & Craft
Studio Electives
(Choose from Art & Design class listings in consultation with advisor) 27

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - Studio Art

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art offers students a concentrated studio art experience as a complement to a broad exposure to the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and natural sciences. Bachelor of Arts (Studio Arts) students choose between a focus in two-dimensional or three-dimensional studios after completing a core of study in the First Year Programs of studio art practice.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)  
English Parts A & B 0
Math Parts A & B 0
Foreign Language 0
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities – Art History 101 & 102 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity 0
Electives
Advanced Art History 6
Peck School of the Arts (3 arts areas outside department) 9
Peck School of the Arts (arts areas inside/outside department) 3
General (outside Peck School of the Arts) 9

 

Degree Curriculum 75 Credits
First Year Program (2.5 Cumulative GPA)
ART 101 Drawing I 3
ART 106 Survey 3
ART 108 2D Concepts 3
ART 109 3D Concepts 3
ART 118 Digital Arts 3
English Part A (*completed as part of University Core) *
Math Part A (*completed as part of University Core) *
Introductory Studios
(Choose from below) 6
ART 201 Drawing II
ART 212 Intro to Digital Studio
ART 231 Intro to Fibers
ART 243 Intro to Painting
ART 253 Intro to Photography
ART 261 Intro to Sculpture
ART 271 Jewelry & Metalsmithing
ART 281 Basic Ceramics
ART 291 Intro to Print and Narrative Forms
Studio Concentration
(Choose from ART 300+ approved studio courses in consultation with advisor) 12
Required
ART 309 Issues in Contemporary Art 3
ART 505 BA Project Exhibition 1
ART 509 Art & Design Seminar 3
ART 604 Professional Practices 3
Electives
(Choose courses from Peck School of the Arts or the University) 32

 

Minor - Studio Art

Overview: The minor in Art & Design requires a total of 18 credits, 9 of the final 12 taken must be in residence at UWM. Students must also maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher and work closely with an advisor when selecting courses.

Minor Core 9 Credits
Required
ART 101 Drawing I 3
Electives
(Choose from below) 3
ART 100 American Culture
ART 105 Visiting Artist Lecture Series
ART 106 Survey
ART 124 Design Survey
Minor Track
(Choose from below) 3
ART 108 2D Concepts
ART 109 3D Concepts
ART 118 Digital Arts
Studio Curriculum 9 Credits
Studio Electives
(Choose from below) 3-6
ART 212 Intro to Digital Studio Practice
ART 221 Intro to Design
ART 231 Intro to Fibers
ART 243 Intro to Painting
ART 253 Intro to Photo
ART 261 Intro to Sculpture
ART 271 Intro to Jewelry & Metalsmithing
ART 277 Design for Digital Fabrication
ART 278 Intro to Industrial Craft
ART 281 Intro to Ceramics
ART 291 Intro to Print & Narrative Forms
Studio Concentration
(Choose from ART 300+ approved studio courses in consultation with advisor) 3-6

 

Careers+Alumni

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Mollie Kiesewetter

BFA, Jewelry & Metalsmithing | 2014

Mollie Keisewetter is the owner of a trendy 3rd Ward jewelry store featuring the work of more than 50 designers, and she's only 22-years old.

Careers

Art Museums & Galleries
Administration
Archivist
Conservation/Restoration
Curator
Education
Exhibit Design/Preparation
Exhibiting Artist
Public Relations
Publications
Owner/Director
Registrar
Reproductionist
Research
Sales
Travel/Tour Guides
Visiting Artist

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

Design & Visual Communication
Digital Photo Editor
Fashion
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Multimedia Design
Product Design
Packaging
Publication
Web Design

Education
Arts Administration
Art Councils
Art Libraries
Artist-in-Residence
Community Centers
Museums
Public & Private Schools
Public Policy

Media
Art Criticism
Art Journalism

Faculty

profile photoMichael Bernardbernardm@uwm.eduArt 358

Area Head, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing, Digital Fabrication & Design, First Year Program

profile photoYevgeniya Kaganovichyk@uwm.eduArt 358

Area Head, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Professor, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

profile photoStephanie Voegelesvoegele@uwm.eduArt 358

Lecturer, First Year Program

Lecturer, Jewelry & Metalsmithing

Art & Design Faculty