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Versatility

Students are welcome to fully concentrate on painting or drawing as unique and direct mediums in themselves, or to explore more personal integrations with other disciplines, such as printmaking, sculpture, fibers, digital technology, and time-based processes. All students in the program are encouraged and required to participate in student painting groups, organized and course-related exhibitions and events. These opportunities may include exhibiting in galleries, alternative and public spaces, community art centers, and museums.

Collaboration

Our students draw ideas and inspiration from the full range of experiences that a university can offer, including possible collaborations with other departments and campus organizations, such as the School of Architecture, The Multi-Cultural Student Center, The Water Institute, Special Collections and the American Geographical Society at the UWM Golda Meir Library. Ultimately, our faculty are dedicated to challenging and developing each student’s own perception and definition of painting and drawing, allowing the students to discover for themselves the boundaries that define their own creative practice into new subjective territories.

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Degrees

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!

BFA – Studio Art: Painting & Drawing

BA – Studio Arts

Minor – Studio Arts

Careers+Alumni

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Jim Rygiel

BFA, Painting & Drawing | 1977

Oscar-winner Jim Rygiel, a ’77 Painting and Drawing graduate, talks about his work on the upcoming film Ben-Hur and how UWM helped lead him to a career in visual effects.

Careers in Art & Design

3D Animator/Modeler
Advertising Director
Animator
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
Blacksmith
Caricature Artist
Ceramisist
Collage Artist
Commercial Artist
Community Artist
Community Arts Organizer
Consultant
Costume Designer
Creative Arts Officer/Director
Creative Services Manager
Cultural Relations
Curator
Design Manager
Designer
Digital Portrait Artist
Director Of Education & Community Engagement
Display Designer
Education Program Coordinator
Educator
Elementary/Secondary School Teacher
Entrepreneur
Exhibit Designer
Fabricator
Fashion Designer
Fine Artist
Fine Arts Director
Floral Designer
Font Designer
Freelance Artist
Furniture Designer/Restorer
Game Designer
Glass Sculptor
Graphic Designer
Graphic Artist
Illustrator
Industrial Designer
Interactive Designer
Interior Designer
Jewelry Designer/Maker
Lecturer
Lighting Designer
Make-Up Artist
Maker
Marketing & Sales
Metalsmith
Mixed Media Artist
Motion Graphics Artist
Muralist
Museum Director
Museum Exhibit Designer
Packaging Designer
Painter
Photo Editor/Retoucher
Photographer
Photographic Stylist
Photographic Technician
Printmaker
Product Designer
Production Artist
Program Director/Coordinator
Prop Maker
Public Artist
Public Relations
Sculptor
Set Designer
Sketch Artist
Stylist
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

Faculty

Faculty: Painting & Drawing

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

Area Head, Painting & Drawing

Professor, Painting & Drawing

profile photoShane Walshwalsh3@uwm.eduMitchell 332

Lecturer, First Year Program

Lecturer, Painting & Drawing

Department Faculty & Staff