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  • UWM Photography Danielle Dahl

Versatility

In addition to black & white darkroom and digital color photography, students explore a variety of photographic practices, including large format, studio lighting, alternative processes, and digital imaging. Photography’s paradoxical role as both evidence of the real and window into a manipulated world allows for the recontextualization of cultural, ethical, economic, aesthetic, and psychological themes.

Mission

Students address the impact of an image-mediated world through performances for the camera and straight documentation, by connecting formal and aesthetic elements to larger theoretical issues, as they establish an authentic sense of self as artists.

Courses focus on developing technical and conceptual aspects of the medium, while emphasizing the photograph’s potential to engage meaningfully with ideas and society. The area also encourages the exploration and redefinition of the role of photography within a contemporary fine art context, allowing for experimentation with image appropriation, presentation, and installation, as well as the creation of interdisciplinary collaborations among students, faculty, and the community.

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Degrees

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) - Studio Art: Photography & Imaging

A successful Portfolio Review is required after completion of the First Year Program, Art 253, Art 350, and a 2.67 GPA in photo coursework.

University Core 45 Credits
Competencies (more info)  
English Parts A & B *
Math Parts A & B *
Foreign Language *
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities – Art History 101 & 102 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity *
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
*credit may be utilized in required curriculum areas

 

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
(Portfolio Review)
ART 253 Intro to Photography 3
ART 350 Visualizing Ideas in Photography 3
ART 452 Contemporary Issues in Photography 3
ART 552 Studio Practice & Research 3
ART 553 Senior Project 3
ART 604 Senior Seminar 3
ART 605 Senior Show 1
Electives (12 credits total)
(Choose from below) 3-6
ART 357 Studio LIghting & Digital Imaging
ART 358 Medium & Large Format Photography
(Choose from below) 6-9
ART 451 Special Topics
ART 454 Narrative Photography
ART 456 Advanced Digital Photography
ART 458 Photographic Materials & Processes
Studio Electives
(Choose from Art & Design studio courses in consultation with advisor) 24

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 *
Math Parts A & B *
Foreign Language *
General Education Requirements (more info)
Humanities – Art History 101 & 102 6
Social Science 6
Natural Science (1 course with lab) 6
Cultural Diversity *
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
*credit may be utilized in required curriculum areas

 

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 - Photography

Overview: The minor in Photography 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.

For questions, or to declare a minor/certificate, contact the Peck School of the Arts Advising Office at (414) 229-4763 or psoa-advising@uwm.edu

Degree Curriculum 18 Credits
Required
ART 253 Intro to Photography 3
Electives
(Choose from below) 3
ART 100 American Culture
ART 106 Survey
ART 124 Design Survey
ART 150 Multicultural America
ART 152 Photography Survey
Electives
(Choose from below) 3
ART 108 2D Concepts
ART 118 Digital Arts
Studio Electives
(Choose from below) 9
ART 350 Visualizing Ideas in Photography
ART 357 Studio Lighting & Digital Imaging
ART 358 Medium & Large Format Photography
ART 451 Special Topics
ART 452 Contemporary Issues in Photography
ART 454 Narrative Photography
ART 456 Advanced Digital Photography
ART 458 Photographic Materials & Processes

Careers+Alumni

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Kyle Seis

BFA, Photography | 2014

In his project titled Abstract Truths Kyle explores the relationship between faith and geographic location, the ephemeral nature of presence, and the power of suggestion.

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

Dedicated Photography & Imaging Faculty

profile photoLindsay LochmanPhotography & Imaging414-412-1468lochman@uwm.eduMitchell B84

Senior Lecturer, Photography & Imaging

profile photoKayla Masseykmmassey@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, Photography & Imaging

profile photoAllen Morrismorrisab@uwm.eduMitchell B84

Associate Lecturer, Photography & Imaging

profile photoJoseph Mougelmougel@uwm.eduMitchell B84

Area Head, Photography & Imaging

Associate Professor, Photography & Imaging

Art & Design Faculty & Staff