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  • UWM Print and Narrative Forms
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Versatility

The Print & Narrative Forms concentration includes experimental courses that encourage interdisciplinary work, community projects and collaborative research. The department provides the facilities and technology for a complete studio experience with courses in intaglio, lithography, monotype, collagraph, relief, letterpress, screenprint, photo and digital print processes, artists’ books and combinations of print and non-print methods. Emphasis is placed on both traditional and exploratory techniques.

Student Experience

All students are encouraged to broaden their education and artistic growth by attending conferences and outside workshops, participating in print exchanges with other universities and organizations, and exhibiting work on and off campus. Graduating students are prepared to pursue graduate school and/or work as an independent artist or illustrator or undertake printer training in a specialized program. In 2013 we co-hosted the Southern Graphics Council International Conference with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD).

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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: Print & Narrative Forms

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 291 Intro to Print & Narrative Forms 3
ART 591 Portfolio in Print & Narrative Forms 3
ART 597 Senior Project 3
ART 604 Senior Seminar 3
ART 605 Senior Show 1
Electives
(Choose from below) 9
ART 337 Screen-printing on Fabric
ART 391 Intermediate Printmaking (6cr max with change in topic)
ART 392 Lithography
ART 393 Digital Printmaking
ART 433 Digital Imaging on Fabric
Electives
(Choose from below) 6
ART 493 Advanced Digital Printmaking
ART 495 Advanced Printmaking
ART 595 Colloquium
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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Malena Magnolia

BFA, Painting & Drawing | 2013

“Social justice has to be accessible. When [art is] on the street, you have no idea who is going to see it. It’s accessible to all classes and races, and it’s not just in a gallery someone doesn’t think to go into.” Malena Magnolia on her street art.

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 photoCynthia Brinich-Langloisbrinichl@uwm.edu

Associate Lecturer, First Year Program

Associate Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

Printshop Tech

profile photoNicolas Lampertnlampert@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

Lecturer, Writing & Critical Thinking

profile photoGreg Martensgmartens@uwm.eduArt 316

Associate Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

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

Area Head, Print & Narrative Forms

Director, Graduate Studies

Associate Professor, Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoMelissa Wagner Lawlerwagnerlm@uwm.eduArt 315

LLC Coordinator, Art & Design

Associate Lecturer, First Year Program

Associate Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

Art & Design Faculty