• UWM Print and Narrative Forms
    Print Club | Aspen Mitchell inking woodcut for Milwaukee Maker Faire at State Fair Park 


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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BFA – Print & Narrative Forms Concentration

BA – Studio Concentration

Minor – Studio


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Austin Boechler

BFA, Print & Narrative Forms | 2014

A multi-disciplinary artist who lives and works in Milwaukee, Austin’s work focuses on relief printmaking techniques, celebrating visionary leaders who reject the norm. His print “Yeah Beuys!,” currently on exhibit at the International Print Center New York, is a nod to Joseph Beuys and his creative action to insight change.

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


Faculty: Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoCynthia Brinich-Langlois(505) 250-6039brinichl@uwm.eduArt 319

Lecturer, First Year Program

Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoOkja Kwonokjakwon@uwm.edu

Lecturer, Writing & Critical Thinking

Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoNicolas Lampertnlampert@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

Lecturer, Writing & Critical Thinking

profile photoGreg Martensgmartens@uwm.eduArt 316

Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

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

Associate Professor, Print & Narrative Forms

Co-Chair, Department of Art & Design

Area Head, Print & Narrative Forms

profile photoMelissa Wagner Lawlerwagnerlm@uwm.eduArt 316

Lecturer, Print & Narrative Forms

Lecturer, First Year Program

First Year Program & Retention Coordinator, Art & Design

Department Faculty & Staff