Change Makers

Arts and Social Entrepreneurship means using your skills as an artist to help find sustainable solutions to our biggest social challenges – in education, the environment, or community health — among others. It means understanding the latest in business-based, non-profit structures; the latest in audience and community engagement; and the latest in community teaching methods. It means becoming part of a generation of artists who are leaders in their communities as they strive to make meaningful social change.

Artists in all fields can be catalysts for community change and invaluable team members for community-based organizations or partnerships of organizations in collective action. This certificate prepares students with arts training in all disciplines (film, creative writing, visual art, theatre, music and dance) for careers in community and civic leadership at non-profits or governmental agencies.

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Certificate – Arts & Social Entrepreneurship


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 within the Arts & Social Entrepreneurship Certificate program are comprised of select Peck School of the Arts faculty & staff dependent upon your chosen focus of study. For a list of all Peck School of the Arts faculty please follow the link below.

Faculty & Staff Directory

Faculty: Arts & Social Entrepreneurship

profile photoAnne Bastingbasting@uwm.eduTheatre 242

Professor, Theatre

Professor, Arts & Social Entrepreneurship

profile photoRaoul Deal(414) 229-1154rgdeal@uwm.eduHolton G24

Senior Lecturer, Community Arts

Senior Lecturer, Arts & Social Entrepreneurship

profile photoDani Kuepperdkuepper@uwm.edu

Senior Lecturer, Dance

Senior Lecturer, Arts & Social Entrepreneurship

profile photoRobin Mellormello@uwm.eduTheatre 220

Chair, Theatre

Professor, Theatre