The Department of Art & Design develops creative thinkers, professional artists and cultural leaders through a cross-disciplinary curriculum that balances innovation, traditional craftsmanship, critical thinking and scholarly civic engagement.
Committed to Milwaukee’s diverse communities, our programs emphasize activism and thinking with the arts. Our faculty is comprised of active artists who promote collaborative, interdisciplinary, and entrepreneurial thinking and practice across the department, university, community, and beyond!
When you join the Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design, you’re embracing more than just a classroom experience. You’re entering a vibrant community of visionary artists and innovators, where your creativity is nurtured to prepare you for your future.
Our commitment to fostering meaningful connections sets us apart. You’ll develop valuable relationships with our artist faculty, dedicated staff, fellow creatives and the wider arts community. These connections are seamlessly integrated into your education, equipping you with a robust network of industry professionals.
Located in Milwaukee, our department grants you unrivaled access to Wisconsin’s thriving creative economy. As an Art & Design student, you’ll have exclusive opportunities to intern and collaborate with leading arts organizations and innovative agencies in the region. And you’ll do it all from a supportive launch pad. Every space within our department feels like home, carefully designed to serve as an incubator for your artistic growth.