Student Resources


Classroom/Studio, Practice Room, Office Access

Request a Key 

  • General Practice Rooms 
    • Keys are available at the Box Office via in-person sales only
  • All other Rooms

Access Codes or ID cards

Hand Scanning & After-Hours Building Access

PSOA Buildings (7 days a week | 7AM-10PM)

  • Art and Mitchel Hall
    • Students, Faculty, and Staff may use their University ID to access these facilities outside of business hours
  • All other PSOA Buildings
    • Students, Faculty, and Staff who require access outside of business hours must request hand scanning access at the Box Office
In Case of Emergency
Kenilworth Square East Space Request for Filming & Exhibitions

To request specific space usage in Kenilworth Square East, complete the KSE Space Request (Filming & Exhibitions) Form.

Lockboxes (Masterlock Bluetooth Vault)

How to use a Bluetooth lockbox

  • Follow the link in your email to set your password.
  • Enter the organization ID, your email address and your temporary password.
  • Your new password must be between 8-15 characters, contain an upper and lower case letter, a number and a special character.
  • Agree to terms of use. Choose to selecting marketing or not.
  • Go to Google Play or App store on your phone and download the Masterlock Vault Enterprise app. The icon will be blue. (Note there are 2 apps. Do not download Masterlock ELocks, which is red)
  • Login to the app with your email address and your password.
  • To use: Go up to a door with the lockbox and have your app open. Press any button on the lock box to wake it up and you should see the option to unlock the box on your phone, represented by a blue key symbol. Press Open and the box will unlock. Please make sure to put the key back into the box when you have opened the door.
  • For additional help please refer to online video instructions.
Locker Rentals

$16 annually

Please visit the Box Office. Upon payment, you will receive the combination to your assigned locker in your desired location.

Lost & Found

All Lost & Found items are located in ART 203.

Reserve a Room
  • Call (414) 229-4947 or Visit Art 203 to place your reservation request
  • Programs Assistants review and email you with approval or denial of request
Request or Renew a Kenilworth Square East Studio (Graduates Only)

To request or renew a Kenilworth Square East Studio, complete the KSE Studio Request Form.

Rental Information

  • Requests Due April 1 for the Upcoming Academic Term
  • Notifications emailed by May or Early June
  • Payments to the Box Office Due October 1
  • Unpaid rentals will lose studio access by November 2

Annual Fees

Fees are for occupancy and are not related to the size of the studio or whether it is being shared. Box Office fees and sales tax not included. 

Graduate Students: $200
(First time renters must also pay a refundable $50 key deposit)
Academic Staff & Assistant Professors: $250
Associate Professors: $275
Full Professors: $300


Advising & Student Services

Academic advising is an important aspect of long-term academic success. Visit the Advising & Student Services Office in the Theatre Lobby Room 120, or schedule an appointment online.

More information by visiting the Advising & Student Services webpage or by completing the PSOA advising contact form.

Confidential Victim Advocacy Services

Advocacy is a free and confidential service for UWM students who have been impacted by sexual and/or relationship violence.

What does an advocate do?

  • Listen, believe and support
  • Walk with a student through the entire process if they choose to make a report to the UWM Title IX office and/or Law Enforcement
  • Assist with adjustments to academics and/or housing
  • Provide information, options, and resources

Contact (414) 229-4582,

Share News & Announcements
Alert Peck School of the Arts’ offices of Development, Marketing, and Recruitment of your artistic and academic successes by emailing


Panther Academic Support Services (PASS) offers many different types of tutoring, including weekly small group, walk-in, and online. To schedule an appointment, please complete the online request form.

General Resources

Event Promotion (Free Resources)
  • Community Calendar Submission
  • Personal E-­blast
    • Request that all performers and crew send a personal event announcement to colleagues/peers
  • Facebook Event Page Promotion
    • Add performers as hosts
    • Post status updates in the event thread at least 2x per week to keep activity elevated; upload photos and videos from rehearsals and remember to tag performers
    • Require all performers and crew to “invite” area colleagues/peers to the event page
  • Social Media
    • Post regular event/rehearsal updates to personal social media accounts; photo, and especially video, posts have the best organic reach
Incident Reporting
Laptop Requirement

While laptops are strongly recommended for all students, they are required for the programs listed on the Laptop Requirement page due to current needs for the delivery of instruction in each.

Logos (UWM & Peck School of the Arts)

The UWM logo must be included on all publications/materials. Visit the University’s Branding site for more information on logo usage. Space permitting, the Peck School of the Arts logo should be included as well. In both instances the preferred full logo should be used when possible. When using both logos, UWM must always appear to the left or above the school logo and should be relatively equal in size.

Print Use

Web Use ONLY

Time Reporting

Student employees hired by PSOA are required to log their hours in the UW Portal. There are two types of time entry methods that student employees may have: TimeSheet or Web Clock. For instructions, please view the How to Enter Hours in TimeSheet document or the Web Clock/Report Time Entry document.

Any missed punches should be immediately reported to your supervisor.

Pay dates can be found on the calendars and schedules webpage.

Department Resources

Art & Design
Milwaukee Art Museum Membership Pass

Art & Design majors and minors receive a free annual Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) membership (a $35 value!) for each year that they are a student in the department. This allows them to visit MAM and its events (including MAM After Dark!) free of charge. Pick up your pass each Fall semester at the Box Office. You will need your Student ID. You will also need to have your ID with you when you use the membership card at the museum.

Portfolio Review Criteria
  • Design & Visual Communication (BFA)
    Eligible students must have completed First Year Program courses as well as Art 124, 221, and 223 with a B- or better by the end of the Spring semester when the Portfolio Review is held. Qualifying students will be notified of specific requirements and timelines at the beginning of each Spring semester. For more information students should consult their academic advisor.
  • Digital Studio Practice (BFA)
  • Photography (BFA)
Student Handbook
Film, Video, Animation and New Genres
Foundation Review Criteria

A successful Foundation Review is required after completion of foundation coursework in order to proceed with the BFA curriculum. Please email with any questions.

Hearing Protection
Jury Forms

Voice Area


  • Music Education (Music Education students should also prepare the appropriate Degree Progress Form for for the studio jury.)
Student Recitals
Student Handbook
UWM Theatre Photo Agreement