At the Peck School of the Arts, you will do much more than perfect your artistic skills and develop your aesthetic. You will learn and experience first-hand how artists like you help create a better world – not just by creating your stunning artwork and stellar performances, but also by encouraging others to think more clearly, feel more deeply, and explore uncharted territories of emotion, analysis, and partnerships.
Research indicates studying the arts produces innovative and entrepreneurial students who are imaginative, persistent and confident. In addition to achieving great success and proven results in their field – art and design, dance, film, music, theatre or as arts educators, Peck School graduates also go on to become business leaders, inventors, engineers, and accountants.
Why PSOA students should study abroad:
Different Teaching Styles – Art is universal, but the way that it is taught varies from country to country. Studying abroad will give you new exposure to the way that art is taught around the world.
Scholarships – Scholarships are available to help finance your study abroad experience. Doing extra research can wield financial benefits and unique scholarship opportunities.
New Perspectives – Being in a different country can not only provide a different education style but can also provide a change in perspective. Being immersed in a different culture, a different environment and being surrounded by different people can push you out of your comfort zone and provide a new source of inspiration.
Cultural Differences – Being in a different country gives the chance to be fully immersed in a new and exciting culture. There are many different cultures around the world that can offer new and unique experiences.
International Experiences – During or after your study abroad you may come across the opportunity to partake in an internship. Working overseas can give you a new take on the differences between two cultures in the workplace.
Considerations While Abroad
If you choose a non-UWM program, you will receive transfer credit, and you are responsible for making sure your official transcript is sent to CIE.
Electives can be easily completed while abroad. Another option for students is to have some of the courses taken abroad be counted as degree or certificate requirements or upper level electives. Check out the Course Equivalency page.
There are some courses within each major that need to be completed on the UWM campus. It is recommended to meet with an academic advisor to determine the courses that need to be completed on campus before deciding to study abroad.
Asking the right questions is very important when deciding what program works best for your major, minor and/or certificate. The Study Abroad team recommends talking to your Academic Advisor, your Study Abroad Coordinator and a Financial Aid Specialist.