University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Art & Design BFA -
Print & Narrative Forms

BFA - Print and Narrative

The Print and 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. Majors explore both, historical and contemporary applications of fine art printmaking and are encouraged to focus not only on the image itself, but also how it communicates in the context of its structure and presentation: prints as 2-D and 3-D multiples or one-of-a-kind works on papers, fabrics, walls – the options are limitless. 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.


For a list of current faculty and staff with contact information and biographies please visit the Art & Design Faculty & Staff page.


Undergraduate Facilities

The printmaking studios occupy over 6000 square feet, and include specialized facilities for water-based screen printing, intaglio, letterpress, lithography, relief/monoprint, photo and digital printmaking. The shop is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for graduate students and until midnight for undergraduates. Faculty have studio/offices adjacent to the printshop and use the facility to produce their own work.

Graduate Facilities

In addition to access to the aforementioned undergraduate facilities, graduate students have studios located in a stand-alone building on Milwaukee's East Side, less than a mile from the UWM campus. Kenilworth contains studios for all of the arts, including dance, film, music and theatre. Graduate students have additional individual work areas and storage space in the printmaking facilities.

For a list of all facilities offered within the Peck School of the Arts - Art & Design departments please visit the Art & Design Facilities page.

Admission Requirements

For a list of Peck School of the Arts admission requirements please visit the UWM Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

For a complete list of current offered courses please visit the UWM Peck School of the Arts Undergraduate Catalog


For updated curriculum please visit the curriculum section of the UWM Peck School of the Arts Undergraduate Catalog


For more information:
Jessica Meuninck -Ganger