University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Chair's Letter

Welcome to the Department of Art & Design

kyoung_ae_cho_webWe are a distinguished faculty of artists, designers, and educators, an active and diverse group of approximately 1,000 art and design undergraduate and graduate students, and a dedicated staff. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art; Bachelor of Fine Arts with Teacher Certification (Art Education); Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts, Design Studies, Community Art and Digital Fabrication and Design, and Art and Design Minor. At the graduate level, the Department of Art & Design is committed to diverse ideas and approaches to art that foster an experimental attitude in keeping with contemporary art practice. We offer Master of Arts (MA); Master of Fine Arts (MFA); and Master of Science in Art Education (MS) degrees.

Take time to explore our studio areas in Ceramics, Digital Studio Practice, Fibers, Design & Visual Communication, Jewelry/Metalsmithing, Painting/Drawing, Print and Narrative Forms, Photography, and Sculpture as well as the new programs in Community Art and Digital Fabrication & Design. Check out our faculty and student artworks. We also offer a nationally known Art Education program.

Find out about our free Wednesday evening Artists Now! Lecture Series with national and international artists speaking about contemporary art practice.

Check out the Arts Center Gallery and the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) Gallery, always free and open to the public.

Our studios are located in three distinct buildings: the Art Building and Mitchell Hall on the main campus and the recently renovated Peck School of the Arts' Kenilworth Square East faculty and graduate studio research building located a mile south of campus.

We welcome students, alumni and friends to join us in celebrating and learning about art at all of our many and varied exhibitions and events.

Come visit us! Speak with other students, talk with the professors, and see our studios. Attend our events that are always free and open to the public. If you are interested in finding out more about our programs or would like to visit and tour of our facilities, don't hesitate to call us at (414) 229-4200 or email

Kyoung Ae Cho
Chair / Professor, Art & Design