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Painting and Drawing, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
Our program provides an intensive opportunity to develop formal and technical skills, balanced with conceptual and material exploration. Students are encouraged to search for answers to questions about the relevance and position painting holds in contemporary art practice, its relation to global visual culture, and today's information-age and multi-cultural environments.
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Students are welcome to fully concentrate on painting or drawing as unique and direct mediums in themselves, or to explore more personal integrations with other disciplines, such as printmaking, sculpture, fibers, digital technology, and time-based processes. All students in the program are encouraged and required to participate in student painting groups, organized and course-related exhibitions and events. These opportunities may include exhibiting in galleries, alternative and public spaces, community art centers, and museums.


Our students draw ideas and inspiration from the full range of experiences that a university can offer, including possible collaborations with other departments and campus organizations, such as the School of Architecture, The Multi-Cultural Student Center, The Water Institute, Special Collections and the American Geographical Society at the UWM Golda Meir Library. Ultimately, our faculty are dedicated to challenging and developing each student’s own perception and definition of painting and drawing, allowing the students to discover for themselves the boundaries that define their own creative practice into new subjective territories.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intro to Painting
  • Intro to Figure Drawing
  • Figure Painting
  • Advanced Drawing Strategies 
  • Painting Strategies
  • Painting Studio
  • Figure Drawing Explorations
  • Painting Studio

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Personal Statements
  • Official Transcripts (high school or equivalent)
  • Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
  • Application Fee: $50 application fee
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    20844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20844 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    9565 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9565 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Milwaukee

  • 1066 - 1770 USD/month
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