• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (ARWU) Milwaukee, WI, United States
The program focuses on instilling in every student the practical, hands-on knowledge of materials and fabrication techniques necessary to cross boundaries, invent processes, and explore innovative content in the areas of object-making, installation, performance, site-work, time-based art, and digital forms.
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Our program’s curriculum establishes a solid foundation of traditional skills and concerns that promote both a historical and contemporary platform from which students can navigate. The curriculum seeks to enable students with the skills necessary to explore concepts and content relevant both in today’s world and in the creation of a personal vision.

With sculpture encompassing a myriad of materials, processes and media, the sculpture faculty seeks to promote individual student exploration and independence within a contemporary framework. The curriculum provides exposure to a range of skills, techniques, and resources. It is, however, the ability to think that is at the heart of the program as students are challenged to employ the skills and mindset to participate in future endeavors.


Our nearly 6500 sq ft sculpture facility houses a complete woodworking studio, a 15 ft x 15 ft spray and sanding booth, large metal fabrication and construction area, plaster, mold-making and ceramic shell areas, and a foundry and wax working area. There is also a 800 sq ft installation and project space, and access to digital media.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Drawing I
  • Art Survey
  • 3D Concepts
  • 2D Concepts 3
  • Digital Arts: Culture, Theory, Practice
  • Introduction to Sculpture
  • Issues in Contemporary Art: (Visiting Artist Lecture Series)
  • Sculptural Practices
  • Sculpture Workshop

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

To be admitted in good standing, applicants must meet general University requirements. Applicants to the Art & Design program must also submit a portfolio of artworks and additional supporting materials, as described below, for review by Art & Design faculty:

  • Art & Design Portfolio form.
  • Portfolio of artworks. Provide 8-10 examples of artwork you created in the past two years. If your portfolio includes drawings, we recommend that you include at least three drawings from observation (not photographs). 
  • Statement of Intent. Upload a one-page pdf that describes how your interests and past experiences relate to your intended college choice and career path. 

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
    Living Costs

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