Cardinal Stritch University
About Cardinal Stritch University
Cardinal Stritch University's College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 30 fields of study in thirteen different departments and both undergraduate and graduate degrees. Their small 16:1 student-to-faculty ratio makes learning a rich and satisfying experience, as classes are taught by well-qualified professors rather than teaching assistants. Within the art department, the faculty is composed of working artists and educators who are committed to superior design.
Students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences can receive a BA in art education (K-12), graphic design, interactive media development, or photography or studio arts.
Stritch also offers an MA in visual studies, a course created for working adults who want to pursue involvement in the arts as artists, art teachers, arts administrators or careers in gallery and museum work. This 34-credit program begins every summer, and it provides exploration and analysis of a wide range of traditional and non-traditional ideas, materials, and designs. The MA is a hands-on program that includes courses in drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, painting, textiles, digital imaging, metals, and printmaking.
Attendance at Stritch is made affordable through scholarships, grants, work-study programs and loans. More than 82 percent of Stritch students benefit from these programs. Once enrolled, a counselor works with students to find beneficial financial aid packages for need, merit, and more. Besides Federal and State aid, Stritch provides private monies through athletic, honors, and departmental grants and scholarships.
Stritch is located just off the North-South freeway (43) on the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Although this city was once known for numerous breweries, it now hosts the famous and artsy Third Ward, a restored warehouse district that's now a National Historic Landmark featuring terrific dining, a lively nightlife scene, art galleries and antique shops. Milwaukee also hosts at least a dozen fine museums including the Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum, the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art, and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Founded in 1937 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Cardinal Stritch University is now Wisconsin's second-largest independent university. Stritch is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The work of contemporary and historical visual artists as well as Stritch students is exhibited in the beautiful Northwestern Mutual Art Gallery.