University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Whitewater, WI | Wisconsin Schools with Design Programs | Graphic Design

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

School Summary
800 W Main St
Whitewater, WI 53190
(262) 472-1234
Degree Type:
Less than one year certificate; Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus Setting:
Town: Distant
Campus Housing:

About University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

The University of Wisconsin Whitewater is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The campus itself is a main resource of art and cultural events, providing venues such as the Young Auditorium for music and theater performances and the Crossman Gallery for art shows and events. Other annual events in Whitewater include an Open House in December, Freeze Fest in January, the Bridal Fair, Donkey Basketball and Farm Toy Show in February, Maxwell Street Day and a 4th of July Celebration in July. There are also Minneiska Water Ski Shows on Whitewater Lake.

UWW is part of the University of Wisconsin System. It became Wisconsin's second public college on April 21, 1868. The first classes consisted of 39 students taught by nine faculty members. It has since grown into a university with four distinct colleges, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. It is a four-year, co-educational, residential college accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

UWW's college of arts and communication offers a four-year BA degree in multimedia digital arts. The program is intended to prepare students for careers creating multimedia content and information development, Web and animation design and production. The program includes extensive coursework in writing for multimedia, multimedia design aesthetics and new media production techniques. Majors select one of two academic tracks. The communication track specializes in multimedia as a creative tool for communication in learning, entertainment, information sharing, marketing, promotion, advertising, and management environments. The art track specializes in original new media creation, multimedia design practice and aesthetic production.

UWW's multimedia computer laboratories use the latest software on both the MAC and PC platforms. Students also have access to video editing suites, sound editing suites, blue screen videotaping and compositing facilities, multimedia editing suites and related technology in the campus television and radio stations. The program also offers on-campus professional opportunities and off-campus internships. Required courses include an introduction to multimedia, multimedia aesthetics, fundamentals of video production, multimedia production, interactive communication, writing for multimedia, two-dimensional design, graphic design, and multimedia design. A senior multimedia project is also required prior to completion of the program.

The UWW Foundation manages many scholarships for new and returning students. Students may apply for all scholarships through the financial aid office Web site by completing one scholarship application. Some scholarships may require additional documentation such as teacher recommendations or a personal essay. A few of the foundation scholarships available include the Alice and Floyd Quinney Scholarship, the Annabelle and Anton Dorn Family Scholarship, the College of Letters and Sciences Alumni Scholarship, the Ed and Arlyn Schwager Leadership Grant, the Edie Thornton Memorial Scholarship, the James and Patricia Freer Family Scholarship, the Mary Jo Hatmaker Memorial Scholarship, the Greenhill Scholarship, and the William Malleris and Helen Malleris Scholarship. Additional scholarships may be available directly from each college or program of study.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,