Art and Design (2D/3D)

Cambridge Commons

Great Choice For You If: Art and Design2

  • You’re considering a major in Art
  • You couldn’t wait to get in the art room in high school
  • You want to develop a tight network of friends and professional contacts
  • You want to immerse yourself in the art community of Milwaukee


Members will experience a sense of community through unique projects, activities, and exhibitions. Students work together with community members and local organizations to explore art and creativity in Milwaukee neighborhoods and beyond. Art and Design LLC students complete required courses while developing a tight network of friends and professional contacts.

Picture yourself...

Art and Design

  • taking a field trip to Chicago
  • collaborating on public art projects
  • getting a private tour of the Milwaukee Art Museum and local galleries
  • showing your work in special exhibitions

Required Courses:

  • Art 108: 2D Concepts (3 credits)
  • Art 109: 3D Concepts (3 credits)

In Their Own Words:


Wyatt Tinder, LLC Student

"I feel like being in the Art and Design LLC helped me stand out as a student. I received the Frederick R. Layton-Outstanding First Year Student Scholarship after my first year and the Foundations Show. I was able to work at various SGC International Print Milwaukee events and make valuable networking connections with UWM Faculty and internationally-known artists."

Claire Strominger, LLC Mentor

"Being thrown into the mix of the Art and Design LLC was the best thing that happened to me my second semester at UWM. Having the connection to my professor and the encouragement from fellow students really helped me in my art journey. I loved exploring the art world or Milwaukee, and discovering all of the many opportunities that came with being an artist. I decided I wanted to come back and be part of the Art and Design LLC Team to become part of this great program that helped me grow as an artist and person, in hopes that I could help be a positive piece in someone else's experience."

Mari Marks and Chris Badertscher, LLC Resident Assistants

"When you're not in the LLC, you want to be, and when you are, it's amazing. Being completely immersed in art (living with art students, taking art classes, exploring the Milwaukee art culture) inspires determination to become a good student and a great artist. Being on the LLC team is great because you get the opportunity to be a positive part of someone else's first year experience."

Caroline Walser, LLC Student
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"The best part of being in the LLC was definitely living with the same students in my class. Since we all lived next door to one another, we could easily all work on our projects together and help each other think of ideas or how to improve our work. Additionally, I met my closest friends in the LLC, so that's a plus. Also by being in the LLC, I was surrounded by other students who were dedicated to studying art and worked hard in all they did, and I think that being around people with that 'go for it all and I want the best' mentality really helped me to become more serious and determined to grow myself as an artist, as well. I guess that determination is how I successfully was awarded the Laurence Rathsack scholarship last spring."

Leah Schreiber Johnson, LLC Instructor

"Leading the LLC courses is a special experience because we work closely with the students to create meaningful learning experiences. Through community collaborations, public art development, and exciting group exhibition events, students engage in art making to a level that is unmatched by the traditional classroom experience."

Course/Program Contact:

Leah Schreiber
(414) 573-9995

Last updated: 11/22/13