application coversheet

application coversheet
Department of
Art and Design
Graduate Programs
MA and MFA
Admissions and
Awards
2016/17
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Joseph Grennier MFA 2014
Part I: Graduate School Application
The Graduate School recommends beginning the application process a year before the
intended semester of enrollment. Please submit the following application materials by
mid-November to early December in order to be processed in time for the Department
deadline of February 1.
Review the UWM Graduate School
Application Guidelines at:
http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/
prospective/apply/
Graduate School Application Checklist
Complete the University of Wisconsin System Graduate Admission
Application Online Form: https://apply.wisconsin.edu
Graduate School Admission Application Fee
Official Transcripts (must be originals for the Graduate School materials)
One copy of the Reasons for Graduate Study Statement
For international applicants ONLY: Proof of English Language
Proficiency. Please visit the UWM Center for International Education (CIE)
website for more information: http://www4.uwm.edu/cie/futurestudents/69/
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Part II: Art and Design Graduate Studies Application
The following materials must be received in the Department of Art and Design, Office of
Graduate Studies by February 1 (Dec 10 for the AOP Fellowship*).
*The AOP (Advanced Opportunity Program)
online application is available at:
http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/financialsupport/fellowships/
Art and Design MA and MFA Application Checklist:
All application materials must be sent as
PDF files to: artgr[email protected]
Application Coversheet
Digital Portfolio and Image List (see admission application requirements)
Transcripts (copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the
Department materials)
Reasons for Graduate Study Statement
Three Letters of Recommendation (sent to [email protected] as PDF
file on official letterhead by recommender)
Award Application forms and supporting materials for Teaching
Assistantships, Project Assistantships, and Layton Fellowships,
if applicable.
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Kenilworth Studios Woodshop
Photographer: Eric Roman Beining
Application Coversheet
(All application materials must be sent as PDF files to: [email protected])
Note: This is the application form for the Graduate Studies in Art and Design
Program. You must also make an application for admission to the UWM Graduate
School, available online from the Graduate School at:
http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/prospective/apply/
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Home Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
Graduate Degree Pursued:
MA
MFA
Major Area of Focus in Art: (Check below):
If InterMedia (integrated/mixed mediums and installation), check InterMedia AND areas
of expertise to be integrated. Also, address your intended integration of areas in your
reasons for graduate study statement.
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Art and Technology
Painting and Drawing
Ceramics
Photography
Fibers
Print and Narrative Forms
Design and Digital Media
Sculpture
InterMedia
Jewelry and Metalsmithing
Teaching Assistantship | Project Assistantship |
Fellowships
Please check the box, complete an application and submit the appropriate supporting
materials for each fellowship and assistantship for which you are applying.
Teaching Assistantship
Project Assistantship
Frederick R. Layton Fellowship
Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (AOP)*
*The AOP (Advanced Opportunity Program) online
application is available at:
http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/financialsupport/fellowships/
To learn more about Teaching, Project Assistantships
and other university awards, visit:
http://www.graduateschool.uwm.edu/students/financialsupport/
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Admission Application Requirements
Only one Digital Portfolio is necessary if you are submitting multiple applications (i.e.
Teaching Assistantship, Project Assistantship, and Layton Fellowship).
 Digital Portfolio:
Twenty images (max.) of recent work, formatted and labeled as follows:
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Formatting for Digital Portfolio:
The entire Digital Portfolio must be saved as a single PDF document.

Begin the Digital Portfolio with a 250-word artist statement (12 pt. font).

Please note: the Digital Portfolio should be no larger than 20 MB total, and
should be created using high quality compressed JPEG images no larger
than 1024 pixels in width.

Please include an on-screen caption (10 pt. font) below each image giving the
Title, Date, Medium, and Dimensions (please note detail images).

Formatting for Video:
Video, Net.art works, and video documentation of installation or performance
must be represented in stills in the Digital Portfolio described above.
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Each video should be posted on Vimeo.

For Vimeo directions, go to: https://vimeo.com/help.

For Vimeo compression guidelines, go to: https://vimeo.com/help/compression/.

If you prefer to keep your Vimeo files private, please provide passwords for the
files. Please only provide links to Vimeo files that are represented by stills in the
Digital portfolio.

Each still should have descriptive captions (10 pt. font) with links to the Vimeo
files in the Digital portfolio onscreen captions and on the image list.
Admission Application Requirements
 Digital Portfolio Image list(s): typed and numbered to correspond to numbers
in your Portfolio order. Must include title of work, medium, date, and dimensions.
 Reasons for Graduate Study Statement (PDF)
 Three Letters of Recommendation (sent to [email protected] as PDF file on
official letterhead by recommender)
Application Submission Guidelines:

Send all application materials to: [email protected]

In one email, submit as PDF files:
o
o
o
o
o
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If applying for Teaching Assistantships, Project Assistantships, or
Department Fellowships, please also send in separate email to
[email protected]:
o
o
o
o
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application coversheet
digital portfolio
image list
reasons for graduate study statement
transcripts (copies of unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the
Department materials)
student portfolio
student portfolio image list
teaching philosophy
resume
All emails should be sent with the subject heading: APPLICANT LAST
NAMEF2016 (ex. SMITHF2016).
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Digital Craft Research Lab
Photographer: Eric Roman Beining
Award Application | Teaching Assistantship
Only one Digital Portfolio is necessary if you are submitting multiple applications (i.e.
Teaching Assistantship, Project Assistantship, and Layton Fellowship).
New Applicants: The position for which you are applying requires candidates to pass a
criminal background check (CBC) as a condition of employment. This includes a review
of any pending charges or convictions. The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act prevents
employers from disqualifying applicants based on criminal history unless the position
includes job responsibilities that are substantially related to the criminal history.
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Home Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
Graduate Degree Pursued:
MA
Major Area of Focus in Art: _______________________
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MFA
Award Application | Teaching Assistantship
With this application submit:
 Admission Application Materials including: application coversheet, digital
portfolio of recent work, image list, statement, and unofficial transcripts (all
application materials must be submitted as PDF files to [email protected])
 Student Portfolio: Ten examples of work done by your students, if you have
taught at the high school or college level (including UWM).
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

Examples should be of work done by students under your exclusive supervision.
The entire Student Portfolio must be saved as a single PDF document.
Please include an on-screen caption (10 pt. font) below each image giving the
title of class taught, medium, dimensions, and date completed.

Please note: the Digital Portfolio should be no larger than 20 MB total, and
should be created using high quality compressed JPEG images no larger
than 1024 pixels in width.
 Student Portfolio Image list(s), typed and numbered to correspond to numbers in
your Student Portfolio order. Must include title of class taught, medium, dimensions
and date completed.
 Teaching Philosophy (PDF)
 Resume (PDF)
Teaching Assistantships
See suggested areas of competency for assistantship. Please check the areas that are
relevant to your application.
2D Foundation
3D Foundation
Drawing
Ceramics
Fibers
Printmaking
Photography
Sculpture
Art Education
Graphic Design
Digital Media
Lecture Support
Applicant would
or would not
be available for possible assignment if one
develops as late as the week prior to the beginning of the semester. The University of Wisconsin –
Milwaukee practices equal opportunity employment; therefore applications from women and minority
groups are encouraged.
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Kenilworth Graduate Studio: Matthew Lee MFA 2014
Photographer: Eric Roman Beining
Award Application | Project Assistantship
Only one Digital Portfolio is necessary if you are submitting multiple applications (i.e.
Teaching Assistantship, Project Assistantship, and Layton Fellowship).
New Applicants: The position for which you are applying requires candidates to pass a
criminal background check (CBC) as a condition of employment. This includes a review
of any pending charges or convictions. The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act prevents
employers from disqualifying applicants based on criminal history unless the position
includes job responsibilities that are substantially related to the criminal history.
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Home Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
Graduate Degree Pursued:
MA
Major Area of Focus in Art: ______________________
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MFA
Award Application | Project Assistantship
With this application submit:
 Admission Application Materials including: application coversheet, digital
portfolio of recent work, image list, and unofficial transcripts (all applications
materials must be submitted as PDF files to [email protected])
 Student Portfolio: Ten examples of work done by your students, if you have
taught at the high school or college level (including UWM).



Examples should be of work done by students under your exclusive supervision.
The entire Student Portfolio must be saved as a single PDF document.
Please include an on-screen caption (10 pt. font) below each image giving the
title of class taught, medium, dimensions, and date completed.

Please note: the Digital Portfolio should be no larger than 20 MB total, and
should be created using high quality compressed JPEG images no larger
than 1024 pixels in width.
 Student Portfolio Image list(s), typed and numbered to correspond to numbers in
your Student Portfolio order. Must include title of class taught, medium, dimensions
and date completed.
 Teaching Philosophy (PDF)
 Resume (PDF)
Project Assistantships
See suggested areas of competency for assistantship. Please check the areas that are
relevant to your application.
2D Foundation
3D Foundation
Drawing
Digital Image
Collection
Ceramics
Fibers
Printmaking
Jewelry and
Metalsmithing
Photography
Sculpture
Art Education
Undergrad. Photo
Doc.
Office Assistance
Arts Center Gallery
Output Lab Monitor
Design and Visual
Communication
Applicant would
or would not
be available for possible assignment if one
develops as late as the week prior to the beginning of the semester. The University of Wisconsin –
Milwaukee practices equal opportunity employment; therefore applications from women and minority
groups are encouraged.
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Application for Frederick R. Layton Graduate
Fellowship
Last Name
First Name
Middle Name
Home Address
City
State
Country
Zip Code
Email Address
Phone Number
Graduate Degree Pursued:
MA
MFA
Major Area of Focus in Art: _______________________
 With this application submit: Admission Application Materials including:
application coversheet, digital portfolio of recent work, image list, and
unofficial transcripts (all applications materials must be submitted as PDF files to
[email protected])
 Digital Portfolio Image list(s), typed and numbered to correspond to numbers in
your Portfolio order. Must include title of work, medium, date, and dimensions.
 Resume (PDF)
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Application Submission Guidelines:
 Send all application materials to: [email protected]
 In one email, submit as PDF files:
o application coversheet
o digital portfolio
o image list
o reasons for graduate study statement
o transcripts (copies of official transcripts are acceptable for
the Department materials)
 If applying for Teaching Assistantships, Project Assistantships,
or Department Fellowships, please also send in a separate email
to [email protected]:
o
o
o
o
student portfolio
student portfolio image list
teaching philosophy
resume
 All emails should be sent with the subject heading: APPLICANT
LAST NAMEF2016 (ex. SMITHF2016).
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Graduate Studies in Art and Design
Department of Art and Design
P.O. Box 413
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414-229-6053
Email: [email protected]
(Located in Mitchell Hall, Room 371A)
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Arts Center Gallery
Photographer: Eric Roman Beining
Associate Professor Shelleen Greene
Director of Graduate Studies in Art and Design
Revised September 2015
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