Hip-Hop U: The First Wave Scholars

Hip-Hop U features the story of the University of Wisconsin-Madison First Wave scholarship program. The new documentary from Wisconsin Public Television explores how the pioneering program empowers students to pursue a degree while developing their skills in the hip-hop art forms of spoken word, rap, writing, poetry, singing, producing and acting.

First Wave – World class creativity, academics and outreach

The First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community, housed in the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives at UW-Madison is a cutting-edge multicultural artistic program for incoming students. Bringing together young artists and leaders from across the U.S and beyond, the First Wave Learning Community offers students the opportunity to live, study and create together in a close-knit, dynamic campus

BNV14 Opening Ceremony – First Wave

Members of the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s First Wave program perform at #BNV14 Opening Ceremony!

Sweet memories for First Wave’s inaugural class

First Wave Big 10 Network Special

This video of the First Wave group was originally broadcast on “The Wheel”, a program produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and shown on the Big 10 Network nationwide. An hour-long documentary entitled “First Wave, An Unfiltered Story” was also produced for the network.