Bachelors of Art in GRAPHIC DESIGN

UW-Platteville Art Students

Bachelors of Art in GRAPHIC DESIGN

The graphic design program at University of Wisconsin-Platteville is a 120-credit Bachelor of Arts degree and is focused on the art of imaginative problem solving and how it relates to visual communication. Graphic design is a dynamic field that demands people who are able to meet creative challenges and to push beyond what is expected.

Following the foundation year in the Fine Arts program, students will take courses focusing on typography, print and multimedia design, packaging design, and graphic design history. The graphic design program incorporates traditional and new technologies into a hands-on learning environment. Our students learn how to conceptualize solutions to design situations that encourage critical and creative thinking, promote social awareness, and encourage individual artistic growth and development.

The UW-Platteville Graphic Design program prepares students for professional careers. Students learn a combination of conceptual and technical skills and gain practical experience. A Bachelors of Art in Graphic Design from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville delivers a well-defined knowledge of art and design for students seeking careers as creative designers, multimedia designers, illustrators, web designers, and art directors.

For more information, please contact Greg Nelson at

Art Department News

Art Department News

Graphic design students engage with the community

April 20, 2015

Graphic Design Four is the last graphic design class that University of Wisconsin-Platteville students are required to take before graduation. When students take this class, they are one step away from graduating. This is the reason that Gregory Nelson, an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2002, has developed a program that will prepare his students for their upcoming careers.


Graphic Design Courses

Graphic Design Courses
  • Graphic Design One: Lettering and Typographic Design
  • Graphic Design Two: Introduction to Design Studio
  • Graphic Design Three: Advanced Typography
  • Graphic Design Four: Advanced Graphic Design Studio
  • Graphic Design Five: History and Systems
  • Introduction to Digital Media
  • Graphic Design Course Planner

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Student Testimonial

From the fundamentals to their application in real world scenarios – the UW-Platteville Graphic Design Program provides students with a comprehensive Fine Arts degree.

-Dana Gevelinger

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