Art Program Mission

The Visual Arts Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville is dedicated to developing creative and critical thinking skills to prepare students for careers in art in a fast-paced, global culture. We achieve that end through high quality instruction with a curriculum that emphasizes visual art creation, art theory, art criticism, art education, and art history.

The Visual Arts Program at UW-Platteville stresses the development of a broad working knowledge in studio art, graphic design, and art education that will prepare the student for an immediate career or future graduate study. We offer six different degree majors, as well as minors in Art and Art History:

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (non-teaching)
  • Bachelor of Science in Art Education

Personalized Instruction

The Visual Arts Program maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio, fostering an environment where professors get to know their students well and give individualized instruction. Through a diverse curriculum, with requirements for coursework in two- and three-dimensional art and design, sculpture, ceramics, art history, graphic design, art education, art theory, and art criticism, our program provides students with a well-rounded education with unique creative vision to solve visual communication challenges.

Careers in Art

Our student success rate in finding employment after graduation is strong!

Most of our graduates find placement within one year of graduating and a sampling of salaries range from $35,000 - $50,000 during that same time span.

Students of UW-Platteville have been employed in the areas of graphic design, web design, web development, front-end web development, senior web content coordinator, production specialist, art educator, and more.


Administration & Faculty

Richard Moninski
Distinguished Lecturer
Greg Nelson
Program Coordinator & Associate Professor
Daniel O'Brien
Lecturer
Tyler Ostergaard
Assistant Professor
Scott Steder
Lecturer
Steve Vance
Professor