Fine Arts

Fine Arts

In the art program at UW-Platteville, you’ll grow your creative and critical thinking skills as you prepare for an art career in a fast-paced, global culture. Small, focused classes create the perfect environment to form connections with fellow student artists and receive one-on-one instruction from professors. Though the class sizes are small, the opportunities are big—from working side by side with experienced faculty and developing skills through critiques to participating in internships, exploring museums, and preparing for your own gallery exhibition.

You’ll graduate with a well-defined professional portfolio and a broad knowledge of art that prepares you for graduate school or a career as professional artist, designer, production specialist, or other inspiring position. And since tuition ranks among the lowest in the entire state, you can start your career without the stress of overwhelming student debt.

Choose from the following areas of study:

Art education

Do you enjoy sharing your passion for art and design with others? If so, a career in art education may be for you. Art educators are talented artists who work well with diverse populations of learners and enjoy sharing their talent through a professional teaching career. Graduating students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with certification by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction with a license to teach art in Wisconsin’s pre-school, elementary, and secondary schools.

Graphic design

A career in graphic design provides endless opportunities and allows graduates to work in nearly any industry. At UW-Platteville, students in the graphic design program take a variety of courses, providing a wide-range of subject knowledge. Be more than just a number in this supportive learning environment, where professors know your name and help you reach your goals.


A career in theatre includes so much more than just “acting.” Whether it’s on stage or behind the curtain, a great deal of work goes into a theatrical production—from directing and producing to costume and set designing. In the theatre program, students receive instruction in acting, directing, voice, movement, stagecraft, design, theatre styles, history, critical theory, and dramatic literature. UW-Platteville’s six-production seasons offer opportunities for all students to participate in theatrical productions and work side-by-side with experienced faculty.

UW-Platteville’s art program is your first choice for creative opportunity and success. Learn more or apply today.