Visual Arts

Screen print
UW-Platteville Print Making

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 including a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) that can be completed within four years and two art minors to compliment your area of study: 

ART DEGREES AND areas of concentration



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.

A sample of some areas that our students are employed:

  • Graphic Designer
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer
  • Front-End Web Developer
  • Senior Web Content Coordinator
  • Production Specialist
  • Art Educator (k-12)


Art Department News

Art Department News

Art students to display best works in senior art exhibitions

April 10, 2018

The best works of four senior Bachelor of Fine Arts candidates at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will be featured in individual, weeklong exhibitions, to be held Thursday, April 19-Friday, May 11 at various locations across campus, including the university’s Art Building, Markee Pioneer Student Center and Ottensman Hall.



Senior Art Show opens at UW-Platteville

April 12, 2018

Three senior art students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville are the featured artists in the annual Senior Show, a gallery exhibition of the finest works they created throughout their formative years in the university’s art program.



FACulty art Exhibiton

March 6, 2018

The artwork of six University of Wisconsin-Platteville art faculty and instructional staff members will be on display at the UW-Platteville Art Faculty Exhibition, or Faculty Show, Tuesday, March 6 through Saturday, April 14, in the Nohr Gallery, Ullsvik Hall.



Art: Facebook reusable collapsed

Like us on Facebook

Student Art Quotes-Dana Gevelinger

Student Testimonial

The art department at UW-Platteville offers students a unique educational experience to work one-on-one with faculty who actually work in the fields they teach.

-Dana Gevelinger