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 three different degree majors that can be completed within four years and two art minors:
ART areas of concentration
- Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design
- Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art (Non-teaching)
- Bachelor of Science in Art Education (WI Teacher License B-21)
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.
PERFORMING AND VISUAL ARTS SETS 2 NEW DEGREES
March 30, 2017
To help fill the growing demand for graduates who can think creatively and become innovative problem solvers in the 21st century, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts will offer two additional degrees in fall 2017: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education.
ALumna Wins t-shirt design contest
February 24, 2017
Haley Hurst, a 2016 UW-Platteville graduate, was recently chosen as the Milwaukee Brewers' Fan-Shirt Friday Design Contest winner. Her design will be featured on 20,000 shirts and given away at a game this summer.
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.