Visual Arts

Art Department 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 Minor


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.

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.


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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

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