UW Madison Art Department - Admissions



Main Office

UW-Madison Art Department
School of Education
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
MadisonWI  53706

Tel: 608/262-1660
Fax: 608/265-4593

Email: artinfo@education.wisc.edu
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Degrees Granted

B.S. in Art, B.S. in Art Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), M.A. in Art, and Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.). Entrance requirements vary for each program.  All degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

The Art Department conducts exemplary experimental graduate and undergraduate programs emphasizing the importance of a broad background in the basics of visual arts, liberal arts and knowledge of the history and purpose of art. The nationally and internationally recognized faculty of visual artists provides a stimulating educational environment to prepare students for careers in a broad array of creative fields and/or graduate study. The program also supports and encourages the development of a visually literate community.

Read what our alumni have to say about pursuing a degree in Art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Testimonials from Art Alumni

Collage of Art Department images

TOP LEFT:  A student's figure in silhouette walking through a translucent-paneled corridor, part of an art project on display at the Mosse Humanities Building in 2008. Photo: Jeff Miller TOP RIGHT: During a Combat Paper workshop at the Art Lofts, Margaret Mahan a uses a mould and deckle to create a piece of rag paper with pulp made from military uniforms. Photo by: Bryce Richter BOTTOM LEFT:  Lisa Koch , an associate research specialist and lecturer in biochemistry and art, works a mix of tools, blown air and strenuous effort to shape molten glass into a new series of gourd-shaped vases. Quincy Neri, an alumna of the glass program and working artist, is seen at right. Photo by: Jeff Miller BOTTOM RIGHT: During Arts Night Out, visitors to the Seventh Floor Gallery admire a sculpture by art graduate student Chris Walla. Photo by: Michael Forster Rothbart

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