Considering a career in art?

Apply to UW-Madison's Studio Art Programs

Considering a career in art?

Apply to UW-Madison's Studio Art Programs

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Summer 2019 enrollment opens April 1, keep on track to graduation with Summer Art Classes!

UW–Madison Summer classes begin May 20, the Art Department offers more than 30 courses, many open to beginners, non-art majors, and special students.

Plus, summer term offers:

  • Scholarships and financial support
    Earn a “Summer Housing Boost” scholarship up to $1,500 to help cover the cost of housing. We also offer assistance in finding on-campus jobs.
  • Online and in-person classes
    Whether you want to spend the summer in Madison or somewhere else, with online courses earn credit wherever you happen to be.
  • Lower- and upper-division classes
    Undergraduate and graduate students alike will find course options that suit their level of study.

Plan your summer now!


scapelands: Recent Works by Cara Jaye

April 22 - May 15 Reception: Friday, May 3, 6-8pm Location: Backspace Gallery, Art Lofts, 111 N Frances St, Madison, WI Follow the cat paws to find the gallery. Scapelands, by visiting artist Cara Jaye from Washington state, is currently on view at last exhibition of...

Productive Bodies Master of Fine Arts Exhibition by Chelsea Thompto

May 1 - July 31 Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 5-6pm Location: Kohler Art Library, 160 Elvehjem Building, 800 University Ave, Madison, WI Productive Bodies explores transgender identity in relation to questions of visualization as violence, technology in relation...

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The UW-Madison Art Department is nationally ranked:

#1 Printmaking

#15 Overall Fine Arts Program

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The University of Wisconsin-Madison ART DEPARTMENT is committed to teaching art in the context of a major research university and a vibrant intellectual community. Offering the following degrees: B.S., B.F.A., M.A., & M.F.A. in Studio Art, B.S. in Art Education, and Certificate in Studio Art.

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