Find your program at the UW-Madison Art Department

Expand your perspective and connect with your classmates, your community, and the world around you!
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Find your program at the UW-Madison Art Department

Expand your perspective and connect with your classmates, your community, and the world around you!
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMGRADUATE PROGRAM

The University of Wisconsin-Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial. In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. We respect the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

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The University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department is hiring! Apply now for our Full Time Facilities Technician Staff Position!

A view of the exterior of the Mosse Humanities Building at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Art Department is located on the sixth and seventh floors.

For immediate release January 19, 2023:

We are seeking a candidate with extensive training and/or experience in inspecting, maintaining, and repairing specialized equipment and facilities. This position services and maintains classrooms, works with campus partners on facility and equipment operations and repairs. This position assists all areas within the Art Department and insures the equipment and facilities in the department are safe and operational. The Art Department’s inventory includes furnaces, kilns, foundry and other mechanical and electrical devices that require repair and preventative maintenance. This position is responsible for the handling of solvents, specialized chemicals for print and photo processes and their disposal. Additionally, this position is the building manager for the instructional, research and general spaces at the UW Art Lofts and the area occupied by the Art Department in the Humanities Building and maintains safety and fire protocols, member of the safety committee for the Art Department. Must have ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Strong commitment to health and safety issues in the Arts is required.

Applications close February 8, 2023, 11:55pm.

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Spring 2023 Visiting Artist & Art Faculty Colloquium

Come visit the University of Wisconsin-Madison Art Department!

Tours are now available by appointment, view our upcoming Art Department events for prospective students at Visit Bucky: apps.admissions.wisc.edu/visitbucky/

Carefully read the event information and COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Campus Visitor Agreement before your visit.

Arts at UW

Did you know?

The UW-Madison Art Department is:

  • #1 in Printmaking
  • Ranked among the top 15 Fine Arts MFA programs
  • Founded the 1st collegiate Glass program in the U.S.
  • 1 of only 5 universities in the nation with a Neon program

Ranking 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, Certificate in Art Studio, and Certificate in Graphic Design.

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