MFA in Studio Art

Meg Mitchell
UW/ART Associate Chair


The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a wide selection of areas of study and the MFA program encourages an inter-disciplinary approach to art making. Join us and we can work together to further develop your passion for the studio arts!

As you may know, UW- Madison is Wisconsin’s flagship campus. The University of Wisconsin’s Graduate Program in Art is ranked fifteenth in the United States (US News & World Report). The school’s legacy of public service was founded on the “Wisconsin Idea” that education should influence and improve people’s lives beyond the classroom. Some notable Wisconsin alumni included renowned artists Sherrie Lavine, José Lerma, Linda Montano, Beryl Korot, Ira Schneider, Dale Chihuly, author Joyce Carol Oates, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Our Art Department prides itself on being interdisciplinary in its approach to learning and making art. Students are encouraged to explore many disciplines and to seek out faculty that can help you reach your goals.

With 31 distinguished faculty our department offers a diverse group of artists, scholars and researchers that are eager to help refine your studio practice.

An MFA in Art can open up a world of possibilities for a career in art. Our grads go on to be self-sustaining artists, professors, educators, designers, as well as a number of other art associated careers where aesthetics and design are desired skills and attributes. Our weekly colloquium series brings in world-class artists, art historians, and critics that help enrich the art experience of our students and also allows for one-on-one visits between graduate students and these visitors.

We look forward to introducing you to our world renowned program so that you may find out for yourself the benefits of the University of Wisconsin, Madison’s MFA in Studio Arts program. We look forward to this opportunity to showcase what we can offer you.