The UW-Madison Academic Guide includes detailed information about the requirements for the Certificate in Art Studio.

Set up an advising appointment to discuss the Certificate in Art Studio by searching for Shannon Jones at Starfish – UW-Madison’s advising scheduling application. Current students can find Starfish on their MyUW web portal.

The Certificate in Art Studio allows students from across campus, regardless of their major or degree program, to engage in a structured, meaningful art studio experience. The certificate was designed for students who may not have professional ambitions in the arts, but still have an interest in a special discipline and want to develop their talents. The certificate does not require previous coursework in art.

The program provides a course of study in five focus areas: 2D, 3D, 4D (time-based), Graphic Design, or Photography. Students select one of these options and complete the courses required of this area of study. For each option, certificate students complete one course focusing on the historical context of art, two courses that provide a foundation for their chosen area, and two related electives that allow for the exploration and development of their skills.

This certificate may also appeal to individuals who have already completed a bachelor’s degree in art, but now want to complete an emphasis in a different discipline, such as graphic design; see the Nondegree/Visiting Student Guide. In these instances, the student will work closely with an advisor in the Department of Art to substitute higher level courses for the foundational studio courses.