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The Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers bachelor of arts degrees with majors in art and graphic design. These majors emphasize a thorough background in the visual arts with well-rounded experiences in two and three dimensional studies, as well as in art history and visual culture.
Art students work in well-equipped, spacious studios with faculty members who are seriously committed to quality teaching. The same faculty are also committed to production, exhibition and publication in their own areas of professional specialization.
To complement the demanding studio work, art history course offerings cover studies from prehistory art to contemporary art and visual art culture. Changing exhibits in the three modern art galleries, which are located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, as well as lectures and workshops by visiting artists, complement the studio and classroom experience.
Upon graduation, art majors may continue professionally in quality graduate programs or enter one of many career options. There are also minors in graphic design and art as well as certificates in art history and museum studies.
Program Level Outcomes
1. Creativity: Using various art-making techniques, students create works that reveal and communicate their personal style and conceptual ideas. (communication and personal/social responsibility)
2. Visual Analysis: Students analyze and evaluate the historical, formal, and conceptual components of artwork, including their own. (reasoned judgment)
3. Communication: Students communicate competently in formats expected in the profession. (communication)
4. Personal and Social Responsibility: Students are responsible and thoughtful as contributors to visual culture and as members of UW-Parkside's studio, lab, and lecture areas. (personal and social responsibility)
Lisa Barber, Chair