Department of Art and Design
The Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside offers bachelor of arts degrees with majors in art and graphic design. These emphasize a thorough background in the visual arts with well-rounded experiences in both two and three dimensional studies, as well as in art history and visual culture.
Art and Graphic Design students work in well-equipped, spacious studios with faculty seriously committed to quality teaching as well as to production, exhibition, and publication in their own areas of professional specialization.
To complement studio work, art history course offerings explore periods from prehistory to contemporary art and visual culture. Exhibits in the three modern art galleries located in the Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, as well as lectures and workshops by visiting exhibiting artists, advance the studio and classroom experience.
Upon graduation, art and graphic design 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, design, digital design and fabrication, and museum studies. Students planning employment as freelance designers or independent artists might consider adding a business certificate in entrepreneurship or business fundamentals.
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Students in Professor Kristen Bartel’s digital photography class partner with downtown Racine businesses to create The Root Magazine to showcase the unique aspects of local businesses and to display high-quality photography by students. Articles are written by students (Communication Department), translated into Spanish by students (Literatures and Languages Department), and the publication is laid out by students (Art and Design Department).