Visual & Performing Arts Department

We are home to the Studio Art major and minor, and the Art History minor.
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Welcome to the Visual & Performing Arts Department!

We are one of two departments that make up the School of Art & Design at UW-Stout. The School of Art & Design is proud to be the largest art and design higher education entity in the entire upper Midwest, consisting of more than 1,000 students and 65 faculty who are actively engaged in various forms of creativity and innovation.

With award-winning and nationally-recognized programs and students, our hands-on, polytechnic-infused curriculum fosters an environment for creative problem solving and self-expression. We invite you to connect online with questions or visit us in person so you can tour our fantastic facilities and meet with our wonderful faculty.

Professor Tamara Brantmeier describes the transition from on-campus learning and how she has adapted her course and teaching methods to keep students creating. / UW-Stout

Our Programs

B.F.A. Studio Art

Train to become a successful studio artist. Apply your knowledge, techniques, and methods while pursuing a concentration in a studio art discipline.
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B.S. Arts Administration & Entrepreneurship

Through experiential learning the program provides you with a broad foundation across diverse fields in arts and design.
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Learn More About Our Minors

Art History Minor

Do you want to broaden and deepen your awareness of historical trends in art and design?
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Performing Arts Minor

Continue or begin your exploration of the performing arts, while you pursue the career of your dreams.
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Studio Art Minor

Do you want to grow creatively and culturally?
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School of Art & Design

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Design Wisconsin coming to UW-Stout in 2025; student wins Merit Award during event at Milwaukee Tool Featured Image

Design Wisconsin coming to UW-Stout in 2025; student wins Merit Award during event at Milwaukee Tool

Design professionals from around Wisconsin representing some of the state’s biggest and best-known brands gathered May 18 for the third annual Design Wisconsin.
Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors Featured Image

Students in engineering, dietetics, construction, design receive national, regional honors

Sixteen students at UW-Stout in four career fields have been recognized this spring nationally, statewide and regionally.
Milwaukee Tool to host UW-Stout’s third annual Design Wisconsin event Featured Image

Milwaukee Tool to host UW-Stout’s third annual Design Wisconsin event

UW-Stout, the Industrial Designers Society of America-Milwaukee chapter and an iconic Wisconsin company, Milwaukee Tool, are set to host Design Wisconsin.