College of Communication, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Welcome to the College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences (CACHSS). We are committed to providing innovative, high-quality instruction that empowers students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens who value scholarship, diversity, and the pursuit of truth. Coursework in CACHSS introduces students to a broad-based understanding of human experience, as conveyed through the arts, social sciences, literature, philosophy, history, music and theatre. Instruction provided by our faculty and staff enhances the skills of communication, problem solving, critical thinking, and the appropriate use of technology.


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Game, entertainment design students get industry close-up

UW-Stout game design and development-art and entertainment design students visit Nintendo headquarters as part of a recent trip to game design companies in Seattle.


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Design students help prepare for national Science Olympiad

Several dozen University of Wisconsin-Stout design students will be able to add involvement in a national event to their resumes — the Science Olympiad National Tournament.



The School of Art and Design (SOAD) is an artistic and intellectual community that fosters creative thinking and lifelong learning. SOAD prepares individuals for leadership and professional careers in the areas of visual art and design.