Graphic Design and Interactive Media


The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Interactive Media at UW-Stout prepares you for a career as a professional designer, and provides graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed and adapt to the rapidly changing nature of the graphic design and interactive media industry.

Students can concentrate their studies in these areas: 

  • Design » This concentration will allow students to explore various facets of graphic design including advertising, publication, packaging, motion graphics and more.

  • Interactive Media » This concentration is designed to provide students with opportunities to explore digital, web-based, emerging and innovative means of creating interactive design and communications solutions for web sites, digital interfaces and applications and more.

High School Preparation

  • General admissions criteria
  • Enrollment for this program is competitive and require further academic achievement. Be sure to review that section when reading the general admissions criteria page.

  • Art courses.


  • Web Designer
  • Advertising/Marketing Designer
  • Packaging Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • Brand Strategist
  • Interactive Designer
  • Art Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Communications Strategist
  • Logo and Identity Systems Designer
  • Application Designer
  • Interface Designer

Starting salaries for entry-level positions range from $21,000 to $59,000

View our Annual Employment Report for more details.

Explore Your Courses:

» Sample Freshman Schedule


Drawing I
2-Dimensional Design Foundations
Survey of Art – Ancient to Medieval
Freshman English – Composition or Freshman English - Honors I
Fundamentals of Speech
Heath/Physical Education

Drawing II
3-Dimensional Design Foundations
Survey of Art – Renaissance to 20th Century
Humanities and the Arts (PHOTO-204, required) or Graphic Communications
Freshman English – Reading or Freshman English/Honors II

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.

» Courses You May Take in the Major

See our Undergraduate Bulletin for more information on these courses.


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Contact Information

Alex DeArmond, Program Director
225E Applied Arts Building
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, WI 54751-0790

Phone: 715/232-2471

Program Website

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