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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Runway to imagination: UW-Stout’s sold-out Fashion Without Fabric unfolds fears with theme of Philias and Phobias

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UW-Stout Spring Showcase: Experience what the Polytechnic Advantage is all about

Multiple research and design events in April, May open to the public
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UW Board of Regents approves five new academic programs

Students who are ready to build careers in science or art, or pursue a cross-discipline master’s degree, have new and in-demand options at UW-Stout.