2D Art Emphasis

Phone: 715-346-2669
Email: artdesign@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/art-design


UW-Stevens Point 2D Art Emphasis graduates at work

  • Joshua Kolbow '11Owner and Operator of Green Rabbit Press, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Amanda Brown '10Design Coordinator at Pencils of Promise and Owner/Artist at Brown Bear Studio, Manhattan, N.Y.
  • Jamie Bertsch '09Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.


Phone: 715-346-2669
Email: artdesign@uwsp.edu
Website: www.uwsp.edu/art-design

Choose 2D Art Emphasis at UW-Stevens Point

As a 2D emphasis art major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, you will focus on creating work in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or a combination of these disciplines. If you are interested in pursuing a specific medium, you have the option of working intensively in that area and with faculty. However, all 2D emphasis art students are required to take courses in the 3D or graphic-design area.

The study of art and design involves conceptual, historical, theoretical and technical skill development. Our programs teach you about the processes of creating work and give you the ability to critically evaluate art and design. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Career opportunities in 2D Art Emphasis

Creative professionals are valued employees in every organization. We prepare you for careers specifically in or related to the visual arts. With a degree in art and design, you can be employed in commercial or private firms, government agencies or educational institutions. Some of our graduates even choose to be self-employed, professional artists or craftspeople.

Some job titles in art and design-related fields include museum curator, gallery director, art program director, crafts instructor, studio artist, studio assistant, illustrator, concept artist, art or design educator, art historian and art administrator.

Building your résumé

2D art students have many opportunities to display their artwork on campus and in the community. The Carlsten Art Gallery, located in the Noel Fine Arts Center, displays students' artwork in the yearly Student Juried Exhibition, which takes place in the fall. The Student Juried Exhibition is judged by an outside professional and results in awards and scholarships given to outstanding students who entered work.

Students also show their work in the Schneider Student Gallery, the Agnes Jones Gallery and the many display cases at the Noel Fine Arts Center and around campus. Students display their work again during the BFA and BA Exhibitions, in which graduating art majors present a variety of media at the end of the spring semester.

Galleries in the area, state, nation and abroad offer opportunities for students to display their work. Faculty members receive these calls for work throughout the year and share them with students.

Outside the classroom

All students are welcome to join our department student groups. Organizations meet on a regular basis and contribute actively to student life by sponsoring trips, attending special events and raising awareness of aesthetic issues.

Officers work with faculty advisers, the department, college and university to facilitate conferences, workshops, lectures and visiting artists and designers. Currently, our student organizations are Student Art League (SAL), The Association of Art Historians and Scholars (AAHS), American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA), Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC), and Sculpt.
Students occasionally work on public displays. For example, students have worked on painting a mural for the Okray Farms, designed artwork for the Stevens Point Sculpture Park, and participated in the downtown Arts Walk.

Student support services

The Department of Art and Design is housed in the beautiful Noel Fine Arts Center. Its facilities offer a variety of photography, drawing and painting, and printmaking studios that can aid students in developing their creative skills, while helping them work efficiently and effectively.

In addition to helping you learn about art, your faculty will help you with recommendations, advice on jobs and graduate schools, and general support through artistic dilemmas. Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policy.
UW-Stevens Point also offers career planning and job search services through its Career Services office, linking education to the world of work for UW-Stevens Point students and alumni.