Studio Arts

Phone: 715-346-2669


UW-Stevens Point Studio Arts graduates at work

  • Shannon Piette '13Director at Richeson School of Art and Gallery, Kimberly, Wis.
  • Shannon Pueschner '12Creative Consultant and Visitor Services, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, Wis.


Phone: 715-346-2669

Choose Studio Arts at UW-Stevens Point

The studio arts program at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point encourages study in a variety of disciplines and provides studio courses in drawing, ceramics, design, painting, printmaking, sculpture and art history.

The study of studio arts involves conceptual, historical, theoretical and technical skill development. Our programs give you the knowledge of materials and processes necessary to create work and critically evaluate art and design. See where our graduates are working on our alumni map.

Career opportunities in Studio Arts

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 studio art, 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 studio arts-related fields include art director, museum curator, gallery director, art program director, crafts instructor, creative director, studio artist, studio assistant, illustrator, concept artist, art or design educator, and art administrator.

Building your résumé

Students in studio arts have many opportunities to display their artwork on campus and in the community. The Carlsten Art Gallery, at the Noel Fine Arts Center, displays students’ artwork in the annual Juried Student Exhibition, which takes place each fall. The Juried Student Exhibition is judged by an outside professional and results in awards and scholarships given to outstanding students who entered work.
Students show their work at the Schneider Student Gallery, the Agnes Jones Gallery and the many display cases in the Noel Fine Arts Center and around campus. Students display their work again during the BA Exhibition, in which graduating art majors present their work in a variety of media at the end of each spring semester.
Galleries in the area, state, nation and abroad offer opportunities for students to display their work. Faculty and student groupsreceive these calls for work throughout the year and share them with students.

Outside the classroom

While in the program, there will be numerous opportunities to broaden your experience. 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 and special events and raising awareness of aesthetic issues.

Officers work with faculty advisers, the department and the college 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.

Student support services

The Department of Art and Design is housed in the beautiful Noel Fine Arts Center. The facilities offer a variety of studio and lecture spaces and an extensive visual resources collection.

Students appreciate our faculty’s open-door policy. 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.
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.