At UW-Stevens Point,
we help you find your own strengths, your own voice and your own path. With a
degree in Studio Art – 2D you will work in drawing,
painting, photography, printmaking or a combination of these disciplines. In
the BFA degree program you learn business and professional skills and how to
use your creative abilities to find a successful career.
Explore Career Opportunities in 2D Art
Creative professionals are valued employees in every organization. We prepare you for careers specifically in or related to the visual arts. Our graduates find employment in commercial or private firms, government agencies or teach in educational institutions. Some choose the entrepreneurial path, or become self-employed professional artists and craftspeople.
A sample of job titles in art and design-related fields include:
- Museum Curator
- Gallery Director
- Art Program Director
- Crafts Instructor
- Studio Artist or Assistant
- Concept Artist
- Art or Design Educator
Get Involved on Campus
Many Art & Design students belong to one or more of our student groups.
- American Institute of Graphic Artists (AIGA) Student Chapter
- Association of Art Historians and Scholars (AAHS)
- Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC)
- Student Art League (SAL)
More opportunities can be found on the Stevens Point Involvement Network (SPIN).
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
- Exhibition Opportunities / Competitions
Students at all levels can sign up to exhibit their work in a range of on-campus spaces and are encouraged to enter work in juried shows. We host an annual juried student exhibition and the chance to win multiple awards, a Scholarship Competition with awards given in different categories, and we regularly post calls to enter other local, regional, national and international art shows.
- Public Art / Community Work
Local organizations and businesses provide opportunities to work on special projects like murals. The Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC) holds an annual Public Art competition offering students $5,000 to create a public work, the experience of proposal writing, and working with a faculty mentor.
- Visiting Artists / Workshops
We host a range of visiting artists who involve students in their work and hold special workshops and lectures outside the classroom. Groups and individuals also travel to attend events or weekend workshops.
Meet Your Art Professors
UW-Stevens Point's has a great student-to-teacher ratio which means that majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Your faculty will advise and assist you with recommendations, leads on jobs and graduate schools, and push you to achieve your highest goals. Our staff will help you throughout your degree process. After your graduation we will stay connected and invite you back to share your story and inspire the next generations of Pointer Art & Design students! Meet your professors!