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POINTERS ARE CREATIVE

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point provides students with a secure and encouraging community in which to grow and flourish. We offer our students highly respected faculty and programs which are also enriched through the participation of other nationally and internationally recognized scholars and artists.

Who We Are

Media studies student in studio

School of Design & Communication

Careers in visual arts, design, and communication are evolving as technologies, audiences, and delivery systems change. At UW-Stevens Point personal attention from faculty and staff we prepare you for today’s jobs and will help you develop abilities to adapt to jobs of tomorrow.
Dance Student at Balet bar
Departments of Music and Theatre & Dance

School of Performing Arts

UW-Stevens Point is a special place for performance students. The School of Performing Arts is large enough to offer a variety of experiences and challenges, and small enough that our students receive the individual attention they need.
Suzuki students playing harps
Aber Suzuki Center and American Suzuki Institute

Suzuki Programs

UW-Stevens Point Suzuki programs teach using the philosophical principles and music education methods developed by Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. We nurture, motivate and inspire students, parents and teachers to incorporate these principles into their lives. At the heart of the Suzuki philosophy is the idea that everyone has talent and can become a successful, sensitive and caring person through the study of music in the Suzuki method.
“Our mission is to provide a community in which we inspire, create and achieve. This community is centered on our students, who come first in our decision-making process.”
Students in a Christmas Carol

Why Choose a program in the College of Fine Arts & Communication?

Our mission is extended equally to those on and off campus. We live in an inspired community in which to learn and create. Students explore beyond the classroom through professional organizations, performances and exhibitions. Our students lead through action.

Advocacy, Allyship & Access

UWSP is committed to creating an equitable, inclusive, and accessible educational environment for all of our students. Our Advocacy, Allyship and Access Committee in the Department of Theatre & Dance has created a five-year Action Plan devoted to reviewing and renewing this commitment in the areas of Artistic Inclusion, Community Outreach, Student Concerns, Curriculum, and Faculty Recruitment and Development.
COFAC Students in Class

GIVE NOW

To the College of Fine Arts and Communication for the following funds: 4259—COFAC Fund for Excellence 4624—Art & Design Enhancement Fund 4257—Interior Architecture Program Excellence Fund 4285—Communication Development Fund 4131—Friends of Music 4618—Backstage Fund 4853—Suzuki Education Enhancement Fund
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!
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College of Fine Arts & Communication Staff

Our Faculty and Staff are committed to student success and great range of knowledge supports exceptional student learning experiences.
Valerie Cisler

Valerie C. Cisler

  • Dean – College of Fine Arts & Communication
  • Professor – Piano/Piano Pedagogy
College of Fine Arts and Communication
715-346-4920
Julie Sittler

Julie Sittler

  • Senior Marketing Specialist – College of Fine Arts and Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
715-346-3956
Mary Liebe

Mary Liebe

  • Dean’s Assistant – College of Fine Arts & Communication
College of Fine Arts and Communication
715-346-4920
Ihor Bardachiwski

Ihor Bardachiwski

  • COFAC Computer Support Technician
Academic Affairs, College of Fine Arts and Communication
715-346-2097

ACCREDITTION

Study with an accredited program

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by all four professional associations.

National Association of Schools of Art & Design

Founded in 1944, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 349 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for art and design and art/design-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other art/design-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

National Association of Schools of Dance

Founded in 1981, the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 83 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for dance and dance-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other dance-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Music

Founded in 1924, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 637 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

National Association of Schools of Theatre

Founded in 1965, the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) is an organization of schools, conservatories, colleges, and universities with approximately 193 accredited institutional members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for theatre and theatre-related disciplines and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other theatre-related endeavors.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) is an independent, non-profit accrediting organization for interior design education programs at colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.

Council for Interior Design Accreditation

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