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College of Fine Arts & Communication Art [BFA] Degree

Major

TAKE THE CREATIVE DIRECTION YOU DESIRE

Our BFA in Art is called the Integrative Studio Arts degree because it allows you to integrate classes in multiple disciplines. This professional degree requires 78 credits within the major, yet it is all about the creative direction YOU want to take. To start with you take a solid core of art studios and then get to choose classes that pique your interest—such as performance, lighting or costume design, video, or sound production. If you want to spend every waking hour in the painting studio, building sculpture, throwing pots, or making prints, this program allows for that too.

WHY STUDY BFA ART AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

Creative professionals are highly valued employees in every business and organization. Our graduates find employment in commercial enterprises, private firms, government agencies or work in educational institutions. Some choose the entrepreneurial path, becoming self-employed professional artists, or decide to go on to graduate school.

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​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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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Exhibition Opportunities / Competitions
    Students are invited to submit work to the annual Juried Student Exhibition where submissions at all levels have the chance to win awards. Each year we also hold a Scholarship Competition with multiple awards given to excellence in each discipline, in leadership and service. Students get calls to enter local, regional, national and international art shows. 
  • Public Art / Community Work
    The Carlsten Gallery Student Advisory Committee (CGSAC) holds an annual competition for students to create Public Artwork. Students gain experience with proposal writing, presentations, and working with a faculty mentor.
  • Visiting Artists / Workshops
    Every year we host different visiting artists who hold workshops and give lectures on campus. Student groups sponsor events and individuals also travel to attend talks or weekend workshops.

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

At UW-Stevens Point we work with students individually to realize their career goals. Our faculty members work professionally as artists, art directors, graphic and environmental designers, interior designers, curators, consultants, videographers, communication experts, educators and scholars. Their commitment to student success and great range of knowledge supports exceptional student learning experiences.
Cortney Chaffin

Cortney Chaffin

  • Professor of Art History
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Andy Gambrell

  • Assistant Professor – Art
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JinMan Jo

JinMan Jo

  • Professor – Art
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Austen Leigh LaRocca

  • Assistant Professor – Art History
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Stuart Morris

Stuart Morris

  • Assistant Dean – School of Design and Communication
  • Professor – Graphic Design
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Guillermo Peñafiel

  • Professor – Art
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Julie Playl

Julie Playl

  • Lecturer – Art
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Brittany Sievers

  • Assistant Professor – Art
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ACCREDITATION

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

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