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College of Fine Arts and Communication Art 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 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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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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WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Exhibition Opportunities / Competitions
    Art and Design hosts the annual Juried Student Exhibition where students at all levels can enter work and 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

UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Stuart Morris

Stuart Morris

  • Chair – School of Design and Communication
  • Professor – Graphic Design
  • Assistant Dean
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Melissa Benzing

  • Lecturer – Art
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715-346-2669
Cortney Chaffin

Cortney Chaffin

  • Professor of Art History
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
JinMan Jo

JinMan Jo

  • Professor – Art
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
715-346-2669
Kimiko Matsumura

Kimiko Matsumura

  • Assistant Professor – Art History
  • Coordinator for Art & Art History
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
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Guillermo Peñafiel

  • Professor – Art
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
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Julie Playl

Julie Playl

  • Lecturer – Art
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
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Rob Stolzer

Rob Stolzer

  • Professor – Art
College of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Design and Communication
715-346-2669

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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