Art (Visual Arts)

Department: Visual Arts
Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Major/Minor
Concentrations: Art Therapy  |  Studio Art  |  Art Education - K-12 Education
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An undergraduate degree in art from UW-Superior will provide you with the skills and experience to create through self-expression. You’ll learn to think creatively, solve problems and visually express your ideas to create art that is uniquely your own. At the same time, you will gain skills that are sought by employers across many fields.

UW-Superior’s Visual Arts Department has a longstanding history of combining experienced and highly talented art instructors with the very best facilities and resources to allow you to investigate, experiment and create in a wide variety of mediums and styles.

Choose from a minor or a major leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

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Customize Your Program

Three concentrations to customize your education: art education (B.S. degree), art therapy (B.S. degree) and studio art (B.F.A. degree).


Twin Ports Arts Community

The vibrant Twin Ports arts community offers abundant opportunities for aspiring student artists.

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Holden Fine Arts Center

The Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center features spacious studio spaces and two art galleries.

What You’ll Learn

  • Enhance your skills and benefit from one-on-one attention from dedicated instructors who are also accomplished artists.
  • Develop a knowledge of art with focus on art training in a specific medium of your choosing.
  • Benefit from internships and experiential learning opportunities in the vibrant Twin Ports arts community.

I love being a part of the UWS Art Department. The faculty are amazing! They see me as an artist, and challenge me to continue to better myself and my work.

Evaline Britton,
Visual Arts – Studio Art

The Art Department encourages everyone to work in their own style while challenging them to try new things. Art is seen and recognized to be personal and reflective of the individual.

Lakota Villamayor,
Visual Arts Minor

Career Opportunities

UW-Superior’s art program has a long, proud history with many alumni who work as professional artists, teachers, professors, therapists and gallery owners. In addition to self-employment opportunities, students use their education to prepare for careers such as:

  • Digital artist
  • Graphic designer
  • Art therapist
  • Multimedia designer
  • Medical illustration
  • Motion picture animation
  • Photographer/videographer
  • Specialized design services

Ready to get started?

Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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