Department of Art + Design
Welcome home. The UW-Whitewater Art and Design Program is a place where aesthetic traditions and the contemporary meet in an informal and professional atmosphere. The Department of Art and Design makes its goal to prepare students to become both personally and professionally engaged in the visual arts through a strong yet flexible foundation in the discipline. As students progress through the program they are supported with personal tutorials and individual advising to achieve the level of engagement they aspire to in their chosen area of study.
The UW-Whitewater Art and Design Program is housed in the Greenhill Center of the Arts (CA), the largest discipline designated complex on the UW-Whitewater campus and an outstanding arts facility. In the CA you will find dedicated art computer labs generating graphic, kinetic and multi-media design, extensive ceramics and metals studios producing a wide variety of traditional and contemporary works, a large scale bronze and iron sculpture foundry, painting and illustration studios, a state-of-the-art Art History theater, and the Crossman Gallery that features a range of contemporary national and regional exhibitions, as well as a college-wide visiting artist program which each year brings to campus a series of nationally known guest artists for workshops, demonstrations and lectures. As part of the Art and Design Program, students are encouraged to work directly with their artist-professors on a one-to-one basis and have extensive opportunities for access to the studio facilities. The program exposes students to the broader possibilities of a life and career in the visual arts yet retains the intimacy of the locale. What can be discovered is a dynamic but accessible environment where both personal and professional transformations take place. Whether you are visiting on-line or in person, imagine yourself as part of the picture and enjoy your visit.
The mission of the Department of Art and Design is to promote a culture of transformation through education in the visual arts and to foster a community dedicated to introducing students to professional practices in the arts and related disciplines.