College of Arts and Communication Departments
The UWW 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.
Our undergraduate program is one of the largest in the state of Wisconsin and the upper Midwest—but that doesn't mean we have big classes. All of our laboratory classes are capped at 20 students and all but two of our theory classes are capped at 30 students. We also offer a range of emphases targeted to most student interests: advertising, broadcast journalism, electronic media, international journalism, interpersonal communication, multimedia, organizational communication, print journalism and public relations.
Our Music Department is known throughout the region as a vibrant center of music and musical study. A program with over 150 students majoring in music, 50 minors, and over 30 full-and part-time faculty, we are big enough to offer a wide variety of ensemble experiences, yet small enough that students receive individualized attention from faculty. Our superb faculty, devoted to teaching, research, and creative activity, includes distinguished performers, composers, and scholars whose work is known across the nation.
The UW-W Theatre/Dance Department is committed to a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach and we offer a wide variety of courses, practical classes and performance experiences for those interested in the preparation, performance and study of theatre and dance. Guided by faculty advisors, our students have the opportunity to take advantage of numerous experiences in performance, design, direction, choreography, technical theatre, and management. During the academic year, students can participate in the season's four mainstage productions, a mainstage dance concert, and a touring children's play. During the summer, students are encouraged to become involved in the three-play Summeround season. In addition, throughout the year, students are given the opportunity to produce numerous one-act plays and to work on a variety of other production projects.