College of Arts and Communication


Welcome to the College of Arts and Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. We offer rigorous programs in music, theatre, dance, and the visual arts; internships, pre-professional opportunities in journalism, advertising, and applied communication, and innovative interdisciplinary studies.

Our award-winning faculty exposes students to a balance of theory and practice that prepares graduates for a rapidly changing and increasingly challenging world. As a member of our community you will have numerous opportunities to learn about, and engage in, artistic and communicative endeavors. Our theatre students have been recognized by the American College Theatre Festival for acting, playwriting, technical design, and directing, and our dance program hosts the annual DanceScapes concert which features nationally and internationally known choreographers as artists in residence; our music education students have won the Gaarder Music Student of the Year award more times than any other school in Wisconsin; our art students have exhibited their work throughout the United States and around the world, including Mexico, South Korea, China, and England; work by students in the Department of Communication has appeared on MTV, won numerous awards for Journalism excellence at both the State and Midwest Regional level, and our Media Arts and Game Development majors were the recipients of a prestigious Webby Award as well as the only recipient of the first-ever international UltraHaptics Students Challenge at the EuroHaptics conference in Pisa, Italy. Our college is also home to the Young Auditorium, which offers an outstanding venue for performance works from across the nation and around the world.

To learn more, please visit our website, or even better, join us on campus for a tour of our programs and facilities. Feel free to be in touch with the departments directly or contact the dean's office. We look forward to seeing you.

Eileen M. Hayes, Dean
Center for the Arts, Room 2001


To cultivate and inspire creativity, expression, inquiry, integrity, and diversity through embodied education in the fine and communicative arts and professions.