College of Arts and Communication

ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

The mission of the College of Arts and Communication is to cultivate and inspire creativity, expression, inquiry and integrity through embodied education in the fine performing and communicative arts and professions. 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.



Advertising (Journalism) Emphasis, Minor
Advertising (Journalism)

An advertising degree from UW-Whitewater will give you your best start in the ever-changing world of advertising. You will benefit from high-level instruction, coupled with industry expertise focused on building your skills.

Art Major, Minor
Art

Pursue your passion for the arts — and a creative, fulfilling career. We offer high-quality degree programs specializing in graphic design, multimedia arts, education, art history and, of course, the studio arts medium that interests you most.

Art Education Major
Art Education

The Department of Art works in conjunction with the College of Education to offer a BSE (Bachelor of Science in Education) track in Art Education, allowing students to become teachers of art at the elementary and high school level.

Art History (Art) Emphasis, Minor
Art History (Art)

Art History courses at UW-Whitewater explore art and visual culture, from antiquity to the present, in relation to aesthetic, cultural, social, historical, and theoretical contexts. 

Art Licensure Emphasis
Art Licensure

Certification provides graduates with the ability to become instructors in specific areas of art, such as art history, jewelry, printmaking, etc. 

Art Studio (Art) Minor
Art Studio (Art)

From watercolors to the web, arts abound at UW-Whitewater. Learn technical aspects of producing art in a studio. Let your passion for art blossom at UW-Whitewater.

Broadcast/Print/Web (Journalism) Emphasis, Minor
Broadcast/Print/Web (Journalism)

UW-Whitewater offers a well-rounded journalism major that will prepare you for multiple career paths, whether you want to be on the air, behind the scenes, or at the keyboard.

Communication Major, Minor, Master's, Online
Communication

Our students can select from seven communication majors to prepare themselves for a career in a Communication field marked by continuous, persistent, and frequent change. 

Communication/Gaming (Media Arts and Game Development) Emphasis
Communication/Gaming (Media Arts and Game Development)

Making interactive content and engaging with others is at the heart of the Media Arts and Game Development program at UW-Whitewater — or MAGD, as we call it on campus.

Corporate and Health Communication (Communication) Emphasis, Minor
Corporate and Health Communication (Communication)

As businesses become more strategic, sophisticated and intentional in how they approach and interact with stakeholders, there’s a growing need for business-savvy communication professionals who can deliver messages — and results.

Dance Minor
Dance

In the UW-Whitewater Theatre and Dance program, everyone has a chance to learn everything from the front of the house to behind the scenes. We’re a highly hands-on, collaborative program offering an array of major, minor and degree options.

Design/Technology (Theatre) Emphasis
Design/Technology (Theatre)

In the UW-Whitewater Theatre and Dance program, everyone has a chance to learn everything from the front of the house to behind the scenes.

Electronic Media (Communication) Emphasis, Minor
Electronic Media (Communication)

How we access information and experience entertainment has evolved over the years. While our screens have gotten smaller and devices have become more portable, one thing is certain: multimedia storytelling and quality audio, video and design skills are still in demand. 

Gaming Technology (Media Arts and Game Development) Emphasis
Gaming Technology (Media Arts and Game Development)

Making interactive content and engaging with others is at the heart of the Media Arts and Game Development program at UW-Whitewater — or MAGD, as we call it on campus.

Graphic Design (Art) Emphasis
Graphic Design (Art)

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program is to provide students the ability to visually communicate ideas and information while expressing themselves creatively.

Individually Designed (Arts & Communication) Major, Minor
Individually Designed (Arts & Communication)

Are you struggling to find your fit among our other majors and minors? With an Individually Designed major or minor, you can work with an advisor to create the perfect program for you and your passions. 

Instrumental Performance (Music) Emphasis
Instrumental Performance (Music)

Share your love of music with other through a career in instrumental performance. With performance opportunities through over 27 ensembles, you will web well-rehearsed for your future.

International Journalism (Journalism) Emphasis
International Journalism (Journalism)

Do you have a passion for world events? Want to travel the world and tell the stories of cultures around the globe? International Journalism is the career for you.

Journalism Major, Minor
Journalism

Today’s journalists do far more than gather and report the news. The 21st century demands journalism professionals be skilled writers, photographers, videographers, sound technicians, editors and producers.

Keyboard Performance (Music) Emphasis
Keyboard Performance (Music)

Do you only feel at home with your fingers on the keys? Prepare for a career in keyboard performance at UW-Whitewater.

Media Arts (Media Arts and Game Development) Emphasis
Media Arts (Media Arts and Game Development)

Learn to produce original, creative digital content for interactive computer games, animation, special effects, 3D, motion graphics and more.

Media Arts and Game Development Major, Minor
Media Arts and Game Development

Making interactive content and engaging with others is at the heart of the Media Arts and Game Development program at UW-Whitewater — or MAGD, as we call it on campus.

Music Major, Minor
Music

If you’re inspired to turn that passion into a career you love, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater could be the right place for you to prepare for a future of performance, composing, teaching or succeeding in another music-related role.

Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Licensure
Music Education

This is a program for students who have already received music degrees who seek licensure or additional licensure to teach music in public schools.

Music Education Choral (Music) Emphasis
Music Education Choral (Music)

Make your voice heard - not only in song but in teaching the next generation of choral students. Help others share your love of singing with a degree in choral music education.

Music Education General (Music) Emphasis
Music Education General (Music)

Spread your love of music to the next generation. If you love what music has done for you, you can teach others to share that passion with a degree in music education from UW-Whitewater.

Music Education Instrumental (Music) Emphasis
Music Education Instrumental (Music)

From clarinet to cello, timpani to trombone, your passion for instrumental music knows no bounds. Turn that passion into a career you will love with an instrumental education degree from UW-Whitewater.

Performance (Theatre) Emphasis
Performance (Theatre)

You're never happier than when you're in the spotlight. Turn your passion into a career in theatre performance with a degree from UW-Whitewater.

Public Relations (Communication) Emphasis, Minor
Public Relations (Communication)

Public relations is an exciting, versatile profession. All industries and companies need savvy professionals who can clearly communicate messages across multiple platforms to the public, the media, customers and other stakeholders.

Stage Management (Theatre) Emphasis
Stage Management (Theatre)

A successful theatre show requires more than just great acting. It requires talent behind the scenes, managing all the aspects of ensuring the show runs smoothly. Learn the finer points of stage management with hands-on experience at UW-Whitewater.

Theatre Major, Minor
Theatre

In the UW-Whitewater Theatre and Dance program, everyone has a chance to learn everything from the front of the house to behind the scenes. 

Theatre Education (Theatre) Major, Minor
Theatre Education (Theatre)

Help mold the next generation of theatre performers. Learn the skills needed to teach high school students and share your love of theatre.

Theory and Composition (Music) Emphasis
Theory and Composition (Music)

The building blocks of music, theory and composition. Having a firm grip of these concepts is required to write the next beautiful piece of music. Start your theory and composition career at UW-Whitewater.

Vocal Performance (Music) Emphasis
Vocal Performance (Music)

Share your song with the world through a career in vocal performance. With numerous opportunities to learn and perform, your passion for music will become a future you love.

Program Type Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art Major / Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Art Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan
Art - Art Education Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Art Graphic Design Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Art History Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Fine Art Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Fine Arts - Graphic Design Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Art - Fine Arts Licensure Emphasis Factsheet
Art Education Major Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication Major / Minor Factsheet
Communication - Corporate Communication Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication - Corporate/Health Communication Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication - Electronic Media Emphasis / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Communication - Public Relations Emphasis / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Dance Minor Factsheet Learning Outcomes
Individually Designed (A&C) Major / Minor Learning Outcomes
Journalism Major / Minor Factsheet
Journalism - Advertising Emphasis / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Journalism - Broadcast/Print/Web Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Journalism - International Journalism Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Media Arts and Game Development Major / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan
Media Arts and Game Development - Communication/Gaming Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Media Arts and Game Development - Technology Emphasis / Minor Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Media Arts and Game Development - Visual Media Design Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music Major / Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Instrumental Performance Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Keyboard Performance Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Music Education Choral Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Music Education General Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Music Education Instrumental Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Theory and Composition Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Music - Vocal Performance Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Theatre Major / Minor / Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Theatre - Design/Technology Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Theatre - Performance Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes
Theatre - Stage Management Emphasis Factsheet Four Year Plan Learning Outcomes