Outstanding Faculty

Cartoonist and author Lynda Barry is associate professor of interdisciplinary creativity in the Art Department

The small hands-on courses you’ll take in the arts will give you the care and attention of world-class professors starting from your first day on campus. UW–Madison faculty are among the top rated professors on Rate My Professors lists, and there are 87 professors devoted just to the arts.


“We have a fantastic theater space, we have great facilities, we have large studios and we have very, very responsive faculty.”
– Henry Holmes, BFA Dance

“From the first day, the professors walk in and ask you about your journey. They understand that the product you’re coming up with is art and they treat you like an artist and a student. It helps you take yourself seriously.”
– Paige Goodings, Textiles and Fashion Design


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