Degrees & Certificates

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers numerous arts-related degrees. Many departments cross-list courses so students can meet their breadth requirements while earning their degree. Below is a list of departments and their offerings. We offer bachelor to doctorate degrees. Some programs offer certificates and minors. Please contact each department with any questions. 

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Art Department

Art Department | School of Education


Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

Art Media & Disciplines

  • Art Education Methods
  • Book Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Comics
  • Current Directions in Art (First Year Program)
  • Digital Media & Video
  • Drawing Concepts & Methods (First Year Program)
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Foundations (First Year Program)
  • Glass & Neon
  • Graphic Design & Typography
  • History of American Education
  • Human Abilities & Learning
  • Inclusive Schooling
  • Metals & Jewelry
  • Performance
  • Photography, film & digital
  • Printmaking, traditional & digital
  • Service Learning
  • Sculpture
  • Student Teaching
  • Wood Sculpture & Furniture


Department of Art History

Bolz Center for Arts Administration

Department of Communication Arts

Creative Writing Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Dance Department

Design + Innovation

Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies

Interior Architecture

Mead Witter School of Music

Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Textiles & Fashion Design

Department of Theatre and Drama

Center for Visual Cultures

Did You Know...

There's a lot you can do with an art and design degree, according to the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP).

Uncle Henry video still, courtesy of SNAAP