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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
  • Ceramics
  • Comics
  • Contemporary Theory and Discourse
  • Digital Animation
  • Digital Media & Fabrication
  • Foundations (First Year Program)
  • Glass & Neon
  • Graphic Design and Typography
  • Metalworking and Jewelry
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Papermaking
  • Performance, Video & Social Practice
  • Photography
  • Printmaking, traditional & digital
  • Professional Practices
  • Sculpture & Installation
  • Wood and Furniture


Department of Art History

Bolz Center for Arts Administration

Department of Communication Arts

Creative Writing Program

Dance Department

Dance Department | School of Education

Degree Offerings


Design + Innovation

Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies

Interior Architecture

Mead Witter School of Music

Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture

Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture | College of Letters & Science

Degree Offerings

  • Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture (BSLA) Professional Degree
  • Master of Science in Landscape Architecture

Affiliated Programs

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