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“I wanted to go to school in a city that had both a great art and music scene and after touring UW-Madison, I knew it was my #1 choice."-Audrey Hansa, Art

“I loved the dance degree because it had plenty of performance time, technique class time, and dance history. “ -Dance BFA alum

"This campus offers something for everyone. All you have to do to find your niche is pursue your passions." - Noah Bossert, Piano performance

"Right away you start making your own patterns and textiles; you realize that every project is a step that builds your confidence" -Erin Aubrey, Design

Prospective Students

Discover the Arts at University of Wisconsin–Madison!

Experience a vibrant creative community within a great public research institution where the fine arts student-faculty ratio is just 8:1. Engage with our dynamic culture of innovation and creativity and get inspired by classmates and faculty studying and researching in diverse fields.

By the Numbers. Arts at UW-Madison: #1 for printmaking; 8:1 student-faculty ratio; #15 in Fine Arts: 18 undergrad majors and 6 certificates. UW-Madison: top 6 research institution; #1 ranking for professors; 12th in public institutions; 216 study abroad programs. Madison: #7 top 100 places to live; #1 greenest city in America; #1 city for an active lifestyle; #18 best US cities; #3 America’s friendliest cities.