Spaces & Equipment

With over 44,000 students and a campus spanning 936 acres, UW–Madison has a lot to offer its students. Here are a few tips for accessing the awesome spaces and equipment you’ll want for your creative …

Academics

Big 10 schools pride themselves on their educational standards and research capabilities. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is no different. We attract students from all over the world! Be prepared to work among the brightest students, …

Arts on Campus

Whether you are inspired by seeing others’ artwork or would like to exhibit or perform, UW–Madison has over 30 galleries, 8 performance spaces, and presents over 1,500 arts events every year. Do you like to …

Living in Madison

Let’s face it – there are times you want to take a break from campus. Take a short walk or bike ride to hundreds of restaurants and stores. Enjoy a beautiful sunset over one of …

Your Creative Community

A big part of the college experience is the friends you will meet throughout your academic journey. It’s important to find inspiration – whether it’s collaborating with others in a student organization, living with other …

Outstanding Faculty

Starting from your first day on campus, the hands-on courses you’ll take in the arts will give you the care and attention of world-class professors. UW–Madison faculty are among the top professors on Rate My …

Get Funded

Keep an eye out for the annual Arts Business Competition, where students can win up to $2,000 for their creative ideas! Past winners include a hip-hop recording, visual art and poetry on city buses, and …

Arts & Entrepreneurship

Gain valuable skills and learn how to launch new ideas or projects in the arts or your own artistic career. Special courses are offered each year: “Introduction to Arts Entrepreneurship,” “Entrepreneurship in Arts and Cultural …

The Studio

The Studio is a vibrant learning community for students who have a passion for the arts or want to develop their creativity. Each year, The Studio houses 64 residents in Sellery Hall. These students have …

A History of Innovation

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is home to the first university dance major. We were the first college in the nation to host an artist in residence (John Steuart Curry, 1936). We were also the first …