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Major in Art

Forge Your Path

Observe and analyze the world around you as you create.

In the world we live in, an art education helps us understand and express ourselves and our society. At UW-Green Bay, you’ll learn how to critique theories, assimilate ideas from various disciplines and develop and defend your own perspective on issues. And, in every art class you take, you’ll develop tangible skills to help you succeed in any career you choose. With our three emphases, you’re even more prepared for your career path.

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Student presents work to visitor in Lawton Gallery
Student artwork on display in the Lawton Gallery

Display Your Work

All four of our campuses house art galleries to feature your work and foster creative pursuits.

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Student works on sculpture

Design With Purpose

Calling all students! No matter your major, we have the tools and studio space to create your best work in a wide range of media.

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Teacher shows student drawing techniques

Create Your Future

Discover what you can do with an art major, get help as you navigate the workforce and access resources for finding a job.

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The Past Paves the Future

Art history gives us a deeper context for everything in a variety of cultures – from literature to history to clothing and more – and also provides us with inspiration that influences current artwork. Explore what courses you'll take and find out more about what you'll learn.

art History

From a Spark to a Flame

Want to ignite your education? We'll show you how!

Branch out from your art degree. Expand your resume with another major and experiences outside of the classroom.

Complement Your Major
A Comprehensive Education

Blending art with another major creates a beautiful impression with employers. Good majors to bolster your art degree include business, communication, First Nations studies and more.

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An Enterprising Spirit

Many art majors blaze their own way through owning a business. With our entrepreneurship certificate, you can develop the skills you need to succeed, like finance, marketing and business management.

Travel Courses
New Adventures

Make memories to last a lifetime and create art in an immersive travel course. There are two options offered within our program: Florence, Italy and New York City.

Beau Thomas, Mural Artist at Trackside Design

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"It’s the people that make UWGB’s art program so special. Professors are experienced, talented and knowledgeable, often producing amazing work with art careers of their own. Their kindness and empathy creates a supportive environment for learning. Other students quickly become friends and support one another’s work. The students and staff in the art department became a family for me – it’s what I miss most."

Beau Thomas '15
Mural Artist at Trackside Design

Want to know More?

Need to know more about major requirements, courses or career paths? Let us know – we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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