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Art + Design

"Art must be life - it must belong to everybody" ~ Marina Abramović

Create, collaborate, and carve out your future in the arts.

Today's technologies have created a whole new environment and demand for creativity and innovation. In our program we stress the conceptualization of new ideas which are needed when interpreting the world in this new global era. Technology with a relevant interpretation has helped to increase both the avenues for artistic expression and the audience for it as well. Every medium for expression, from phone apps and television, to computers and video games, to tablets and laptops — these all require the production of visuals created by artists. In addition, the web-based markets for selling one's own works of art have made creative endeavors more direct and efficient.

With any area of study you choose, you will see how art is integral to the economy of the future. The Department of Art + Design at UW-Eau Claire can help you to enter that economy, while fostering your aesthetic intuition and skills on the path to meet your career and artistic goals. The liberal arts studies offered at UW-Eau Claire increase your ability to synthesize and make necessary connections between your artistic voice and an ever-changing, global workforce.

Throughout this site you will find out all of the academic and enrichment opportunities available to majors and minors in art and design.

I was able to pursue a range of interests outside of the Art & Design program — performing arts, languages, American Indian Studies, and business — which all affect how I see and participate in making art.

2011 Illustration B.F.A. graduate
Foster Gallery student art show

Foster Gallery

The Ruth Foster Art Gallery in Haas Fine Arts Center is the hub of display for student, faculty and alumni art here on campus.

Exhibit schedule and more
Centennial Celebration bus project

Centennial celebration on wheels

After a semester filled with hours of tireless work, art students Roslyn Cashman and Lukas Carlson were finally able to see their finished product.

Art on the move
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