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Learning outside the lines

In the Department of Art & Design, our students continually prove the old adage that we best "learn best by doing." Although the classrooms and studios are central to the student experience, it's the wide diversity of "extra" learning experiences that really gives our students and edge.

What kinds of opportunities are we talking about? Almost too many to count, but here are some great examples of what students gain in addition to classes: 

  • Workshops with visiting professional artists, and the chance to learn form their experiences.
  • Internships on and off campus, providing insight into the business side of art and design. 
  • Student organizations that are both social outlets and avenues to produce, sell, promote and publish works of art.
  • Field trips and immersion experiences that expose students to artistic communities, museums, and studios with working professionals. 

In other words, as a Blugold student of art and design, we want you to color outside of the lines of the classrooms. That's where the magic happens! 

The trip to New York City was both refreshing and exciting, but most of all it was enlightening. Seeing the works of the past masters and the works in the Chelsea galleries was incredibly inspiring — I've been motivated about making art ever since. My passion certainly was bolstered tremendously by this trip, and it has changed me for the better.

Matthew Bergs, Art + Design

Centennial Bus Wrap

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

Time lapse work of art
Students visit the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis

Field Studies

As a student in art and design, you will have many chances to take in art exhibits and visit professional artists in the local community and major U.S. cities.

On the road
Stack of NOTA magazines, cover art

Art + Design Student Orgs

Art and design students will find two student organizations where creatives of all kinds get together and make magic.

Artsy students for sure
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