Majors & Minors

Art Degree

Program Overview

The Art department at UW-River Falls will provide you with many opportunities to explore and develop your artistic abilities through a variety of media. As an Art major you can choose a broad range of topics or focus your study in areas such as: Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Drawing, Fibers, Glass, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture Mixed Media.

Highlights of the Art Major

  • The Art curriculum recognizes the value in merits of both Western and Non-Western art traditions and consideration on art at both local and international levels.

  • Students are encouraged to consider their work in the context of global society to bring about a foundation for understanding the impact that the arts has had on the evolution of the human experience.

  • Students have the option of selecting an art emphasis or exploring and developing their artistic abilities through a variety of media.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Appreciate the value and merits of both Western and non-Western art traditions.
  • Apply your in-depth and comprehensive exposure to, and expertise in, the visual arts.
  • Develop a foundation for dynamic exploration with outcomes that reflect personal ideas and confidence in presenting the ideas to society.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared for a professional art focused career or to go on to graduate school for a master's degree in fine arts. 

Job Titles

  • Art Director
  • Craft and Fine Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist and Animator


  • Media
  • Business
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Public Sector
  • Non-Profit Organizations

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