Design Department

We are home to Animation and Digital Media, Game Design and Development, Graphic Design and Interactive Media, Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Master's in Design programs.
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Hello, and welcome to the Design Department!

We are one of two departments that make up the School of Art & Design at UW-Stout. The School of Art & Design is proud to be the largest art and design higher education entity in the entire upper Midwest, consisting of more than 1,000 students and 65 faculty who are actively engaged in various forms of creativity and innovation.

With award-winning and nationally-recognized programs and students, our hands-on, polytechnic-infused curriculum fosters an environment for creative problem solving and self-expression. We invite you to connect online with questions or visit us in person so you can tour our fantastic facilities and meet with our wonderful faculty.

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M.F.A. Design

Cultivate your knowledge and skills in diverse design disciplines that combine your passions for practical problem-solving and innovative teaching.
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School of Art and Design

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Game design students take chess to next level with Checkmight Featured Image

Game design students take chess to next level with Checkmight

Stout Game Expo, Senior Show to feature nearly 370 student projects for public to try, see
UW-Stout choirs join in sharing musical traditions of Estonia, Poland and Ukraine in concert Dec. 3 Featured Image

UW-Stout choirs join in sharing musical traditions of Estonia, Poland and Ukraine in concert Dec. 3

Highlights include national folk songs, ‘Carol of the Bells,’ Swan Lake Ballet performance
Professor Williams re-creates area landscape features to inspire award-winning digital art Featured Image

Professor Williams re-creates area landscape features to inspire award-winning digital art

The natural environment of west-central Wisconsin helped inspire an award-winning piece of 3D art created by a UW-Stout professor.