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

All School of Art and Design News

Furlong Gallery exhibit explores issues of how ‘to hold the land’

The word landholder and its derivative “to hold the land” would seem to have the same meaning, but to artist Witt Siasoco they conjure something very different.

Professor’s art installation uses light, objects to create sensory ‘blaze of fire’

Using light and everyday objects to create a unique sensory experience, a UW-Stout professor hopes to inspire others to see new possibilities.

Interior design faculty, students become part of the safe, healthier buildings movement

There’s good reason why buildings, from homes to work spaces to stores, should have healthy environments — humans are indoors about 90% of their lives.