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So You Want To Be An Art Major?

Fun facts to know about being an art major at UW Oshkosh.


  • There are over 100 majors in the art department and about 90% of them are fine arts majors (BFA).
  • There are over 40 minors in the art department.
  • Two majors in the art department:
    • Fine Arts major (for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree)



  • The Arts & Communication Center (AC) is open:
    • Weekdays 7 am to 10 pm
    • Weekends 8 am to 10 pm
  • Some studios are always open, others have special hours - check with the instructor.
  • Art offices are AC 325 & 319.
  • The chair's office is AC 328 and the majority of faculty are on the 5th floor.
  • Storage lockers are free for majors, located in the basement. They must be registered in the art office (AC 319). Select a locker, put a lock on it, and then register.
  • There are three art galleries on campus, two are housed in the Arts and Communication Center. See Galleries
  • The art department has a computer lab for students in graphic design courses that houses 20 Apple iMac, 27-inch, 3.2GHz i5 workstations. Check out our design area for more information on the specifics of the computer lab.
  • Check out our other facilities.



  • The art department sponsors a field trip during most semesters.  It is usually to Chicago and is a great way to see many works of art firsthand.
  • There are two student organizations in the art department:
    • Gallery Board
    • ArtsCore Student Organization (ASO)
  • The art department hosts the annual High School Art Day which draws numerous students across the state to come to campus and participate in workshops and critiques.  Top work is selected to be exhibited. See High School Art Day
by sebenl99 — last modified May 15, 2018 02:59 PM