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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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 & Design

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Top level: Game design programs ranked best in Wisconsin, among best in Midwest, nation Featured Image

Top level: Game design programs ranked best in Wisconsin, among best in Midwest, nation

One of the nation’s premier college ranking organizations has given high marks to UW-Stout’s academic programs in game design.
Runway to imagination: UW-Stout’s sold-out Fashion Without Fabric unfolds fears with theme of Philias and Phobias Featured Image

Runway to imagination: UW-Stout’s sold-out Fashion Without Fabric unfolds fears with theme of Philias and Phobias

‘Love of Books’ named scholarship winner; ‘The Prime Divine’ proves number 13 can be lucky
UW-Stout Spring Showcase: Experience what the Polytechnic Advantage is all about Featured Image

UW-Stout Spring Showcase: Experience what the Polytechnic Advantage is all about

Multiple research and design events in April, May open to the public