Each major in the School of Art is designed for students to explore their learning objectives, develop their intellectual and creative strengths, and plan for future careers within the specific learning context of the visual arts.
Students studying in the School of Art:
• Develop strong writing, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving, and visual literacy skills.
• Learn to conceive, develop and demonstrate new concepts and ideas.
• Master technical skills in many areas of art making and computer use.
• Become expert in developing methods of visual awareness, principles of organization, and approaches to visual and conceptual observation.
• Learn to recognize the importance of understanding art within its cultural context and to value the contribution that the visual arts have made and continue to make to the quality of the human experience.
• Learn to recognize the power of the visual image and understand its importance in a world increasingly dependent on the aesthetic and technical skills of trained artists and designers to create images that communicate information and ideas across cultures, languages, and generations.
The Career Center of the University of Washington provides career and job search services to UW students and alumni. As a bridge from college life to the world of work, it’s the Career Center’s mission to support the exploration of career and academic options, the development of job search skills, and to facilitate connections between employers and students that lead to successful and satisfying futures. Services provided by the Career Center include career and job search counseling; a campus recruiting program; job listings; workshops on resume writing, interviewing, job offer and salary negotiation, internships, and more; employer panels on topics such as interviewing and resume writing; a credential file service; and career fairs. For a full list of programs and services, please visit their website.
Completing an undergraduate degree in the School of Art prepares students to make a unique and important contribution in the work force and in the community. The following list represents a few of the career paths taken by our alumni:
Gallery and Museum Management
Antique Market Management/Sales
Auction House Curator/Consultant
Art Enrichment Programs Children/Adults
Art Education K-12
Community Centers and Art Programs
Textile Design and Manufacturing
Set and Costume Design
Image Buying and Consulting
Event Planning and Design
Advertising and Marketing
ACADEMIC ADVISING FOR UW ART + ART HISTORY + DESIGN MAJORS
Summer Drop-in Hours
MAIN OFFICE HOURS
Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm
Judi Clark, Elizabeth Copland,
Ann Langford-Fuchs, Laura Todd
FRONT DESK STAFF
Katherine Gold, Catherine Ruha