(balancing one’s own weight in a shadow of antithetical sides) by Paul Baughman

You are here

Student Voice Project

We look forward to safely returning to in-person instruction and activities this autumn quarter. Current and prospective students please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages.
Students meet with recent alumni in Space 120
Student Voice Project Alumni Meetup in Space 120; photo by Liz Copland

From Classroom to Career

The Student Voice Project (SVP) is a collaboration between academic advisers and students in the UW School of Art + Art History + Design. SVP develops programming to help you recognize that your learning and experiences in the classroom relate directly to skills you will use to develop your career.

SVP is committed to dispelling the myth that learning in the visual arts limits the scope of professional opportunities for our graduates. Students who major in art, art history and design graduate with the following:

  • Practiced problem-finding and problem-solving skills
  • Expertise in visual literacy
  • Polished presentation and communication skills
  • Collaboration and leadership experience
  • Research methods and the ability to complete resulting projects
  • Motivated for and by critical feedback
  • Ability to network, create and engage in community

If you have any questions about becoming involved with SVP, please don’t hesitate to email Liz Copland or Katie Twiss, or join one of the SVP Zoom events this quarter. 

Online Parnassus Gallery

The Online Parnassus Gallery is a virtual space dedicated to exhibiting UW student work.

Traditionally a space for student work, curated by students, the Parnassus Art Gallery has been closed along with the rest of the School due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. The Student Voice Project student leadership team has transitioned the gallery to a virtual format in response to the temporary loss of the physical space.

Exhibitions will be released on an ongoing basis, so check back often for new work.

If you are interested in showing work in the Online Parnassus Gallery or participating in the gallery leadership team, please email the Gallery.

Learn More About Majoring in Art, Art History and Design


If you are a college transfer or high school student, consider attending Preview to get a first-hand look at the School and its programs. Previews are hour-long info sessions led by professional academic advisers, and are designed to introduce you to all of the academic and enrichment programs in the School.

No registration is necessary, but you should prepare for the session by exploring our undergraduate degree programs in ArtArt History and Design on this website. 

The School's alumni go on to do creative, innovative work with their degrees in art, art history or design: 

Sam Cook, Design Dillon Gisch, Art History Alison Milliman, Art History
Heather Christo, Art Drew Hamlin, Design Juniper Shuey, Art
Kari Davidson, Design Levi Higgs, Art History Lucas Spivey, Art
Renee Erickson, Art Michael Klebeck, Art Aly Weir, Design