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Student Voice Project

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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

Join us for our series of SVP Zoom events this Autumn! Everyone is welcome.

SVP Leadership Team Positions

(Internship credit available, 2 credits per quarter)

These additional leadership opportunities within SVP provide development and experience for students looking to grow in specific areas. SVP Leadership Team positions are an annual commitment, and specific positions are reviewed quarterly

Positions for the 2020-21 academic year include:

  • Social Media Contributor

  • SVP Illustrator

  • ARTS 180 Intern

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

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