The Division of the Arts is the only unit dedicated to the arts on the UW-Madison campus. We encourage broad, transdisciplinary collaborations across campus and between departments. These connections create relationships benefiting individuals. They also strengthen ties between their colleges, schools, and departments.


The Division is a freestanding campus-wide unit led by a director appointed by the Chancellor. The director reports to the Provost.

The senior management team runs the day to day affairs and varied programs of the division. Staff members work in administration, communications, outreach, advancement, academics, and research.

Academic Oversight

The Academic Affairs Committee (AAC) maintains the protocols for oversight in curricular programs. This is important when being applied to courses offered under the division’s Integrated Arts course subject listing. AAC members represent the major areas of study and activity in the arts on campus. The committee evaluates new Integrated Arts course requests and proposals for IARP. They consult on shared academic concerns impacting the arts across colleges.