The Division of the Arts is the only unit solely dedicated to all 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 led by a faculty director reporting to the Provost.

Division staff run the day-to-day affairs and varied programs of the division with expertise 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 the Interdisciplinary Arts Residency Program. They consult on shared academic concerns impacting the arts across colleges.