First-year program introduces students to art, design majors and career paths

8 Mar 2022


In high school, Ethan Scholz was involved in FIRST Robotics competitions, was a freelance graphic designer for student organizations and enjoyed drawing and painting in his free time. These activities inspired his research into career paths in art and engineering.

“When I found the industrial design major at UW-Stout, I knew it would be the perfect mix between both fields,” he said.

Scholz, of Brookfield, joined UW-Stout’s School of Art and Design’s pre-Bachelor of Fine Arts program during its pilot year in 2020-2021.

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