We are a community of creatively and critically engaged artists and designers. Our work mines the intersection of thinking, making, seeing, and questioning.

Students in the UO School of Art + Design have the opportunity to study intensively across a uniquely broad set of studio practices, within a flagship research university. Students in Art can study 21st century approaches to sculpture, photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, fibers, and metalsmithing. Art & Technology majors explore the potential of new technologies in an art context, working with interactivity, video, animation, visual communications, and emerging technology. Students in Product Design learn to design objects for use across a broad range of scales and purposes—tools, transportation, technology, clothing, furniture, and sporting equipment to fit a changing world.

The Student Experience

student uses ceramics wheel

student works on shoe design

Students and faculty in the School of Art + Design employ a fluid continuum of practices—using old and new media in surprising ways to address compelling questions. The School of Art + Design is located on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, with additional facilities in downtown Eugene and in Portland at the historic White Stag Block.



Art + Design Academic Residential Community

The Art + Design Community is an academic residential community (ARC) for students excited about sharing creative ideas, making art, and exploring design. Community members live and work together in a brand-new building that features a maker space studio.

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Success Story

Marcus Harvey, '12

“Getting a digital arts degree from the University of Oregon taught me the necessary tools and skills to create and cultivate the Portland Gear brand.”

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Fall Career Fair
Fall Career FairNov 8
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery ExhibitOct 22
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit Closing Reception + Kitchen Sync Magazine Release Party
Middle of Nowhere—Krause Gallery Exhibit...Oct 25
5:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shannon R. Stratton
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series:...Oct 25
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series—Ebitenyefa Baralaye
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture...Nov 1
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
23rd Annual Student Jewelry Sale
23rd Annual Student Jewelry SaleNov 6
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Alexandria Eregbu
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series-...Nov 6
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Exploring Identity, Place and Representation through the Arts in Aix-en-Provence: Info Session
Exploring Identity, Place and Representation...Nov 7
4:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Connective Conversations- Julia Bryan-Wilson 
Connective Conversations- Julia Bryan-Wilson Nov 8
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall