The School of Art + Design is 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.

School of Art + Design 2021 Exhibitions

2021 Exhibitions

Research Spotlight

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Programs on Power

The Center for Art Research (CFAR) has launched Dismantling the House, a series of programs examining the generational and geographical aspects of power through the work of artists, their practices, and published research. Organized by the 2020-21 CFAR curator-in-residence Yaelle S. Amir, the series features the participation of artists Jea Alford, Ariana Jacob, Garrick Imatani, garima thakur, and Sharita Towne.

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The Student Experience

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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.

Meet some students in this year's ARC cohort

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Explore the School of Art + Design in the College of Design to discover what makes our places, people, and programs so special.


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2021 Spring Storm
2021 Spring StormJun 13
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul...Jun 13
School of Art + Design 2021 Exhibitions launch
School of Art + Design 2021 Exhibitions launchJun 13