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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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Events

College of Design Community: Join the Governor’s State Employees Food Drive
Feb19
College of Design Community: Join the...Feb 19
Lawrence Hall
UO Art MFA Grad Review & Open Studio
Feb21
UO Art MFA Grad Review & Open StudioFeb 21
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Center for Art Research- Jan Tumlir Book Reading
Feb25
Center for Art Research- Jan Tumlir Book Reading Feb 25
4:00 p.m.
510 Oak building
International Conference on Feminism/Theory/Film
Feb28
International Conference on Feminism/Theory/FilmFeb 28
9:15 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Books by Design with Jenny Young
Feb28
Books by Design with Jenny YoungFeb 28
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Center for Art Research - Film Screening and Discussion with the Artists
Feb28
Center for Art Research - Film Screening and...Feb 28
6:00 p.m.
510 Oak St
Center for Art Research- Films at 510 Oak
Mar1
Center for Art Research- Films at 510 OakMar 1
12:00 p.m.
510 Oak
Visual Magic Gallery Tour: Landscape and Environment
Mar2
Visual Magic Gallery Tour: Landscape and...Mar 2
2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Shadi Harouni
Mar7
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series:...Mar 7
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Center for Art Research- Shadi Harouni Films + Discussion
Mar8
Center for Art Research- Shadi Harouni Films +...Mar 8
11:00 a.m.
510 Oak building
Schnitzer Cinema: AIFF The Best of Fests: ”The Gospel of Eureka" with guest director Michael Palmieri
Mar13
Schnitzer Cinema: AIFF The Best of Fests: ”The...Mar 13
7:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Student Presentations
Mar14
Student Presentations Mar 14
5:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Curator's Lecture: Visual Magic: The Oregon Connection
Apr3
Curator's Lecture: Visual Magic: The Oregon...Apr 3
5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
"Aesthetics of Gentrification" SLOWLAB Conference
Apr5
"Aesthetics of Gentrification" SLOWLAB ConferenceApr 5
9:00 a.m.
White Stag Block
Curator's Lecture: Visual Clave: The Expression of the Latino/a Experience through Album Cover Art: 1940 - 90
Apr11
Curator's Lecture: Visual Clave: The Expression...Apr 11
3:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)