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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.


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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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.

Meet some students in this year's ARC cohort

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Map Your Future

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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Social Connections


Events

Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul Hindemith
May10
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul...May 10
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students
May10
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking StudentsMay 10
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
"Artwork by Lara Spurgeon"
May10
"Artwork by Lara Spurgeon"May 10
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"GROOVY, DUDE!"
May10
"GROOVY, DUDE!"May 10
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
"home/body"
May10
"home/body"May 10
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"Junk House"
May10
"Junk House"May 10
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow'
May14
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow'May 14
Department of Art MFA Thesis Exhibition
May15
Department of Art MFA Thesis ExhibitionMay 15
12:00 p.m.
Disjecta
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: "we’re out of control"
May15
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: "we’re out of...May 15
12:00 p.m.
Well Well Projects
"Jan's Daughter"
May17
"Jan's Daughter"May 17
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher, Producer of 'Swallow'
May19
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher,...May 19
4:00 p.m.
Natalie Ball: “Power Objects”
May20
Natalie Ball: “Power Objects”May 20
4:00 p.m.
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Nomadland'
May21
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Nomadland'May 21
​​​​​​​Public Program for garima thakur & Sharita Towne: "we’re out of control"
May26
​​​​​​​Public Program for garima...May 26
8:00 a.m.
Well Well Projects
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher, Producer of 'Nomadland'
May26
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher,...May 26
4:00 p.m.