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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
Apr18
Metamorphosis: Visualizing the Music of Paul...Apr 18
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Apr18
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis...Apr 18
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking Students
Apr18
Lost/Found: Work by Advanced Printmaking StudentsApr 18
10:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Garrick Imatani: Monologue
Apr18
Garrick Imatani: MonologueApr 18
12:00 p.m.
Making After Melancholia: A Discussion Between Garrick Imatani, Lynn Yarne and Lu Yim
Apr18
Making After Melancholia: A Discussion Between...Apr 18
12:00 p.m.
"amalgamenagerie"
Apr19
"amalgamenagerie"Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"How We Got Here: Sketches versus Finals in Comic Art"
Apr19
"How We Got Here: Sketches versus Finals in Comic...Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
"Yellow Kid"
Apr19
"Yellow Kid"Apr 19
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
Rebecca Morris Artist Talk
Apr22
Rebecca Morris Artist Talk Apr 22
4:00 p.m.
"Across the Threshold"
Apr26
"Across the Threshold"Apr 26
9:00 a.m.
Ceramics Building
School of Art + Design Career Futures Event
Apr30
School of Art + Design Career Futures EventApr 30
10:00 a.m.
The Heart Milagro: A Cinco De Mayo Celebration of Latino Art with the University of Oregon
May5
The Heart Milagro: A Cinco De Mayo Celebration of...May 5
12:00 p.m.
Amir Zaki: “Building and Becoming”
May6
Amir Zaki: “Building and Becoming”May 6
4:00 p.m.
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: we’re out of control
May8
garima thakur & Sharita Towne: we’re out of...May 8
6:00 p.m.
Well Well Projects
Natalie Ball: “Power Objects”
May20
Natalie Ball: “Power Objects”May 20
4:00 p.m.