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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.


School of Art + Design 2023 Exhibitions

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Career Futures 2024

Career Futures 2024

The School of Art + Design annual Career Futures event connects students with professionals who represent career paths in arts, art & technology, and product design. Professionals share their career-path stories, their experiences in their fields/industries, and their advice for students.

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Research Spotlight

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CFAR Project Incubator

In 2021, the Center for Art Research (CFAR) launched a partnership with the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact called The CFAR Project Incubator, an internationally unique artist residency series that connects artists with cutting-edge facilities and technical staff.

“We want to create opportunities for creatives to do things that otherwise wouldn’t be possible,” said CFAR Director Brian Gillis. “We’re not only providing support; we’re encouraging artists to take risks.”

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The Student Experience

Student experience with A+D
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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

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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 the A+D 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

"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery
Feb26
"Heart Quilt" - Washburn Gallery Feb 26 Ceramics Building
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery
Feb26
"honey drip" - Foyer Gallery Feb 26 Lawrence Hall
Robert Trafford: “Forensic Architecture: Art and Activism Against State Violence”
Feb26
Robert Trafford: “Forensic Architecture: Art and Activism Against State Violence” Feb 26 Lawrence Hall
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)
Mar1
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance) Mar 1 510 Oak
A History – Tarrah Krajnak and Ryan Pierce
Mar1
A History – Tarrah Krajnak and Ryan Pierce Mar 1 510 Oak
Julian Watts: “Exploring the Intersection of Art, Craft, and Design Through Contemporary Woodcarving”
Mar7
Julian Watts: “Exploring the Intersection of Art, Craft, and Design Through Contemporary Woodcarving” Mar 7 Lawrence Hall
B. Wurtz: "Art Works", Davis Family Lecture
Apr4
B. Wurtz: "Art Works", Davis Family Lecture Apr 4 Lawrence Hall
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay
Apr5
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay Apr 5 510 Oak
Kahlil Robert Irving: "Artist Talk"
Apr11
Kahlil Robert Irving: "Artist Talk" Apr 11 Lawrence Hall
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium
Apr17
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium Apr 17
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above"
Apr18
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above" Apr 18 Lawrence Hall
Angela Hennessy, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture
May2
Angela Hennessy, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture May 2 Lawrence Hall
Progress – Marcus Fischer and Lisa Ward
May3
Progress – Marcus Fischer and Lisa Ward May 3 510 Oak
Dionne Lee: "Artist Talk"
May9
Dionne Lee: "Artist Talk" May 9 Lawrence Hall