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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 2021 Exhibitions

2021 Exhibitions

Career Futures 2021

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The School of Art + Design annual Career Futures event connects students with professionals who represent career paths in arts, art & technology, and product design. This year's virtual event included panel discussions, which are available online for you to explore.

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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

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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 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

"Hello /// Goodbye"
Nov29
"Hello /// Goodbye" Nov 29 Lawrence Hall
"Hello /// Goodbye" Reception
Dec2
"Hello /// Goodbye" Reception Dec 2 Lawrence Hall
5th Annual UO ©ritical A®t Show
Dec2
5th Annual UO ©ritical A®t Show Dec 2 Global Scholars Hall
Center for Art Research Catalytic Conversation "Obsidian"
Dec8
Center for Art Research Catalytic Conversation "Obsidian" Dec 8
Pei-Hsuan Wang: “I’ve Left My Body to Occupy Others”
Jan13
Pei-Hsuan Wang: “I’ve Left My Body to Occupy Others” Jan 13 Lawrence Hall
Justine Kurland: “From Girl Pictures to SCUMB Manifesto: A Retrospective of Photo Work”
Jan27
Justine Kurland: “From Girl Pictures to SCUMB Manifesto: A Retrospective of Photo Work” Jan 27
Lezley Saar: “Surrealism, Symbolism, and Significance”
Feb3
Lezley Saar: “Surrealism, Symbolism, and Significance” Feb 3
Michael Sherwin: “Vanishing Points: Revisiting America's Indigenous Landscape”
Mar3
Michael Sherwin: “Vanishing Points: Revisiting America's Indigenous Landscape” Mar 3 Lawrence Hall