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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

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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

Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance)
Apr14
Ablaze (With Destruction and Abundance) Apr 14 510 Oak
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay
Apr14
Sacrifice Zones – Jon Bellona and Ralph Pugay Apr 14 510 Oak
"my eyes stain the heart" — Washburn Gallery
Apr15
"my eyes stain the heart" — Washburn Gallery Apr 15 Ceramics Building
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium
Apr17
Registration Deadline for Undergraduate Symposium Apr 17
Cinema Studies Presents: Horror Cinema: Screening of Short Films by Filmmaker Alejandro Brugués
Apr17
Cinema Studies Presents: Horror Cinema: Screening of Short Films by Filmmaker Alejandro Brugués Apr 17 Lawrence Hall
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above"
Apr18
Tallmadge Doyle: "As Above" Apr 18 Lawrence Hall
Cinema Studies Presents: "The Art of Producing" Talk and Reception with Producer Carter Swan
Apr24
Cinema Studies Presents: "The Art of Producing" Talk and Reception with Producer Carter Swan Apr 24 Gerlinger Hall Lounge
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
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner
May21
Cinema Studies Presents: Meet and Mingle with Marmoset Music's Bob Werner May 21 Knight Library
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy
May23
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of "Race to Survive: New Zealand” and Q&A with Emmy Award-winning Television Series Producer Jeff Conroy May 23 Lawrence Hall