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.


Student Spotlight

Mary Vertulfo

Mary Vertulfo (’18)

Before she found the BFA Art & Technology program, Mary Vertulfo never thought she could turn her art into a career.

Now a junior motion designer at Hovercraft studio in Denver, Vertulfo reflects on her journey from the influence of manga as a child to UO Zine Fest and creating motion graphics for Nike.

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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.


Social Connections


Aix-en-Provence Info Session
Aix-en-Provence Info SessionJan 21
4:00 p.m.
Mighty Oregon: Designing for Sport
Mighty Oregon: Designing for SportJan 21
5:30 p.m.
UO Practice Interviews: Teach For America
UO Practice Interviews: Teach For AmericaFeb 2
2:00 p.m.
Jillian Mayer: “Time To Chill”
Jillian Mayer: “Time To Chill”Feb 4
4:00 p.m.
Laura Fritz: “Mechanisms of Uncertainty”
Laura Fritz: “Mechanisms of Uncertainty”Feb 11
2:00 p.m.
Hamza Walker, Critical Conversations lecture
Hamza Walker, Critical Conversations lectureMar 4
4:00 p.m.