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.
Career Futures 2023
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.
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
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.