Explore the School of Art + Design for Nonmajors

Undecided About Your Major?

Nearly one third of incoming students are undecided about a major, so you are not alone. You can find ways to explore the School of Art + Design here.

Study with us and experience the range of disciplines in the School of Art + Design. Several of our programs have rolling admissions and welcome students each term, while others require students to apply specifically to the program. Visit the department or program's website for more information.


Take a Course for Nonmajors

These are just a few of the Art and Art & Technology courses and Product Design courses you can take as a nonmajor.

  • ART 101. Understanding Contemporary Media (4 Credits): Critical exploration of concepts surrounding and defining the experience of understanding contemporary art.
  • ART 115 Surface, Space, and Time (4 Credits): Introduces interdisciplinary media processes, critical theory, formal communication design, color theory, skills in objective evaluation and critique, and how materials, processes, and context establish meaning.

  • ARTD 250 Print Media Digital Arts (4 Credits): Examines application of print media in contemporary visual culture. Explores its use in a fine art context. Introduces digital drawing, digital photo editing, and typographic layout to visually communicate expressive concepts.

  • PD 101 Introduction to Product Design (4 Credits): Examines how designers invent things that help people through interviews with design superstars, drawing techniques, photo documentation, computer-aided design, and design portfolio creation. Current UO students interested in applying to the major are encouraged to take this course during fall term.