Our undergraduate programs challenge students to think, create, and act in transformative ways. An education in art and design is also an education through art and design, enabling you to develop valuable transferable skills in creativity, communication, organization, problem-solving, and expanding the possibilities for your future.The creative industries are now recognized as a vital and growing sector of the national economy, employing around 30% of the working population. The job market for artists and related workers continues to expand, and our graduates are well prepared to take advantage of these growing career opportunities.
We are a thriving community of artists, designers, educators, and historians committed to excellence and innovation in the practice, study, and teaching of the visual arts. Our students benefit from learning in professional programs administered in conjunction with the interdisciplinary resources of a Tier 1 research university.
The School of Art & Design is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art & Design (NASAD), and is regarded as one of the outstanding public university art programs in the United States.