Art+Design

Heather Corcoran, director of art, leads a studio critique with Francesca Maida. Photo by James Byard.

The College of Art is a community of designers and artists. During your time here, you will learn to make things with many different materials; examine people, communities, and situations carefully and with empathy; communicate with diverse audiences; and create positive change in the world. Your studies will be rigorous and fun. Our courses are taught by leaders in their fields, who are working on local and global challenges.

As you pursue your life as an artist, you will need an environment that supports community, exploration, risk taking, and the production of original creative work. The Graduate School of Art empowers students to expand their creative and intellectual reach and to engage in the discourses that shape contemporary art. As part of a renowned research institution, emerging artists deepen their inquiry into ideas that drive their studio work and engage disciplines across campus such as social work, architecture, biology, philosophy-neuroscience-psychology, women and gender studies, performing arts, environmental studies, and art history.

To learn about study abroad opportunities for students in both the College of Art and Graduate School of Art, click here.