We celebrate being a dynamic art school at a major research university.
The School of Art offers unique and exciting opportunities for students who are passionate about art in all of its diverse possibilities. We teach the next generation of artists–those who are adventurous, complex, precocious, innovative, noisy, reflective, curious, socially conscious, and dedicated to a life in the visual arts.
First alumnus graduates
With a degree in painting
Guest artists each year
Via our Visiting Artist Lecture Series
Square feet of shared space
For work, critiques, and exhibitions
Our faculty offers rigorous and multi-faceted learning experiences that prepare student-artists for professional and entrepreneurial careers.
We offer state-of-the-art facilities and studios, from the handmade to the digital. Our professionally active faculty fosters internships as well as international and national opportunities and brings the creative industries to the studio. Through guided mentorship, our student-artists craft their own course of study.
Graduate Degree Programs
As a dynamic art school within a major research university, we enable unique intersections of diverse interests within creative communities.
Through social and studio practices, research, and teaching, we promote mastery, interdisciplinarity, student autonomy, and critical global citizenship.
Recent School of Art News
College of Visual and Performing Arts Welcomes New Full-Time Faculty
Sixteen new full-time faculty joined the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) in August for the 2023-24 academic year. Two of the faculty members are also new department chairs in the college.Read More...