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


Programs to choose from

Undergraduate and graduate

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.

Undergraduate Majors

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Graduate Degree Programs

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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

  • Sam Van Aken portrait.

    Faculty News

    Sam Van Aken, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art, was a guest on the Urban Forestry radio show and podcast. He discussed how he creates one of his multi-graft "Trees of 40 Fruit."

  • Book cover of Marty Blake's Drawn to Type

    Faculty News

    Marty Blake, assistant teaching professor of illustration in the School of Art, has authored the new book "Drawn to Type: Letters for Illustrators" (Bloomsbury Visual Arts, London). The book teaches the craft of creative lettering: what you need to know about working with various media and how to...

  • Artwork in gallery by Ann Clarke

    Faculty News

    Ann Clarke, associate professor of studio arts in the School of Art and dean emerita of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, has the solo exhibition "Strong Forces" at Novado Gallery in Jersey City, New Jersey, through March 27.  Read More...

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