The Division of Design educates and trains designers to create and develop concepts that optimize the function, value, and appearance of communications, products and systems for the benefit of both industry and society. Within the Division of Design, there are three majors: Visual Communication Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design.

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SoA Calendar

Check out our calendar page. All events are listed there.
Only selected events are featured below.

2014 Graduation Exhibitions

The 3D4M:ceramics-glass-sculpture BFA show opens on April 22nd and the Painting + Drawing BFA show opens on May 6th. Click the headline for a full list of shows.

School of Art Information Sessions

Thursday, 01 May 2014, 2:45pm, Art/Space 122
Thursday, 05 June 2014, 2:45pm, Art/Space 122

Graduation Celebration 2014

Room 130, Kane Hall

Thursday, 12 June 2014, 7-9pm
tickets required

Most Recent Newsletter

The current School of Art newsletter was released via email on 12 February 2014. Read it now. Current and past newsletters are always available at this page.

Health First

The SoA’s Instructional Technicians are always on the lookout for ways to improve the facilities they oversee in order to ensure the health and safety of our students…

Three RRF Awards in Last Year

Twice a year the UW gives Royalty Research Fund (RRF) awards to faculty who have applied for project support…

Pivot Receives Awards

This project by 2013 MDes graduates received two IDEA awards and now a 2014 Interaction Award. Click the headline for more information.

2013 Survey Results

During July and August 2013, we sent a survey to the more than 6,000 people on our mailing lists. We received over 1,100 responses, which is quite good for an electronic survey…