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Fast Facts

The School of Art + Art History + Design engages and educates students in the essential and cutting edge issues of visual history and literacy, the creative process and visual communication, and innovative and socially responsible design. We work closely with leaders in the arts and business communities to ensure that our students understand the role that this education will play in their future success as professionals and global citizens.

Students (Autumn 2018)

575 Undergraduate Majors
16 Master of Fine Arts Students
17 Master of Design Students
15 Master of Arts Students (Art History)
8 Doctor of Philosophy Students (Art History)

Degrees Awarded (July 2017 - June 2018)

200 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
60 Bachelor of Design degrees
9 Master of Fine Arts degrees
4 Master of Design degrees
3 Master of Arts/Doctor of Philosophy degrees


3 Buildings with extensive studio, classroom, and seminar space
1 Art Library
4 Galleries dedicated to showing student work
2 State-of-the-art computer labs
1 Museum-quality printing/plotting center
1 Digital equipment checkout service
2 Woodshops
1 Foundry
1 Glass studio
1 Coffee shop + gallery

Faculty (Autumn 2018)

12 Professors
12 Associate Professors
7 Assistant Professors
4 Lecturers/Artists in Residence
30 Emeritus Faculty
28 Affiliate/Adjunct Faculty

Recent Student Scholarships

  • Boyer and Elizabeth Gonzales Scholarship
  • Doris Totten Chase Endowed Scholarship
  • Crabby Beach Foundation Endowed Scholarship inArt
  • Jane and David Davis Endowed Fellowship in Art
  • Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence EndowedScholarship
  • Lloyd W. Nordstrom Art Scholarship
  • Hinckley-Martin Endowment
  • Ben and Grace de Cillia Endowment
  • Lambda Rho Endowment in Art

Recent Awards for Faculty + Students

  • Research grants from Boeing, Amazon, Google, and Mozilla
  • Neddy Artist Award
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • Royalty Research Fund Scholar Awards
  • Andrew W. Mellon Professorship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
  • Museum of Northwest Art Luminaries Artist Award
  • Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Ford Foundation
  • Society for Experiential Graphic Design Educator Award + Global Design Awards
  • New Directions Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal
  • GRAY Award for student design
  • Rometti Prize for ceramic design

Faculty Endowments

  • Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art
  • Dale Chihuly Endowed Chair in Glass
  • Hermine Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Jack and Grace Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Wyckoff Milliman Endowed Chair in Art
  • Donald E. Petersen Professor in the Arts
  • Donald E. Petersen Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Professor in the Arts
  • Mary and Cheney Cowles Endowed Professor
  • Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed University Professor