My Dear Friend, Time, an installation by Ellen (Jing) Xu

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We look forward to safely returning to in-person instruction and activities this autumn quarter. Current and prospective students please visit our COVID-19 Updates pages.

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 2020)

525 Undergraduate Majors
18 Master of Fine Arts Students
12 Master of Design Students
4 Master of Arts Students (Art History)
8 Doctor of Philosophy Students (Art History)

Degrees Awarded (July 2019 – June 2020)

123 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
62 Bachelor of Design degrees
8 Master of Fine Arts degrees
6 Master of Design degrees
5 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 2020)

14 Professors
10 Associate Professors
8 Assistant Professors
1 Teaching Professor
1 Associate Teaching Professor
3 Lecturers/Artists in Residence
28 Emeritus Faculty
35 Affiliate/Adjunct Faculty

Recent Student Scholarships

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

Recent Awards for Faculty + Students

  • Research grants from Boeing, Amazon, Google, and Mozilla
  • Bonderman Travel Fellowship
  • Andrew W. Mellon Professorship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
  • Hallie Ford Fellowship in the Visual Arts, Ford Foundation
  • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
  • Museum of Northwest Art Luminaries Artist Award
  • Neddy Artist Award
  • New Directions Fellowship, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Royalty Research Fund Scholar Awards
  • Society for Experiential Graphic Design Educator Award + Global Design Awards
  • Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship
  • Alvord Endowed Fellowship in the Humanities
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal
  • Frank L. and Catherine D. Doleshy Endowed Fellowship
  • 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
  • Wyckoff Milliman Endowed Chair in Art
  • Hermine Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Jack and Grace Pruzan Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Donald E. Petersen Professor in the Arts
  • Floyd and Delores Jones Endowed Professor in the Arts
  • Mary and Cheney Cowles Endowed Professor
  • Thomas L. and Margo G. Wyckoff Endowed Professor
  • Donald E. Petersen Endowed Faculty Fellow
  • Marsha and Jay Glazer Endowed University Professor