At the Seaside by William Merritt Chase

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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 2015)

639 Undergraduate Majors
24 Master of Fine Arts Students
12 Master of Design Students
10 Master of Art Students
15 PhD Students (Art History)

 Degrees Awarded (July 2015 - June 2016)

200 Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees
60 Bachelor of Design degrees
8 Master of Fine Arts degrees
6 Master of Design degrees
5 Master of Arts, PhD degrees


3 Buildings with extensive studio, classroom, and seminar space
1 Art Library
4 Galleries dedicated to showing student work
3 State-of-the-art computer labs
2 Woodshops
1 Foundry
1 Glass studio
1 Coffee shop + gallery

Faculty (Autumn 2015)

14 Professors
11 Associate Professors
7 Assistant Professors
5 Lecturers
26 Emeritus Faculty
24 Affiliate/Adjunct Faculty 

Recent Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships & Awards 

  • Boyer and Elizabeth Gonzales Scholarship
  • Doris Totten Chase Endowed Scholarship
  • Crabby Beach Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Art
  • Jane and David Davis Endowed Fellowship in Art
  • Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Endowed Scholarship
  • Lloyd W. Nordstrom Art Scholarship
  • Hinckley-Martin Endowment
  • Ben and Grace de Cillia Endowment
  • Lambda Rho Endowment in Art
  • College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Medal
  • Fulbright Grants
  • Mary Gates Research and Leadership Grants
  • Bonderman Travel Grants