Building Resonance (echo) by Benjamin Gale-Schreck

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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.


Autumn 2022

  • 564 Undergraduate majors
  • 17 Master of Fine Arts students
  • 11 Master of Design students
  • 4 Master of Arts students
  • 12 Doctor of Philosophy students

Degrees Awarded (July 2021 – June 2022)

  • 115 Bachelor of Arts (Art)
  • 26 Bachelor of Arts (Art History)
  • 59 Bachelor of Design
  • 8 Master of Fine Arts
  • 7 Master of Design
  • 2 Master of Arts
  • 1 Doctor of Philosophy

Recent Awards

  • University of Washington President's Medal
  • Bonderman Travel Fellowship
  • GRAY Award for student design


  • Extensive studio, classroom, and seminar space in three buildings
  • Art library
  • Multiple galleries dedicated to showing student work
  • State-of-the-art computer labs
  • Museum-quality printing/plotting centers
  • Digital equipment checkout service
  • Digital fabrication lab
  • Fabrication studios / shops: ceramics, foundry, blacksmithing, metals, glass, wood


Autumn 2022

  • 14 Professors
  • 11 Associate Professors
  • 9 Assistant Professors
  • 1 Teaching Professor
  • 1 Associate Teaching Professor
  • 6 Lecturers/Artists in Residence
  • 26 Emeritus Faculty
  • 37 Affiliate/Adjunct Faculty

Recent Awards

  • National Science Foundation

    • Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Award
    • Future of Work at the Human-Technology Frontier Award
    • Human-Centered Computing / Secure and Trustworthy Cyberspace Award
  • Research grants from Mozilla
  • Barbara Thom Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Huntington
  • Royalty Research Fund Scholar Awards
  • Communication Arts Award
  • Andrew W. Mellon Professorship, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
  • Samuel H. Kress Senior Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts
  • Society for Experiential Graphic Design Educator Award
  • University of Washington President’s Medal
  • Bonderman Travel Fellowship
  • GRAY Award for student 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
  • Design Alumni 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

Selected Student Support

  • Ben and Grace de Cillia Endowment
  • Boyer and Elizabeth Gonzales Scholarship
  • Crabby Beach Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Art
  • Dani Elenga Art Scholarship
  • Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Endowed Scholarship
  • Julaine Martin Endowed Scholarship in the Arts
  • Kathryn Hinckley-Martin Endowed Scholarship
  • Kenneth L. Striker Scholarship in Design
  • Lloyd W. Nordstrom Art Scholarship
  • Mary Violet Ferguson Art School Scholarship
  • Parnassus Endowed Scholarship
  • Priscilla and Melvin Wilson Endowed Art Scholarship
  • Rollin Austin Scholarship
  • Allan and Mary Kollar Endowed Fellowship
  • Chester Fritz Endowed Scholarship
  • Howard P. Dallas Endowed Fellowship