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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.
One current MDes student, Catherine Lim, and two 2015 BDes graduates—Jennifer Cheng and Tyler Sinclair Monteferrante—won a 2015 Ideas that Matter grant from Sappi North America. Their project, Archivo: Toolkit of Self-Documentation, received $18,000 for further development. The awards were announced on September 17. Archivo, which is a “Branded booklet, filing system, and document case to guide... Read more
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is hosting an exhibition by Division of Design Assistant Professor Tad Hirsch from September 22 – October 17, 2015. Titled Contentious Products, the show includes two installations addressing contemporary gun culture, created with custom software written by Hirsch, as well as video documentation of multiple interventionist works from the last fifteen years; also included is an award-winning project addressing human trafficking, developed in collaboration with... Read more
The School is happy to announce the filling of six new faculty positions: four tenure track positions—Art History, 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture, Photomedia, Industrial Design— and two competitive lecturer positions in 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture and mHCI+D. Read more
The University of Washington School of Art + Art History + Design will be creating a new website in partnership with the College of Arts & Sciences Department Web Framework team. Preliminary work on the new website will begin in summer 2015, and the site will likely debut in summer 2016. The school’s Web/Media Communications Committee wants your input regarding our current and future websites. Please take this six-question survey... Read more
Henry Art Gallery
May 23 – June 21, 2015
free public reception: Friday, May 22, 7-9pm The culminating exhibition for Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students. The graduating students are Maria Rose Adams, Matthew Schau Allen, Tim Coleman, Shaghayegh Ghassemian, Katherine Groesbeck, Scott Ichikawa, Morgan Mangiaruga, Coley Mixan, Ryan Moeck, Sarah Norsworthy, Krista Schoening, Abigail R. Steinem, Amanda C. Sweet, Zheng Wu...
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LinkedIn design school rankings
The Division of Design is proud to have LinkedIn recognize the University of Washington as one of the top five schools for design. LinkedIn says they “ranked schools based on how successful recent graduates have been at landing desirable design jobs... Read more
Gifts from our generous donors—individuals, foundations, and organizations—make a huge impact in the life of our School. Thank you. Gifts $100,000 and above
Crabby Beach Foundation
Jody + David Smith Gifts $25,000 to $99,000
Drew Hamlin
Intel Corporation
Steve Kaneko/Microsoft
Linda LeResche + Michael Von Korff
Seattle Art Museum Gifts 10,000 to $24,999
Alison + Glen Milliman
The New...
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Jamie Walker
For the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Art + Art History + Design, each academic quarter has its own identity and rhythm that we come to expect. Knowing that it is dark, damp, and cold outside, winter quarter is typically a time to be grateful for stimulating courses, engaging lectures and critiques, and dedicated hours in the classrooms, studios, and libraries. It is also the time of the season to select the next graduate class. With more than 400 applications for some 24... Read more
LinkedIn design school rankings
In October 2014, LinkedIn ranked the UW as one of the top five schools for design based on the success of recent graduates in landing desirable design jobs. We thought it would be worthwhile to contact some of the companies and organizations who hire our graduates to ask what our students have... Read more
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery and the Henry Art Gallery will once again host a series of exhibitions featuring work by Division of Art and Division of Design students who are graduating. The full list of Bachelor's and Master's degree shows, with reception dates may be found in this post. Read more


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