Art+Design

Heather Corcoran, director of art, leads a studio critique with Francesca Maida. Photo by James Byard.

The College of Art is a high-energy place, where aspiring designers and artists come together. During your time here, you will learn to make things; carefully examine people, communities, and situations; communicate with diverse audiences; and advocate for positive change in the world. Your study will be rigorous and rewarding, challenging and fun. Our classes are taught by leaders in their fields, working on global challenges.

As you continue your professional journey as an artist, it's critical that you are surrounded with the people, the places, and the resources that represent artistic courage, challenge, exploration, and risk. Our program at the Graduate School of Art is such an arena. We believe that as your inquiry deepens and your vision emerges, your work should become highly individualized and extend beyond traditional boundaries. It's for these reasons that our MFA program is unique.

To learn about study abroad opportunities for students in both the College of Art and Graduate School of Art, click here.