Our Mission 

To create courageous, engaged producers of art, design, music, theater, and communication through transformational learning, creative activities, research and innovation while illuminating the human experience. 

Our Vision

To be the most authentic, culturally and socially recognized destination for the arts, design and communication. 


The School of Arts and Communication (SAC) is the academic home for students interested in the fields of Art, Graphic Design, Music, Digital Communication Arts, Speech Communication, and Theatre Arts.

The SAC advising team provides academic advising assistance that supports students’ educational and career goals. Advising is a collaborative relationship between the student and their advisor. The advisor for each area will work with students to help clarify goals and assist students in evaluating degree progress. Ultimately, students are responsible for making decisions, setting individual goals, and meeting identified requirements for their degree.

Yes, you can graduate in 4 years...guaranteed.  

And we're here to help you. Our graduates go on to successful careers in music, art, media, design and more. Your path is wide open. The College of Liberal Arts is the only college at Oregon State that guarantees you can graduate in four years.

That means if you meet all of your 4-Year Guarantee obligations and still have unfulfilled requirements at the end of four years, we'll cover in-state tuition for the courses you need to graduate. 


This is an entrepreneurship workshop to help you prepare for the business side of the artist's life. The School of Arts and Communication invites you to a FREE, day-long workshop on Entrepreneurship in the Arts on Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus. This workshop is limited to OSU Students in Art, Graphic Design, Music, New Media Communications, and Theatre.  Juniors and Seniors will be given priority. Seating is limited. 

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Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe at Withycombe Hall

Oregon State University Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season: Literature Comes to Life continues with a chilling production of Nightfall With Edgar Allan Poe by Eric Coble. This journey into the psyche of…

Puccini's "La Rondine" at Ashbrook School

OSU Opera presents a full production of Giacomo Puccini's endearing "La Rondine." Directed by Dr. Anthony Eversole. …

Turtle Island Quartet with Jazz Pianist Cyrus Chestnut at LaSells Stewart Center

In this College of Liberal Arts SAC Presents series performance, renowned jazz master Cyrus Chestnut and the GRAMMY® winning Turtle Island Quartet continue their remarkable journey together as they traverse…

Sense and Sensibility at Withycombe Hall

Auditions for Oregon State University Theatre’s Spring 2019 production of Sense and Sensibility will be held March 10 and 11 at 6:00 pm on the Withycombe Main Stage on the…

A Moving Portrait at LaSells Stewart Center

In this new live music and film piece presented by the College of Liberal Arts' SAC Presents series, acclaimed musician Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of…
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