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. 


Check back for more information about our next Creative Venture: an entrepreneurship workshop to help you prepare for the business side of the artist's life. 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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The Expedition of Whispers at Withycombe Hall

Oregon State University Theatre’s 2019-2020 Season: The Undeniable Truth continues with the world premiere of The Expedition of Whispers. This brand new play by OSU Theatre Arts student Nate Periera…

All-Rachmaninoff at LaSells Stewart Center

The Corvallis-OSU Symphony presents: PROGRAM Sergei RACHMANINOFF Symphony No. 1 Sergei RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with pianist Christopher Yoon For accommodations for disabilities, contact the Symphony Society Office, preferably at least one week…

OSU Campus Band at Memorial Union Building (MU)

The OSU Campus Band under the direction of OSU director of bands Erik Leung presents its winter term performance. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. To request accommodations…

OSU Jazz Ensemble at Memorial Union Building (MU)

The OSU Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Ryan Biesack presents its winter term performance. Free and open to the public, no tickets required. To request accommodations relating to a disability…

Yulianna Avdeeva at LaSells Stewart Center

Yulianna Avdeeva gained international recognition when she won First Prize in the International Chopin Competition in 2010. She has since embarked on a world-class career, and her artistic integrity is rapidly…
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