Welcome to Art and Art History

Our goal is to help stimulate intellectual and aesthetic inquiry, develop our students' creative and technical skills, and graduate engaged, culturally aware citizens. Students here have the opportunity to choose from several options: painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and art history.

Our expert, full-time faculty are working artists and researchers that consistently exhibit in both galleries and museums, and publish nationally and internationally. They work closely with OSU art students in small studio classes. Renowned guest artists are frequently brought in to classes and hosted as speakers. Fairbanks Gallery of Art is home to national art exhibitions. West Gallery showcases student art. Woodshop Projects is an experimental art and performance space hosting cross-campus and community collaborations.

The JumpstART pre-college program brings high school students from around the state and the U.S. to campus for a one-week summer residency program.


The arts programs at Oregon State University provide undergraduates with the technical skill and cultural awareness essential to the careers of professional artists, scholars, teachers, and creative thinkers in all fields. Through research, our students learn about themselves and learn how to become responsible members of the larger communities to which they are connected. Coursework includes practice and discussion with faculty, peers, and guests of our exceptional Visiting Artists and Scholars program. Students are provided close mentoring from the faculty, a diverse group of award-winning artists and scholars.

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. 


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.

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Alicia Straka at https://beav.es/4Ns.

Alicia Jo Straka will perform a 30-minute performance on the Music a la Carte Facebook Live series. Straka (previously Baker) is a professional accordionist, singer, pianist, and composer from Portland, currently…

CANCELED: yMusic at LaSells Stewart Center

Hailed by NPR’s Fred Child as “one of the groups that has really helped to shape the future of classical music,” yMusic is a group of six New York City…

Inside the Musician's Studio with Timothy McAllister

The Oregon State University Band presents a FREE webcast with saxophonist Timothy McAllister. Email Dr. Erik Leung (erik.leung@oregonstate.edu) for more information on how to join the event. Soprano chair of the renowned PRISM…

CANCELED: Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series: Tala Madani at LaSells Stewart Center

CANCELED  Tala Madani Pre-talk reception at 4:30 p.m. OSU art alumna, Tala Madani (b. 1981, Tehran, Iran) makes paintings and animations whose indelible images bring together wide-ranging modes of critique, prompting reflection…

Halie Loren at https://beav.es/4Ns

Singer-songwriter/pop-jazz artist Halie Loren will give a Facebook Live performance on the Music a la Carte Facebook page. The Music à la Carte Facebook page can be found at: https://beav.es/4Ns. Facebook Live events…
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