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.

Mission

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. 

School of Arts & Communication Events

School of Arts & Communication Events

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May
20
2019

Reporters Without Borders and Pictures on the Radio Present A Tribute to David Gilkey (Photo Exhibition) at Fairbanks Hall

Opening reception May 2, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Fairbanks Hall Featuring remarks from NPR’s David Greene and Pictures on the Radio’s Claudine Kent Public panel discussion May 2, 7 – 8 p.m.,…
May
20
2019
May
23
2019

OSU Wind Ensemble at LaSells Stewart Center

The OSU Wind Ensemble peforms its final concert of the 2018-2019 season. …
May
24
2019

OSU Campus Band at Student Experience Center (SEC)

Music a la Carte presents the OSU Campus band as the final performance of the 2018-2019 season. Weather permitting, the performance will take place outdoors on the SEC Plaze. Free and…
May
28
2019

OSU Wind Symphony at LaSells Stewart Center

The OSU Wind Symphony under the direction of Olin Hannum presents its final concert of the 2018-2019 season. …
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