Western Oregon University’s Art & Design program thrives on small class sizes, personalized support, and individual attention. Together we build the skills and creative thinking that guide a life of communication and expression.
This is a caring and welcoming community where fine art and visual communication are interconnected. Whether you’re just beginning college, transferring from another school, or coming back after some time away, our program is designed for you.
The Art & Design course schedule for 2021 – 2022 includes options for in-person, online, and hybrid classes.
We regularly offer courses in:
The Art & Design program is broad and flexible, but also allows for specialization. It’s well-suited to serve as a four-year experience, or as a continuation of community college studies. Each degree path blends hands-on studio work with key knowledge of context.
As a student, you’ll first build a solid base in design fundamentals and art history. Then, you’ll explore a wide variety of ideas and techniques. Next, you’ll choose your favorite topics and skills to study in-depth. And finally, you’ll cap your experience with valuable professional preparation.
In the past, Art and Visual Communication Design were two different majors. Now, they are combined into the Art & Design major. Visual Communication Design is an optional concentration within Art & Design. The information in the videos about Art and Visual Communication Design on this page is still relevant, except for the names of the degree options. We’ll post an updated video here soon.
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Art Department Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Or contact the Creative Arts Division Office: 503-838-8340