Academics

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Academics

The College of Design is a unique academic, professional, and creative community. We are founded on the principles of interdisciplinarity and collaboration. We are driven by curiosity and experimentation. We create and share knowledge. And we are committed to furthering sustainability and social equity in a time of accelerated environmental and social change. 

Explore Design for Nonmajors            Portland            Studio Learning            Study Abroad            Academic Advising

The Urban FarmFirst-Year Interest Groups (FIGs)First-Year Interest Groups (FIGs) bring students with similar interests together.

Art and Design Academic Residential CommunityArt and Design Academic Residential CommunityLearn about the new Art and Design Community launching in fall 2017.

Explore Courses for Nonmajors

Try out some courses open to all UO students to help you decide whether a major in the College of Design is right for you.

Enrich Your Academic Experience

Studio Learning

Design thinking is a fundamental element in the creative process and studio instruction provides students with opportunities to develop this skill. A studio is a unique classroom experience where designers and artists can work with materials and tools to solve design problems in a workshop environment. Learn more about the Studio Learning experience.

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