The School of Art, Architecture and Design houses fourteen different areas in art, architecture, design, and merchandising. Our students are encouraged to learn collaboratively and across-disciplines, while immersing themselves in a particular area of study. Additionally, the school’s positioning as part of the College of Arts and Sciences allows us to equip graduates with the insights and values of a classical liberal arts education.
Established in August of 2016, the School of Art, Architecture and Design merged together the departments of studio art and apparel merchandising and interior design. The school’s formation represents key elements of IU’s Bicentennial Strategic Plan—specifically its stated commitments to student success, building a prosperous and innovative Indiana, and moving toward a culture of building and making.
We move our world forward through the power of art + design.
Building on the outstanding reputation of faculty and programs, the school will continue to offer new and established degrees that teach students artistic and design expertise in a global context, coupled with instruction in merchandising and product development.