About

An education in risk taking, entrepreneurship, and critical thinking

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + 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 Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + 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.

Fourteen areas in art + architecture + design + merchandising

Apparel Merchandising
(B.S., M.S.)

Architecture
(M.Arch.)

Ceramics
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Comprehensive Design
(B.S.)

Digital Art
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Fashion Design
(B.A.)

Fibers
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Graphic Design
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Interior Design
(B.S.)

Metalsmithing + Jewelry Design
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Painting
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Photography
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Printmaking
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

Sculpture
(Studio Art B.A., B.F.A., M.F.A.)

IU’s home for creative research, exchange, and exploration

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture and Design embodies the symbiosis of art, architecture, design, and merchandising. Students and faculty from diverse disciplines engage in an integrated education, free from the barriers that often limit interdisciplinary study.

Learn about collaborations

120 years +Since 1895, IU has been a national leader in fine arts. The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design redefines tradition for the future.

An education in risk taking, entrepreneurship, and critical thinking +

IU is dedicated to enabling students to follow their passions and preparing them for whatever may come next. As a school in the College of Arts and Sciences, the home of liberal arts at IU, the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design equips students with foundational skills that transcend any single discipline.

Creative Core

The base of undergraduate study in the school, Creative Core provides students with a comprehensive survey of the interdisciplinary landscape of art and design.

Learn about the Creative Core

New spaces + discoveries

The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design houses apparel merchandising, comprehensive design, interior design, and fashion design in the renovated Kirkwood Hall, along with the main Dean’s suite. In addition to existing fine arts facilities on campus, a new complex for ceramics, painting, printmaking, and sculpture is slated for development on the site of the Painting Annex on 13th and Woodlawn.