Students choose IU because they want an experience that prepares them not only for a unique career in art, architecture, design, and merchandising, but also for a meaningful life. The School of Art, Architecture + Design offers a range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the university’s flagship Bloomington campus and a master of architecture degree in Columbus, Indiana.
45%of our students pursue a dual degree, double major, or minor
We are curators + inventors
Fourteen areas in art + architecture + design + merchandising
Your journey starts here
You can gain technical and traditional skills at any art school, but here you get an education that shapes you into a problem solver, a thinker, and a leader.
And when you graduate, you’ll have the confidence to explore your craft in ways you only imagined.Browse undergraduate degrees Browse graduate degrees
Risk takers grounded in research
As artists within a major research institution, we continue to challenge traditional notions of research and creative activity. We believe creative activity is not a type of research. The act of creating is research.
Every object we make requires experimentation, process development, and research methodologies. Our research and creative discoveries result in a wide variety of solutions and forms, and serve to broaden human knowledge and learning.