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 and Design offers a range of bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the university’s flagship Bloomington campus and at the IU Center for Art and Design in Columbus, Indiana.
TOP 10best university art museums in America, Architectural Digest
4overseas study programs in studio art
#6in the nation for the number of fine arts degrees, College Ranker
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.