Academics

Flexible, creative, and cross-disciplinary

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.

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.