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 + 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.

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.