The School of Art, Architecture and Design boasts facilities, centers, and galleries that make it unique among its peers. Our innovative MAD LABS digital fabrication facilities utilize the cutting edge technologies needed by today’s creators and the McKinney Visiting Artist Series brings at least ten nationally and internationally significant artists working in a range of media to our campus.
Creative Activity + Spaces
An environment of creativity + curiosity
The School of Art, Architecture and Design is home to three centers: the IU Center for Art and Design in Columbus, the Center for Integrative Photographic Studies, and the newly created Center for Innovative Merchandising.
The Sage Collection of fashion and historic dress, founded nearly 70 years ago, provides both a high-quality collection for exhibitions and a hands-on resource for classroom and studio use.
The Grunwald Gallery of Art is the region’s premier contemporary art space. The Grunwald spotlights important new and experimental works by emerging and established artists, as well as by our studio art faculty and students.
A barrier-free learning environment
An ever-growing + changing community of creative professionals
School of Art, Architecture and Design faculty are a community of scholars, working artists, designers, architects, and practitioners. Together they embody the comprehensive study and creation of art, design, and merchandising.
50+Faculty representing broad, complementary expertise make up the School of Art, Architecture + Design
We are collaborators + innovators
The School of Art, Architecture and Design is committed to helping students and faculty pursue their interests through research and creative activity.
With an emphasis on balancing conceptual work, new technology, and disciplinary skills, students design their own research projects under the guidance of masters.
Faculty research themes and topics connect across disciplines—from insects and plant life to graffiti and hip-hop culture.
Resources of a Research 1 university
Students and faculty have it all at IU—the freedom to create supported by the resources of a major university. Access to first-rate facilities and equipment, research grants and funding, and more than 200 research centers and institutes allows our students and faculty to make meaningful contributions to art, design, and innovation.