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The School of Art

Art and design are never products of the assimilation of a body of knowledge, but rather the result of risk-taking within a field of discovery. We prepare young artists and designers by providing them with a supportive environment in which challenges are presented and then met with technical, conceptual and contextual tools. Our programs are designed to encourage curiosity, and we work with our students to capitalize on their commitment, and to realize their potential.

Our academic environment provides exposure to many cultural “languages” while also encouraging the uniqueness of speech. To create a dynamic and enriching environment, we maintain both an institutional agility—an ability to respond appropriately and meaningfully to change—and a clear sense of the primacy of each student.

In the School of Art, we provide each student with expertise in a particular discipline, coupled with the possibility of exploring and combining multiple disciplines. Each student's degree program develops and expands based on individual needs and interests. We have that flexibility because while our programs are atelier in structure, our numbers (over 700 majors) and our home at the University of Houston, give us access to the vast resources of a Tier One research institution.

It is the best of both worlds, and it is available to each and every one of our students.

News & Events

"East End as Found" & "Encounter" Exhibit at Sunset Coffee Building
Graphic Design & Creative Writing Explore Buffalo Bayou's East End

Christopher Y. Lew & Mia Locks, 2017 Whitney Biennial Co-Curators
November 15, 2017 at 6:30 pm, Dudley Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building

Up-and-Coming UH Designer Rises to the Top at Live Design Challenge
Daniel Cardoza (B.F.A. Graphic Design ’16) wins AIGA’s Command X competition

Warhol Foundation Artist-in-Residency Program Welcomes School of Art Professor
David Politzer spending the fall at California State Fullerton