About

 

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States.  Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 180 students who pursue full-time bachelor's or master's degree programs, in addition to the 2500 students enrolled annually in youth and adult programs. At OCAC students are encouraged to work across the full range of its specialized facilities in the seven studio areas that comprise Craft at OCAC. Its hands-on, studio-based approach to learning – one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand – is enhanced by a robust, integrated liberal arts component that prepares graduates to become critical and informed makers and thinkers eager to interact with the world around them. Its over four hundred alumni, 82% of whom are employed in the arts, exemplify the vital role artists and makers play in satisfying the global demand for new ways of thinking, making and innovating. Founded in 1907, OCAC (pronounced “O-see-A-see”) is an active player in the Portland, OR ethos as the home of the small batch, hand-made, environmentally sound, and ethically entrepreneurial.

OUR MISSION Oregon College of Art and Craft is dedicated to Craft as the creative material practice at the core of art and design. OCAC's mentor-based learning community fosters self-reliant, entrepreneurial, globally conscious, critical and innovative makers.

Calendar Events

April 16, 2014 to April 20, 2014
OCAC CAMPUS | HOFFMAN GALLERY
Opening Reception April 16th | 4-6pm

April 23, 2014 to April 27, 2014
OCAC CAMPUS | HOFFMAN GALLERY
Opening Reception April 23rd | 4-6pm

April 23, 2014
MFA AC+D STUDIOS | 421 NE 10TH AVE
6:30PM

News

MFA Chair Karl Burkheimer interviews Alumni Josh Smith in Drain Magazine
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OCAC Students Selected as Finalists for 2014 NICHE Awards
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OCAC Alumna Hilary Pfeifer Featured in American Craft Magazine
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Noted contemporary artists Dana Schutz & Ryan Johnson Visit OCAC
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Michael Lammers Joins Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, Oregon as Chief Financial Officer
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