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Oregon College of Art and Craft is a modern laboratory for the invention of art and craft. Established in 1907, OCAC is a principal center for education, dialogue, and the mastery of contemporary craft for future generations of artists.

OCAC seeks to enroll committed, self-motivated students who want to learn with their hands and minds across multiple disciplines. The strongest applicants consistently demonstrate a dedication to art and a breadth of experience through their educational history, professional backgrounds and personal interests.

Applicants are from across the country and world. They have in common a desire to study Craft and become part of our community of artists as well as enjoy the benefits of living in Portland, Oregon. Educational backgrounds vary; many are wishing to attend direct from high school. Others are college transfers or have prior degrees in a variety of areas of study. We also work with professionals of all ages who wish to pursue a career change.

Gainful Employment Disclosure
Regulations implemented by the United States Department of Education require public and non-profit institutions that participate in federal financial aid programs to report certain information about their non-degree educational programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation. For Oregon College of Art and Craft, the new regulations pertain to students enrolled in our undergraduate Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs.

Non-discrimination Statement
Oregon College of Art and Craft values the individual dignity of each employee, student, volunteer, and job applicant. OCAC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

The College prohibits the offenses of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.