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Ready to pursue your degree in art?

At Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), students find the space and guidance they need to shape their future. 

Founded in 1907, OCAC is a leading, uniquely small, mentor-based art college located in the hills above downtown Portland. We offer small classes with renowned faculty, artists-in-residence, and innovative approaches to learning, thinking, and making. OCAC is a place to ignite and realize ideas.

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.

Visit the MFA in Craft / MFA in Craft and Material Studies microsite.

Degree Programs
Our programs are designed to help students visualize and materialize their goals. Each track offers a personalized, mentor-based approach to learning.

We're now accepting applications for undergraduate programs and graduate programs. New and transfer students are welcome! Get started >


Schedule a Visit
You may call the Admissions office at 971-255-4192, email the office at or submit a visit request form online.

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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.