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Programs of Study
At Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC), we believe that to excel as artists and makers, students need a nurturing and challenging environment. That’s why we cultivate a personalized, student-centered culture, with an emphasis on mentor-based learning.
Life focuses on the studio and the adventure of becoming an artist. It’s a place to develop a breadth of experience with different materials — rare in our age of specialization, and yet vital to meet today’s need for creativity and innovation.
We invite you to pursue your future here.
Courses listed may not be offered every year. Consult the Master Schedule of Classes for current offerings.
AH Art History
IM Image & Narrative
BP Book & Print
CP Certificate Program
NS Natural Science
CS Concept Seminar
PB Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
DR Drawing & Painting
DS Digital Strategies
PP Professional Practices
FO Functional Object
SS Social Science
ST Senior Seminar
HU/SS Humanities/Social Science
IN Independent Study
ACD Applied Craft & Design
MCP Critical Practice
IN Independent Study
MFA MFA (Administrative)
MAT Craft & Material Studies
MID Industrial Design
MCI Critical Inquiry
MIP Integrated Practice
Degree Program Offerings
Through our 12 majors, and multiple degree programs, you can design the academic route that fits you. If you have questions, please contact us. Call us at 971-255-4192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MFA is an advanced Craft studies program that emphasizes problem solving through the manipulation of materials and the vigorous exchange across disciplines and media. With an expansive and versatile approach, the MFA is an intellectual investigation of process, purpose, and communication distinguished by its methodology as much as its outcome. MORE >
Inspiring the next generation of inventive makers, MFA in Industrial Design is an experimental examination of intention, production and validation. This program intends to focus on the skills to articulate concept through form and use, to realize form by pragmatic yet innovative materials and processes, and to design objects that have relevance in the present and throughout time. MORE >
The Master of Fine Arts in Craft and Material Studies - Low Residency fosters the creative practice, materials knowledge, and academic achievement of independent, self-motivated artists, makers and designers, particularly those with established professional lives, family or community commitments that present geographic challenges to furthering their careers through traditional curriculum. MORE >
Connecting design thinking to design doing, OCAC and Pacific Northwest College of Art have collaborated to create a unique MFA program, grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement. MORE >
The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate is a one-year pre-graduate program designed for students with studio art experience at the college level. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree to apply to this program. The program gives students the opportunity to focus on the medium of their choice. MORE >
The Certificate in Craft program is a three-year program for students interested in studying a particular studio area in depth, without taking most of the general studies courses required for a BFA degree. The Certificate in Craft program is designed to focus primarily on studio practice to gain proficient skills and to create a body of work in their area of study. MORE >