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Programs of Study

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) is an intentionally small, exceptionally student-centered art college with an emphasis on mentorship learning. Life centers on the studio and the adventure of becoming an artist. It’s a place to develop a breadth of experience with different materials—a rare experience in our age of specialization, yet extraordinarily useful with today’s focus on creativity and innovation. 
Known for its exceptional community of faculty and visiting artists, writers, thinkers and makers, OCAC offers Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft, Master of Fine Arts in Craft, Joint Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Craft, and the Certificate in Craft. Through immersion in hands-on and digital approaches to making, in practical and conceptual thinking, and in historically, socially and culturally informed perspectives, students are individually guided into pathways to become successful artists and professionls in the fields of creative practice, business and industry.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft

Master of Fine Arts in Craft

The MFA is an advanced Craft studies program which 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 >

Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft + Design

Connecting design thinking to design doing, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art have collaborated to create a unique Collaborative MFA Program grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement. MORE >

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

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 Post-baccalaureate program provides students the opportunity to focus on the medium of their interest. MORE > 

The Certificate in Craft

The Certificate in Craft program is a three-year program for students interested in studying a particular studio area in depth without taking majority of 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 >