Message from the Director

Kotaro Nakamura Headshot

Greetings from the School of Art + Design and welcome to the 2017/2018 school year!

Our school is bustling with new and returning students busily attending classes, creating art, and taking advantage of the School’s abundant calendar of events, programs, and activities. We have a lot going on this fall! Please continue reading for more details.

Furthering our commitment to exploring art across international borders, the School of Art + Design is proud to present We Are Here/Estamos Aquí, our current exhibition at the SDSU Downtown Gallery, featuring photographic images depicting the dynamic social aspects surrounding the U.S./Mexico border.

We are always so proud of the accomplishments made by our faculty and alumni, including the recent appointment of former MFA graduate, Mia Hall, as director of the prestigious Penland School of Crafts. Several other notable School of Art + Design alumni and faculty will participate in the 2017-2018 Entrepreneurship Lecture Series, a yearlong event which provides guidance, inspiration and motivation to students who want to turn their talent into professional and financial success.

As always, we are grateful to the community for your ongoing support and interest. Whether it’s visiting an exhibition or lecture, or becoming an Art Council Ambassador, we couldn’t do it without you. To learn more about how you can support the School of Art + Design, please visit:

It’s going to be a great year!

Kotaro Nakamura
Director, School of Art + Design, SDSU