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Show your support by joining the Friends of the School of Art and Design

Art and design play a pivotal role in our ever-changing world, opening spaces for dialogue, giving voice to feelings and perspectives, and locating our common humanity. At SDSU’s School of Art and Design, our students are overcoming the numerous challenges of returning to college after COVID 19, and creating and learning despite the difficulties of […]


SDSU School of Art and Design Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Avery Caldwell and Gillian Sneed will begin teaching this fall Avery Caldwell, MA, MFA As an experienced creator and educator of design and visualization, Avery Caldwell, SDSU School of Art and Design’s newest Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture, integrates the creative process in all aspects of his professional life which he describes as “a happy […]

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Make a Difference in the Life of an Art and Design Student

Become a Mentor for the School of Art and Design Alumni Mentorship Program In March of 2020, as students at the School of Art and Design were readying for midterms, we received a notification from university officials that we needed to vacate campus due to the growing threat of COVID-19. Fortunately, our nimble faculty and […]

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2021 School of Art and Design Student Award Winners

Talent, hard work and perseverance brings recognition to School of Art and Design Students As this academic year has drawn to a close, we’d like to give one more shout-out to our talented, hard-working art and design students! Though our entire spring 2021 semester took place in a virtual learning environment, with some minor modifications […]

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A Place for Justice

May 18, 2021 – Aug 01, 2021

A Virtual Exhibition View the exhibition: A Place for Justice brings together work by nine artists, including two collaborative teams, who utilize diverse mapping strategies to examine a variety of geocultural concerns. Their work addresses the intersection of natural and manmade environments, the consequences of climate change, the disparity between homelessness and wealth, patterns […]

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SDSU School of Art and Design Announces It’s Call for Artists at the 21st Annual Student Award Exhibition

Mar 22, 2021 – Apr 29, 2021

More than $9000 cash awards will be available to student artists The submission deadline is March 9, 2021 The School of Art + Design is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Student Award Exhibition, its annual, juried award show of upper-division and graduate student artwork, as nominated by faculty. This year’s online exhibition will take […]

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Platform: An Event Series of Socially Engaged Artists, Collectives, and Curators in Conversation

Feb 11, 2021 – Apr 29, 2021

View event recordings: For more information about this series, please contact the SDSU Art Galleries at: ConSortiUm is a collaborative project of art museums and galleries from the California State University (CSU) system, is pleased to announce a virtual event series that actively engages students, faculty, staff, and communities through visual arts-based dialogue. […]


Amplify: Guest Artist Series

Jan 28, 2021 – Apr 22, 2021

When: Starts January 28th Time: 5:30pm Please contact the School of Art and Design for Zoom links and passwords at   SDSU Amplify: Guest Artist Series sponsored by SDSU School of Art + Design and the Michele Schlecht Visiting Artist Fund January 28 Melinda Beck Illustrator, Animator, and Graphic Designer February 4 Cristina Victor […]

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Upon Closer Inspection: Virtual Exhibition Tour & Conversation

Feb 05, 2021
11:00am – 12:30pm

with Adama Delphine Fawundu, Phung Huynh, and Claire A. Warden View the exhibition: Virtual Exhibition Tour with Adama Delphine Fawundu, Phung Huynh, and Claire A. Warden View the Virtual Exhibition Tour Via Zoom: Tour and Conversation (with captions) Free and Open to the Public Join us for a virtual exhibition walk-through of Upon Closer […]

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Upon Closer Inspection

Dec 10, 2020 – Mar 31, 2021

A Virtual Exhibition View the exhibition: Upon Closer Inspection brings together artworks from three artists who work across different media to explore personal history and lived experiences as they relate to the formation of individual and collective identity. Through drawing, painting, photography, textile, and performance, the selection of artwork from Adama Delphine Fawundu, Phung […]