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Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Art & Design Creative Perceptive Curious Collaborative WashU



Join our community of artists and designers. The Sam Fox School offers three primary degree paths: studio art, communication design, and fashion design. You can earn a degree with a deep studio focus, or one with a broader liberal arts orientation. Whether you want to publish illustrated books, create sculptural installations, design for public health initiatives, launch your own fashion line, produce aerial drone videos, or make interactive websites, you can forge an educational path to pursue a career in any field you choose.


Studio is a place for collaboration and creative development. Our students are bright and driven, but they are also incredibly supportive of one another and engaged with social issues and the community. You will learn to make exceptional visual work with technical and conceptual depth, working with faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields.

“I know so much of what we do will really help me in the future as I navigate what it means to be a professional in the world.” Sparkle, Class of 2022 Major: BA in Design, Fashion Concentration, Second Major in Sociology Hometown: Justice, Illinois

“Artists really care about the community they live in. I think that’s something the Sam Fox School has done to help its students make a positive impact in the world.” Madeline, Class of 2019 Major: BFA in Communication Design Minor: Korean Language and Culture Hometown: Durham, North Carolina


Sam Fox School students are uniquely innovative, entrepreneurial, and engaged, and they find rewarding careers that match their vast ambitions. Many of our alumni become prominent artists and designers, but they also go on to diverse professions in business, law, medicine, public health, publishing, and writing. AREAS OF STUDY

Animation Book Arts Comics Design for Social Practice Fashion Design Foundry + Metalsmithing Graphic Design Hybrid + Experimental Media Illustration Interaction Design Installation Art Narrative Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Textile Design Typography Video + Time Arts Visual Reportage

We have expansive spaces for digital fabrication, woodworking and metalworking, textiles, and photography & video, as well as an integrated printmaking + book arts studio. Juniors and seniors have their own individual studio spaces. The School is also home to the world-class Kemper Art Museum and the Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library.

We offer semester and summer programs in Florence, Italy, where studio work is complemented by courses in Italian language and Renaissance art and architecture history, along with field trips around the region and Europe.

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Undergraduate Admissions MSC 1089-105-05 One Brookings Drive St. Louis, MO 63130-4899 800.638.0700 or 314.935.6000 admissions.wustl.edu Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

College of Art 2020-2021  

College of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis

College of Art 2020-2021  

College of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis