New agreement: Faculty collection from the Oregon College of Art and Craft
Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) has earned a reputation as a leading college of art and craft in the United States. Known for its exceptional faculty of artists and makers, the uniquely small, mentor-based community is comprised of approximately 200 students who pursue full-time BFA, MFA, or certificate degree programs, in addition to the 2,500 students enrolled annually in youth and adult programs. Students at OCAC are encouraged to work across the full range of its specialized facilities in the seven studio areas that comprise Craft at the school. The hands-on, studio-based approach to learning – one in which critical thinking informs making works by hand – is enhanced by a robust, integrated liberal arts component that prepares graduates to become creative and informed makers and thinkers eager to interact with the world around them. The more than four hundred OCAC alumni, 82% of whom are employed in the arts, exemplify the vital role artists and makers play in satisfying the global demand for new ways of thinking, making and innovating. Founded in 1907, OCAC (pronounced “O-see-A-see”) is an active player in the Portland, OR ethos as the home of the small batch, hand-made, environmentally sound, and ethically entrepreneurial. OCAC’s library is part of the Washington County Public Library system in Oregon.