Department of Art & Art History
Programs and Facililties
Art and art history students at Southern Oregon University work and study in the specially-designed Center for the Visual Arts (CVA). Built in 2001, the CVA is an 11.5 million dollar, 66,000 square foot complex encompassing four buildings: the Art Building, the Marion Ady Building, the DeBoer Sculpture Building, and the Schneider Museum of Art. The stunning architecture represents the significance of fine arts to the region. The buildings all have generous natural lighting, high ceilings, and beautiful views of the Siskiyou Mountains.
Click on the photos to see enlargements.
The main Art Building, which houses faculty offices and features a large lobby with fireplace, includes two seminar rooms, the 160-seat Meese Auditorium, and a 50-seat art history classroom that provide space for classes, lectures, and performances.
Studio space in the CVA includes two digital media labs; photography studio; ceramics studio; drawing studio; painting studio; sculpture studio; printmaking studio; general studio; and an art education classroom.
Six student-run galleries offer students opportunities for resume-building exhibit experience, and nine semi-private studios and a student lounge provide workspace for students outside of the classroom.