The creative terrain of our contemporary world demands a new educational paradigm. The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis provides a rigorous education in architecture, art and design with the outstanding collection of a world-class art museum and the unparalleled resources of a leading research university. Innovation and collaboration are at the core of our mission of interdisciplinary study and practice. We recognize that design and the visual arts play significant roles in inspiring solutions to social and environmental concerns and have formulated an educational model that is flexible and attuned to the global realities of our complex century.
With a nationally recognized faculty of artists, designers, architects and scholars, we are a community committed to exploring the convergences of art, architecture and design. Our students are responsive and responsible- engaged in applying the tools of our fields to effect positive change.