What makes us different? Why do our students create deep bonds here then boldly enter professional design careers out there? We think we are unique, and once you visit, we think you’ll agree:
No matter what major you choose, you’ll have many opportunities to work with all design disciplines in the college.
We’re small enough to grow lifelong friendships but large enough to give you a diverse experience.
Our faculty-to-student ratio in studio is 1:15, giving you personal attention and great diversity of ideas.
You’ll learn from award-winning educators, including published authors, Fulbright Scholars, AIA Fellows and other amazing professors.
Through experience-learning opportunities, you’ll use design to make a difference in the world.
Our open-space studios encourage collaboration, and from Day 1, you get your own desk, chair and monitor.
The technology at your fingertips is stellar: Advanced robotics, laser cutters, CNC routers, a vacuum former, water-jet cutter and more. Employers will take note of your advanced fabrication skills.
Our main hub, the Art + Architecture Building, and our 20,000-square-foot Fab Lab and wood and metal shops provide the space you need to explore.
We offer ways to make your education affordable, including graduate assistantships and an ever-growing number of scholarships, including the Vol Scholarship.
Living in Knoxville is affordable, plus you’re surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and a vibrant Southern city.
You’ll find a student organization (or two or three) right here in the college and across UT that are perfect for you.
Our curriculum is [very] demanding, but you still have time for activities and fun.
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