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Oregon College of Art and Craft

Oregon College of Art and Craft is a private, accredited, independent college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, three Master of Fine Arts degrees, two certificate programs, continuing education for adults, and youth classes and workshops.

Master's Programmes



Oregon College of Art and Craft traces its origins to 1907 when Julia Hoffman founded the Arts and Crafts Society to educate the public on the value of arts and crafts in daily life.Through art classes, visiting artists, and exhibitions, the best educators and artwork of American craft were brought to Portland. Today Oregon College of Art and Craft is a private, accredited, independent college.

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Housing services

Amenities currently include: 

  • kitchens with built-in full size appliances
  • closets
  • washer/dryer
  • shared off-street parking 
  • utilities: cable, wireless internet, water, electricity, trash and recycling

Library services

The OCAC Library is an exceptional resource for students of art and craft. Our library houses more than 12,000 volumes, 90 journal subscriptions, and is a member of the Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS). 

Student Life

Campus life

OCAC’s main campus is an idyllic, 10-acre wooded landscape nestled above downtown Portland. It includes our studio spaces, classrooms, galleries, café, library, housing, community rooms, and administrative services. 


Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

West Haven-Sylvan, Oregon, United States