Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

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The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts is the visual arts and design degree granting branch of Washington University in St. Louis. The Sam Fox School was created in 2005 by merging the existing Colleges of Art and Architecture; the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts combines the strengths of these fields into a single collaborative unit offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. The School comprises:

Architecture offers BS and BA degrees as well as M. Arch and MUD. There is a combined six-year BS and M. Arch degree program as well as joint M. Arch programs with most of the other schools in the University. In 2009, the journal DesignIntelligence ranked the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Design No. 6 in the nation in its "America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" issue.

Art offers the BFA and MFA in Art in the context of a full university environment. Students take courses in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as courses in the College of Art to provide a well rounded background. One third of students in the school pursue a combined study degree program, second major, and/or minors in other undergraduate divisions at Washington University[citation needed]. U.S. News & World Report ranked the MFA program 15th in the nation in 2008.[1]

In October 2006 the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum moved into new facilities designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect, and former faculty member, Fumihiko Maki.[2]

Carmon Colangelo is the Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Bruce Lindsey is Dean of the College of Architecture and the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Franklin "Buzz" Spector is the new Dean of the College and Graduate School of Art.

On Tuesday, August 30, 2011, the School of Architecture announced that Joseph R. Passonneau, 90, who had served as Dean of the School of Architecture at the University from 1956-1967, had died in his sleep at his Washington, D.C. home following an extended illness. (<<http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/22612.aspx>>).

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