Whether you are a student, professor, alumni or visitor, we invite you to become part of our community.
San José State University's School of Art and Design embraces the concept of community building. Our award winning faculty members, and professional staff, work hard to ready students to excel in their chosen profession. Many faculty members work outside the university as practicing art professionals while teaching, thereby providing students an excellent first resource for connecting to internships, working alumni and local corporations.
Students are also encouraged to participate in the many student-run organizations which are a big part of the school's community. Students participating within these groups increase their awareness of the breadth of the art community at large, develop their ability to work and communicate within large organizations, interact with like thinking people and establish long term relationships, help others prepare for critiques, and perhaps most importantly, have fun working with their new skills.