Images of campus life and studios

Welcome to the Sam Fox School!

We seek dedicated, passionate, and creative students to join our vital community of artists, architects, and designers. We offer robust programs across our academic units:

- College of Architecture: Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
- Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design: Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Urban Design, MS in Advanced Architectural Design, MS in Architectural Studies, and Doctor of Sustainable Urbanism
- College of Art: Bachelor of Fine Arts with majors in Art, Communication Design, and Fashion Design and Bachelor of Arts with majors in Art and Design
- Graduate School of Art: Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art and Master of Fine Arts in Illustration & Visual Culture

Connect with Us

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we truly regret that we are temporarily discontinuing our in-person, individualized campus-visit program until further notice. Instead, we will focus on offering opportunities to facilitate one-on-one conversations—whether via phone, email, or video—to address any questions you may have about our programs. If you are interested in getting more information about our programs or setting up one of these conversations, please contact the following staff members:

For questions about our Master of Architecture, Master of Landscape Architecture, Master of Urban Design, MS in Advanced Architectural Design, and MS in Architectural Studies programs, contact Kathleen O'Donnell,

For questions about our MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture and MFA in Visual Art programs, contact Taylor Yocom,

For questions about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Art, Design, Communication Design, and Fashion Design, contact Rachel Youn,

Learn more about our programs and see student work in our publications on Issuu>>

Spaces for Learning & Making

The Sam Fox School is an inspiring place for learning, making, and creative research. Our six-building complex features numerous exhibition and maker spaces, a dedicated art and architecture library, and a world-class art museum. Our students have unparalleled resources that support a positive creative culture.

In addition to exploring some of our spaces in the 360° Virtual Tour featured above, you can read more detailed descriptions of our extensive spaces for learning and making, and check out additional photos of our studios and facilities.

Take a virtual tour of WashU's Danforth Campus>>

About St. Louis

St. Louis is a hub of creativity. A mid-size city with an outsize creative scene, it is a confluence of rivers, people, and ideas. With a landscape that is modern and historic, our city has deep cultural roots and a thriving creative scene. All the city’s museums and most of its cultural institutions are free. Beloved for its distinctive red brick and its incredible urban parks, this is a place that reveres its designers, artists, thinkers, and makers, and our students are lively contributors to its culture.

Get the full scoop on St. Louis—from the reasons why it's a perfect place to launch your career, to the amazing cultural amenities it offers, to its affordable neighborhoods—here.


For information specific to the application process, visit the following pages of our website:

Graduate Admissions main page>>
Undergraduate Admissions main page>>

Have questions about our programs or the admissions process? Get in touch with us!

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Applicants with a prior criminal history will not be automatically disqualified from consideration for admission.

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