Oregon College of Art and Craft is dedicated to Craft as the creative material practice at the core of art and design. Oregon College of Art and Craft 's mentor-based learning community fosters self-reliant, entrepreneurial, globally conscious, critical and innovative makers.
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, lectures, 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 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.