Founded during the original industrial revolution to advance women in new fields, Moore is the first and only historically all-women’s undergraduate college for art and design—a place where, today, women and nonbinary artists can hone their talents and skills and go on to make waves in creative industries. Our ecosystem also contains educational opportunities for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds, including Graduate Studies, Adult Continuing Education, and Youth Education programs.

Our founding mission is more relevant than ever, as technology, sustainability and diverse cultures drive and disrupt new and existing industries. Celebrating and nurturing individuality, we make space and open opportunity for the kind of inclusive talent and new vision employers want and successful creative entrepreneurs need. 

"Moore has prepared me for every job I have had. I learned how to think through a problem at Moore. Critical thinking is the basis for anything. How can I solve the problem set before me? How can I do it with imagination, with creativity and with a unique perspective that is all my own? All that was instilled in me in every design class I ever had at Moore." 


—E BOND ’96, Graphic Design & Art History 

Moore graduates succeed not only because of exceptional faculty mentors but also because of each other. Taking the creative risks to push boundaries and excel requires respect, trust and support. Together, our students, faculty and alumni are an undeniable creative force, spurring each other on and becoming a lifelong professional network.  

With nearly 200 years of groundbreaking graduates who are shaping new fields like gaming and animation and special-needs art education to successful independent design studios and creative companies—Moore graduates make an impact. 


When we say, "The World Needs Moore," we speak to our history. We are an institution founded not out of some capricious philanthropic flight of fancy but because there was—and still is—a segment of the population not being served by existing academic institutions. Moore College of Art & Design exists to serve their needs. Additionally, our tagline speaks to the value of our programs and the potential of our graduates. We produce artists, designers, leaders and entrepreneurs that the market not only wants but also needs. These are the voices the world needs to push creative professions to the next level. 

How We Make an Impact

Career-Focused Education

The bottom line: Everyone at Moore works hard to make sure you turn your passion into a paycheck.

Cultural Leadership

Moore is a shaper and leader of creative thought and impact in art, design and industry. Here's how we do it.

Student & Alumni Artwork

If you've ever attended a Moore Senior Show exhibition, seasonal Fashion Show or Open Studios event, you know how much talent lives here. See for yourself in our Student & Alumni Artwork gallery.

Alumni Network

Our network of exceptional, celebrated and—of course!—talented alumni stretches far and wide. See how Moore graduates go on to achieve greatness.