Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

College of the Arts

Wm. Robert Bucker, Dean

Sue Taylor, Associate Dean

Lincoln Hall 349



  • B.A., B.S.—Architecture, Art, Art History, Arts Studies, Film, Music, and Theater Arts
  • B.F.A.—Art Practices
  • B.M.—Performance, Voice, Jazz Studies, Music Education and Composition
  • Certificate in Dance
  • Minor in Architecture, Art, Art History, Dance, Design Management, Film Studies, Graphic Design, Jazz Studies, Music History, Photography, Time Arts, and Theater Arts
  • Secondary Education Program in Art, Music, and Theater Arts
  • M.A., M.S.—Music, Theater Arts
  • M.M.—Music
  • M.Arch—Architecture
  • M.F.A.—Contemporary Art Practices

The mission of the College of the Arts is to provide outstanding professional education and training in partnership with the region’s working artists, scholars, creative professionals and cultural institutions in the fields of architecture, art and design, music, theatre and film. We create and collaborate, and provide opportunities for faculty and students to shape the future by pushing boundaries. The College of the Arts is a strategic partner in preparing talented young people for leadership in creative careers. Students are challenged to see their work within the artistic and critical traditions that provoke their own creative thinking and to seek interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration in both a local and global context. Located in the heart of Portland’s cultural district, the school resides within the Park Blocks of downtown, in which the major arts organizations are based, such as the Portland Art Museum and the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. We view this as our extended campus. Within blocks of the school reside theaters, galleries, professional studios, and design and architectural firms, which provide a stimulating environment in which our students develop through interactions and internships. The combination of a celebrated faculty and a professional arts environment creates exciting and challenging undergraduate and graduate programs with high professional standards.