Portland-State-University 2016-2017 Bulletin

College of the Arts

Wm. Robert Bucker, Dean

Sue Taylor, Associate Dean

Lincoln Hall 349



  • B.A., B.S.—Architecture, Art Practices, Art History, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Music Theory, Theater Arts
  • B.F.A.—Art Practices
  • B.M.—Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Performance, Vocal Studies
  • Certificate in Dance
  • Minor in Architecture; Art History; Dance; Design Management*; Drawing, Painting, Printmaking*; Film Studies; Graphic Design; Jazz Studies; Music; Music History; Photography*; Sculpture*; Time Arts*; Theater Arts (* indicates minors not available to Art Practices majors or Graphic Design majors)
  • Secondary Education Program in Art Practices, Music, Theater Arts
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design
  • M.A., M.S.—Music, Theater Arts
  • M.M.—Conducting, Jazz Studies, Performance
  • M.Arch—Architecture (2-year and 3-year tracks)
  • M.F.A.—Contemporary Art Practices

The College of the Arts prepares talented students for creative careers and lifelong enrichment through intellectual discovery and myriad cultural experiences. 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 local and global contexts. Located on the Park Blocks in downtown Portland, the College joins the Portland Art Museum and Portland Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of the city's cultural district. Within blocks of the College, theaters, galleries, professional studios, and design and architectural firms provide a stimulating environment in which our students develop through interactions and internships. The combination of a celebrated faculty and a professional arts community creates exciting undergraduate and graduate programs with rigorous standards in all four Schools within the College—Architecture, Art and Design, Music, and Theater and Film.