Portland-State-University 2014-2015 Bulletin

School of Art+Design

110 Art Building



  • B.A., B.S.—Concentration in Art Practices and Graphic Design
  • B.A./B.S.—Art History, Concentration in Art History
  • B.F.A.—Art Practices
  • Minors in Art History, Design Management, Drawing/Painting/Printmaking, Graphic Design, Photography, Sculpture and Time Arts
  • Secondary Education Program
  • M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practices

The mission of the School of Art+Design at Portland State University is to foster creative and critical thinking and encourage its students to recognize and apply the power of art in contemporary society. The School of Art+Design offers an interdisciplinary course of study for students interested in the ways that art and design have served and continue to serve the highest aspirations of individuals and communities to express themselves. Students have the opportunity to connect their study of art history with a range of art practices, and with the visual communications tools brought to bear by graphic designers. Studio-based instruction is joined with lectures, seminars and workshop classes. Students have the opportunity to work directly with faculty to plan and carry out a program of study suited to their interests and aspirations. The culture of the School is one of art making coupled with systematic study, critique and reflection.