Portland-State-University 2020-2021 Bulletin

School of Art+Design

110 Art Building




  • B.A., B.S.—Art History
  • B.F.A.—Art Practice, Graphic Design
  • Minors in Art History, Art Practice, Design Management, and Graphic Design
  • Secondary Education Program
  • Certificate in Art History
  • M.F.A. in Contemporary Art Practice (Studio and Social Practice tracks)

Driven by a belief in the power of art to shape society, the School of Art+Design and its dynamic faculty provide a place where emerging artists, designers and art historians can question, create, reflect and learn. The School of Art+Design offers an interdisciplinary course of study for students interested in the ways that art, art history and design serve the expressive aspirations of individuals and communities. Students work directly with faculty to plan and carry out a program of study that connects the history, theory and practices of art and design. Studio-based instruction is joined with lectures, seminars and workshop classes. The culture of the School is one of research, writing, art making, critique and reflection.