Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Art 581 MFA Graduate Seminar I: Special Topics in Contemporary Art

Examines selected issues in contemporary art and culture. The given instructor’s current research interests determine course material. Examples of topics include: post-colonialism and Diaspora; issues in feminism; gender and queer studies; modernisms and modernity; new technologies and digital culture; autobiography and memoir; cultural production and censorship; globalism and new economies of art. Course format consists of assigned readings, discussion and a writing component. Field trips, student presentations, screenings and assigned lectures may also be included. May be repeated for credit. Maximum credits 4. Required for MFA.




Admission into the MFA in Contemporary Art Practice program.
  • Up one level
  • 500