Welcome to the School of Art + Design
With over 1,400 undergraduate majors, a vibrant and growing graduate program, a dedicated faculty of internationally recognized artists, designers and scholars and a dynamic visiting artist program, PSU's School of Art and Design is a place where students from a variety of backgrounds interact, exchange ideas and cross conventional aesthetic boundaries.
Supported by an acclaimed urban university and part of the College of the Arts, the School of Art + Design is located close to the Portland Art Museum, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the Northwest Film Center, and major downtown galleries and design firms. Whether in the studio, computer lab, lecture hall, or working in the community via internships, service projects, exhibitions and collaborations, our students have the opportunity to forge connections between traditions of visual art and their own developing expression.
The School of Art + Design at Portland State University fosters creative and critical thinking and encourages its students to recognize and apply the power of art in contemporary society.
Offering a broad curriculum, including undergraduate degrees in Art History, Art Practices and Graphic Design, as well as MFA and BFA degrees in Art Practices, the School seeks a diverse student population and takes advantage of its geographical loction in the heart of Portland, extending our classroom activities into the city's vibrant cultural community.
With a dedicated faculty actively engaged in their own creative and scholarly research, our student body of aspiring artists, designers and art historians explores new avenues of expression, prepares for professional and academic careers, and builds theoretical and practical foundations for future artistic and intellectual discovery.