Works in Progress

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Direction: Karin Magaldi
Scenic & Lighting Design: Daniel Meeker
Costume Design: Alison Heryer

Preview: Thursday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Performs: Friday-Sunday; February 27 - March 1 (Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:00 p.m.)
Wednesday-Saturday, March 4 - 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Lincoln Performance Hall

Presented by the Graphic Design Program of the School of Art + Design, Portland State University 

Show & Tell is an almost weekly lecture series that invites working professionals to blow our minds with wisdom, both in person and through the magic of the World Wide Web! Our lectures happen most Thursdays at noon in the Art Building, 2000 SW 5th Avenue, Room 320. The public is welcome and the lectures are free!


Josh Berger aand Niko Courtelis
January 29, 2015
12-1 pm

Jillian Mayer
February 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Jillian Mayer's work explores how technology and the Internet affect our identities, lives and experiences. Through videos, online experiences, photography, telephone numbers, performance, sculpture and installation, her work examines and plays with the tension between physical and digital iterations of identity and existence.

Portland State University has a long history of partnering with public and private organizations in the metro region and beyond. An exciting current collaboration partners graduate students from the School of Art and Design's Social Practice MFA program with attendees of Portland Public Schools' Martin Luther King School in Northeast Portland. 

View the full profile here:

Social Practice Goes to School


Studio MFA Jessica Hickey's Pliable Planes installation opens at the Portland Building January 12, 2015, and runs through February 6, 2015.

Current and former theater students work on Profile's production 0f Dead Man's Cell Phone.
Film student Joshua Keanaaina completes documentary.

Tune in to KPSU at noon on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 to hear Social Practice MFA students Derek Hamm and Rozalyn Crews interview A+D Professors Lis Charman and Conrad Schumacher about Friendtorship, a collaboration pairing high school students from Centennial Learning Center with PSU graphic design majors.

Majoring in film at PSU isn’t only for filmmakers. It readies you to work in state and local government where you can help to develop the industry’s footprint, as Shelley Midthun does for Portland as the Film, Television, and Digital Media Program Manager at the Portland Development Commission.

Please join us to hear Shelley talk about her work:

Lincoln Hall 331

January 23

12:00-1:00 PM

PSU design students, OEC and Migration Brewing collaborate

Opening Reception
First Thursday, January 8, 2015
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

PSU A+D students work with high school students from Centennial Park School

A study of violence that is so pervasive it has seeped into and inoculated inanimate objects--making everything in the service of war.