College of the Arts

PLEASE NOTE: The College of the Arts office (Lincoln Hall 349) will be physically closed until further notice while staff work remotely. Don't hesitate to reach out to the-arts@pdx.edu with any specific questions or concerns.

Virtual Front Desk

Have questions? Visit the College of the Arts Office of the Dean's Virtual Front Desk! We are available: Monday & Wednesday between 9am-12:30pm; Tuesday, Thursday & Friday between 1pm-3pm.

Experience the arts at PSU

Find your creative voice—and experience the voices of others—at the most dynamic and accessible public arts institution in Oregon.

Through creative research, community projects, and hundreds of public events each year, the College of the Arts makes Portland a better place to live. 

In the studio and on the stage, in the classroom and the community. Our students and faculty cultivate the bold ideas that can change the world. 

Artists are problem solvers. Today more than ever, that’s what the world needs. 

Creative practice demands new ideas, empathy for others, collaboration and practical results. These skills are essential for solving the big challenges facing society today—and they’re at the heart of our college. That’s why our graduates are well prepared for successful careers in the arts and beyond.

Your generosity makes a difference

Innovation, advocacy, and community building are central to addressing today’s challenges—and creativity is key. College of the Arts students pursue rigorous academic curricula and learn the skills and discipline for successful and sustainable careers in the arts. Your gift will have direct impact on aspiring artists, musicians, designers, and makers!


 

The College of the Arts Student Hardship Fund was created to provide immediate support to students in need of emergency funds to cover both academic and personal expenses, such as housing, medical bills, utilities, and equipment. Thank you for your gift to support College of the Arts students facing financial hardship during this challenging time.

Upcoming events

Names of Nominees for Research and Mentoring Awards Due

Portland State University’s department of Research & Graduate Studies recognizes PSU researchers, graduate student mentors, and research…
Add to my Calendar 2020-10-23 07:00:00 2020-10-22 11:31:51 Names of Nominees for Research and Mentoring Awards Due Portland State University’s department of Research & Graduate Studies recognizes PSU researchers, graduate student mentors, and research administrative professionals for their vital contributions to the University and to their fields with these annual awards: Presidential Career Research Award Graduate Mentoring Excellence Award Early Career Research Award Research Faculty Award for Non-tenure-track Faculty Research Administrator of the Year Award Selection criteria and nomination requirements specific to each award are listed separately in the following pages. Awardees are typically celebrated at PSU’s annual Research Awards event; this event is organized and hosted by RGS, and it is where awardees receive their awards and checks for the taxable honorarium included with each award. The awards celebration is part of Portland State’s Research Week, which takes place the first week of May. Research Week promotes the people and projects that make Portland State one of the nation's most innovative public research universities. Nomination Overview Nominations are solicited from faculty, chairs, and deans at the beginning of PSU’s Fall term. Staff are also encouraged to initiate nominations, particularly for the Research Administrator of the Year Award. The Deans will approve completed nominations before they are submitted to a review committee. The committee comprises past winners and faculty from disciplines and schools or colleges across the University. Typically, no more than one award is made in each category. Review committees may forego granting an award in any particular year. Submission Deadlines Nomination materials are to be submitted via the 2021 Research Awards Nomination Form, accessible via the RGS website (pdx.edu/research). Nominators can submit nomination components gradually or submit all necessary documents at one time (pdf format preferred). Nominations should be initiated by Monday, November 2, 2020. For Presidential Award nominees, the list of four external contacts is due by Monday, November 9, 2020. All nominations must be completed by Friday, December 4, 2020. All completed nominations submitted by Friday, December 4, 2020, will be eligible for review. Help with Nominations For answers to questions about these awards or the nomination process, or for assistance submitting a nomination, please contact Amy Crelly: acrelly@pdx.edu, 503-725-9944. https://bit.ly/2T9hMmi research@pdx.edu research@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

Fridays@4: The MAX Reuse Design Challenge

The competition is brought to you by Center for Public Interest Design,…
Add to my Calendar 2020-10-24 23:00:00 2020-10-23 11:21:59 Fridays@4: The MAX Reuse Design Challenge The competition is brought to you by Center for Public Interest Design, TRIMET, and the City of Portland The MAX Reuse Design Challenge invited designers to participate in a strategic initiative to explore visions for the repurposing and reuse of retiring MAX cars to benefit communities in the Metro region. The project’s partners at the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and TriMet recognize this as a wonderful opportunity to provide resources for our region while preventing these cars from ending up as waste or scrap. While the reuse of these cars may be approached from any angle, we hope that they will be rooted in an acknowledgment of Portland’s need to act quickly and creatively to address homelessness, climate change, income equality, housing insecurity, and racial inequity among other important social and environmental issues. Additionally, our current pandemic has revealed significant gaps in our social and physical infrastructure to be able to adequately respond to emergency situations, and the ongoing protests against police brutality and in support of black lives have highlighted how safety in public space and access to resources is experienced very differently among BIPOC communities. These unprecedented events provide additional potential avenues worthy of exploration. The resulting work was displayed at the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, with the exhibit opening on August 25, 2020. Ten thoughtful designs were submitted from members of the local design community that we hope will advance the dialogue around new visions for addressing community need with an impactful resource that would otherwise go to waste. These designs will inform the future work of this nature in our region for years to come. At this week's Fridays@4, each of the winning groups will present their designs. 1st Place - MAX Village - GBD Architects 2nd Place - Pop-Up Patio Peoples Choice - The Afro-Village Movement Zoom RSVP to asanta@pdx.edu. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to you prior to the event. RSVP to asanta@pdx.edu. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to you prior to the event. America/Los_Angeles public

Title IX for Researchers

Title IX for Researchers   Julie Caron, Associate Vice President and Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, Global Diversity & Inclusion…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-05 23:00:00 2020-10-23 11:21:59 Title IX for Researchers Title IX for Researchers   Julie Caron, Associate Vice President and Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator, Global Diversity & Inclusion Cosponsored: Global Diversity & Inclusion and Research & Graduate Studies This remote workshop specifically addresses gender and sex discrimination and harassment that are relevant to research settings.  The training will provide faculty with the information and tools necessary to recognize, prevent, and respond to sexual harassment and sexual assault. this workshop is required for PIs with grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and NASA. Interactive scenarios are situated in STEM disciplines. Content is relevant to those supervising lab or other experiential work. What is the Title IX for Researchers' requirement? The National Science Foundation has implemented a new policy on sexual harassment (https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/issuances/in144.pdf) requiring awardee institutions to report findings and determinations of sexual harassment and for PIs to receive appropriate training on sexual harassment. The National Institutes of Health and NASA will likely implement similar policies shortly. PSU is complying with these funding requirements by working with the Office of Global Diversity and Inclusion to offer periodic Title IX for Researchers workshop. Who is required to have Title IX for Researchers training? Principle and Co-Principle Investigators with funding from NSF, NIH, or NASA are required to attend this training. RSVP to this training.   Virtual Zoom Meeting research@pdx.edu research@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public

External Contacts for Presidential Research Award nominees Due

Portland State University’s department of Research & Graduate Studies recognizes PSU researchers, graduate student mentors, and research…
Add to my Calendar 2020-11-09 08:00:00 2020-10-23 11:21:59 External Contacts for Presidential Research Award nominees Due Portland State University’s department of Research & Graduate Studies recognizes PSU researchers, graduate student mentors, and research administrative professionals for their vital contributions to the University and to their fields with these annual awards: Presidential Career Research Award Graduate Mentoring Excellence Award Early Career Research Award Research Faculty Award for Non-tenure-track Faculty Research Administrator of the Year Award Selection criteria and nomination requirements specific to each award are listed separately in the following pages. Awardees are typically celebrated at PSU’s annual Research Awards event; this event is organized and hosted by RGS, and it is where awardees receive their awards and checks for the taxable honorarium included with each award. The awards celebration is part of Portland State’s Research Week, which takes place the first week of May. Research Week promotes the people and projects that make Portland State one of the nation's most innovative public research universities. Nomination Overview Nominations are solicited from faculty, chairs, and deans at the beginning of PSU’s Fall term. Staff are also encouraged to initiate nominations, particularly for the Research Administrator of the Year Award. The Deans will approve completed nominations before they are submitted to a review committee. The committee comprises past winners and faculty from disciplines and schools or colleges across the University. Typically, no more than one award is made in each category. Review committees may forego granting an award in any particular year. Submission Deadlines Nomination materials are to be submitted via the 2021 Research Awards Nomination Form, accessible via the RGS website (pdx.edu/research). Nominators can submit nomination components gradually or submit all necessary documents at one time (pdf format preferred). Nominations should be initiated by Monday, November 2, 2020. For Presidential Award nominees, the list of four external contacts is due by Monday, November 9, 2020. All nominations must be completed by Friday, December 4, 2020. All completed nominations submitted by Friday, December 4, 2020, will be eligible for review. Help with Nominations For answers to questions about these awards or the nomination process, or for assistance submitting a nomination, please contact Amy Crelly: acrelly@pdx.edu, 503-725-9944. https://bit.ly/2T9hMmi research@pdx.edu research@pdx.edu America/Los_Angeles public