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Art Practice

Portland State University

48 months
29286 USD/year
29286 USD/year
10386 USD/year
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The Art Practices program at Portland State University provides a wide spectrum of experience and knowledge of processes, applications, theories, and the history of art, with an emphasis on developments in contemporary art. 

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Art Practice s programs at Portland State University are designed to develop the student's creative faculties, a sense of critical judgment, and fundamental skills and techniques. In each of the concentrations within the art major, the principal and supporting courses have one general purpose: to instill a mature, professional attitude toward the process of artistic creation and expression.

Students enrolled in the School of Art and Design acquire:

  • Knowledge and experience of the creative problem solving processes.
  • Knowledge of discipline-specific skills and vocabulary.
  • Knowledge of art history and design. 
  • Knowledge of critical theories in art.
  • Knowledge and experience to formulate a cumulative body of work in their discipline.

Programme Structure

  • The first and second year focuses on foundation courses including art history, drawing, art theory and design. 
  • During the second year students are encouraged to sample a variety of courses in printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, digital art, mixed media and art and social practice. 
  • In the third and fourth years students have an opportunity to select their own combination of interdisciplinary classes or to focus on a specific area of interest. 
  • In either case they will develop their knowledge of visual language, media skills and the conceptual and expressive aspects of their work. Critical theory and professional practice in art are investigated to aid the student in establishing a context within the contemporary arts community. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To enroll as a freshman (first year), you must have completed secondary school or high school. Your education must be equivalent to United States secondary school or high school education.  
  • You must have a cumulative (overall) grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 when converted to the U.S. 4.0 grading scale.
  • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement. You may be admitted to Portland State University and an Intensive English Language Program (IELP) pathway if you do not meet PSU's English Language Proficiency Requirement. Learn more about PSU’s English language programs.

Tuition Fee

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    29286 USD/year
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  • National

    29286 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 29286 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    10386 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 10386 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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