Students in the Art & Design program of Pacific University Oregon gain hands-on experience with artistic technologies as they complete independent and collaborative artistic research and projects.
The broad-based curriculum include study of art forms from around the world, women in art, and explorations in drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and ceramics. The art program culminates in a presentation of an original body of work in gallery, lecture and portfolio formats as a senior capstone.
Students majoring in art & design can choose between two tracks, fine arts or design. The Fine Arts track explores personal expression and interpretation to investigate aesthetic boundaries and to develop concepts relevant in today’s world. The Design track connects creative thinking to pragmatic execution. The designer works as a problem-solver to create innovative solutions to complex problems. The program also offers a minor in Art & Design.
Learning Outcomes | Art & Design
After Pacific | Our graduates are professional artists and photographers, landscape designers, illustrators, teachers, gallery directors and art therapists. Many art students pursue graduate school while others pursue business opportunities, such as starting art galleries and working in design firms.
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcome 1 | Creative Process
Students will be able to use a variety of brainstorming techniques to generate novel ideas of value to solve problems.
Outcome 2 | Development of Skill and Technique
Students will have sufficient mastery of one or more media to complete the technical and formal challenges pertinent to a body of original work.
Outcome 3 | Development of Context and Concept
Students will be able to develop ideas that are relevant and responsive to the world around them.
Outcome 4 | Communication of Ideas and Context
Students will be able to clearly communicate the content, context, and process of their work visually, orally and in writing.
Outcome 5 | Development of Deliberate Practice
Students will demonstrate behaviors, such as curiosity, initiative, and persistence, that will help them engage with the world in productive ways. Students will be able to work independently or collaboratively to achieve stated goals.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Systems Thinking for Problem Solvers
- Digital Imaging
- Design for Aesthetics
- Western Art I: Paleolithic – Gothic
- Western Art II: Renaissance – Present
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesDesign Visual Arts View 1968 other Masters in Visual Arts in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Create an account and apply online using the Common Application.
- Submit High School Transcript and Diploma. Transcripts from high school must be official with a certified translation in English. All college and/or university foreign transcripts must be sent to a credit evaluation company (WES or ECE are accepted). No exceptions to this policy.
- English Proficiency - Official TOEFL or IELTS scores must be submitted if applicable.
- Letter of Recommendation from your teacher or counselor.
International48260 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 48260 USD per year during 48 months.
National48260 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 48260 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Forest Grove
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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