Based in Portland, Oregon, the program operates on the Portland State University campus, and in our space at the King School in Northeast Portland. The programs' flexible residency model allows for travel and even the ability for students to reside outside of Portland during their course of study. A weekly conversation series on KPSU Radio promotes the understanding of a wide range of approaches and methodologies.
The 90 credit, three-year course leans toward a democratic approach that encourages students to shape the direction of their own education, and continually redefine and develop the program as a whole. Students connect their art practice to research in the field through electives and community partnerships, promoting cross-disciplinary. Student work and research are presented publicly, culminating in final graduate projects presented in the third and final year of the program. Each student also produces a book for the Social Practice Reference Points series on a prominent theme or person or a workbook.
The Art: Social Practice program produces an annual gathering called Assembly and has exhibited work and created projects for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Betsonsalon in Paris, apexart in New York, and Smack Mellon in Brooklyn, among other venues and locations.
Driven by a belief in the power of art to shape society, the School of Art + Design and its dynamic faculty provide a place where emerging artists, designers and art historians can question, create, reflect and learn.
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- Directed Studies + Workshops
- Visiting Artist Seminar
- Contemporary Art History/Theory
- Electives (outside the department)
- Graduate Seminars
- Graduate Project
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- 36 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Digital portfolio of applicant's work. 15-20 images, video, audio or text-based examples. Images (jpg, gif, png) up to 5 MB each, videos (flv, wmv, mov) up to 250 MB each, audio (up to 30MB mp3) up to 10 MB each, documents (pdf) up to 10 MB each. You may also link to media from YouTube, Vimeo, and SoundCloud. Faculty will review up to 5 minutes total of video and/or audio clips.
- Statement of intent (500 words max).
- Curriculum Vitae.
- An alternative one-page Curriculum Vitae specifically for Social Practice
- Three video assignments:
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International20130 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 36 months.
National20130 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 671 USD per credit during 36 months.
In-State13320 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 444 USD per credit during 36 months.
Living costs for Portland
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.