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Contemporary Art Practice - Art and Social Practice

Portland State University

36 months
722 USD/credit 21660 USD/year
722 USD/credit 21660 USD/year
491 USD/credit 14730 USD/year
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The Contemporary Art Practice - Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University defines what it means to be an artist in society. In our three-year, flexible-residency program, you’ll combine individual research, group work, and experiential learning to find new ways to engage with your art and the community. 

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Our program’s blend of critical and professional practice, progressive pedagogy, collaborative social engagement, and transdisciplinary exploration produces an immersive educational experience.We encourage you to shape the direction of your education as you connect your art practice to research in the field of Social Practice through elective coursework and community partnerships, promoting cross disciplinary engagement.

Graduating students each produce a public graduate project, a publication exploring a relevant connection to their practice, and a public artist lecture that surveys their work in the program.

What can you do 

Alumni from our Contemporary Art Practice - Art and Social Practice program at Portland State University have secured tenure track teaching jobs, adjunct teaching jobs, have produced public art projects and participated in major exhibitions. They work with museum education programs and non-profits, have started businesses, worked with governments, and have received numerous awards, grants, and fellowships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Art and Social Practice Workshop
  • A History of Art and Social Practice
  • Practice and Pedagogy 
  • Visiting Artist Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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90 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • Admission eligibility is based on receipt of a baccalaureate degree equivalent to a United States four-year bachelor's degree from a college or university recognized as an institution of higher education by the Ministry of Education in the relevant country or be regionally accredited within the U.S. prior to matriculating into a graduate program. 
  • To be considered for regular admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or the equivalent (on the U.S. 4.0 scale). Applicants who have earned 9 or more letter-graded graduate credits must have a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0 or the equivalent; this graduate GPA supersedes the undergraduate GPA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 722 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    21660 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 722 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • In-State

    14730 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 491 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Portland

1271 - 2262 USD /month
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