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Master in Contemporary Art Practice – Art and Social Practice

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.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 3 years
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: $722 per credit
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

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.

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Courses Included

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