College of the Arts
Experience the arts at PSU
Find your creative voice—and experience the voices of others—at the most dynamic and accessible public arts institution in Oregon.
Through creative research, community projects, and hundreds of public events each year, the College of the Arts makes Portland a better place to live.
In the studio and on the stage, in the classroom and the community. Our students and faculty cultivate the bold ideas that can change the world.
Artists are problem solvers. Today more than ever, that’s what the world needs.
Creative practice demands new ideas, empathy for others, collaboration and practical results. These skills are essential for solving the big challenges facing society today—and they’re at the heart of our college. That’s why our graduates are well prepared for successful careers in the arts and beyond.
COVID-19 Update: The College of the Arts office (Lincoln Hall 349) will be physically closed until further notice while staff work remotely. Don't hesitate to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any specific questions or concerns.
Get creative this summer
The College of the Arts doesn't stop during the summer. In fact, summer session is the perfect tine to make progress toward your degree, hone your craft, deepen your artistic practice and learn new skills. Our schools offer dozens of engaging, challenging courses in the arts during the summer.
PSU College of the Arts stands with the AAPI community
The faculty, staff and students of the PSU College of the Arts mourn with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and reiterate our commitment to calling out and eradicating racism and inequity in all its forms.
Black Lives Matter
The College of the Arts is committed to working for justice and striving to create an anti-racist environment for our students, faculty, staff and community. Read Dean Leroy Bynum, Jr.'s statement to the community.
Your generosity makes a difference
Innovation, advocacy, and community building are central to addressing today’s challenges—and creativity is key. College of the Arts students pursue rigorous academic curricula and learn the skills and discipline for successful and sustainable careers in the arts. Your gift will have direct impact on aspiring artists, musicians, designers, and makers!
The College of the Arts Student Hardship Fund was created to provide immediate support to students in need of emergency funds to cover both academic and personal expenses, such as housing, medical bills, utilities, and equipment. Thank you for your gift to support College of the Arts students facing financial hardship during this challenging time.