New Winter Class: Interpretive Exhibition Design!

Posted on Nov 9th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

New elective for winter lead by Jordan Rosenblum @zeroprocess!

How can design help us make meaning of a place? The course will explore exhibition design, though a collaborative project designing an exhibition about a historic site in the Portland area. Students will research multiple facets of the site including its historical, ecological, and contemporary contexts. The course will also take a critical approach to traditional interpretive exhibition design, seeking an alternative that includes voices that are typically under-represented. The project will be developed in partnership with the Five Oaks Museum. This will be a highly interdisciplinary course, and students interested in socially engaged art, writing, online and print publication, and artistic research are encouraged to enroll. Questions? Reach out to Jordan,


DES 354 Summer Course!

Posted on May 24th, 2020 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

SUMMER DES 354: Typography II
CRN: 81670
A condensed four-credit, four-week studio course!
Meeting online via Zoom, four days a week, Monday-Thursday from 9AM-12:15PM.
July 20th–August 16th
Instructor Jordan Rosenblum is excited to announce a type 2 summer intensive! It will be a down and dirty crash course in advanced typography. For this unusual four-week format, students will focus on a single large project with an in-class workshop each week based on a different experimental typographic theme.
The course will combine studio time, presentations, and quick group projects. While you should anticipate working as much as you would in a normal studio course, the bulk of the course work will be completed during class time.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions about the course.
Jordan Rosenblum

2019/2020 PSUGD Guide

Posted on Sep 30th, 2019 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Welcome Back! Make sure to pick up a new PSUGD Guide IRL at school from an advisor or download a PDF or BOTH! This guide is a good entry point to our program and features ways to get involved for this upcoming school year! Download HERE!



KSMOCA! Museum in a Public School

Posted on Feb 25th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

What is KSMoCA?
Students work outside of the PSU campus at King School. The students will become “artists–in– residence” at the school on collaborative projects  with King students to operate King School Museum of Contemporary Art. Martin Luther King Jr. School. The primary objective of this course is to deepen the understanding of Art and Social Practice through experiential learning at King School in NE Portland. Students will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on art’s role in contemporary education via readings, discussion, project development, and collaboration within a public school. By participating in the vision and development of the King School Museum of Contemporary Art (KSMoCA), students will also become more aware of the methodologies and approaches of Social Practice as a vehicle for social change and community development. Open to non-majors for 4 credits.

Is London Calling You? Similarly Different Info Session!

Posted on Jan 16th, 2018 by Kate Bingaman-Burt

Similarly Different is a visual collaboration between graphic design students from Portland (Oregon, USA), and London (UK). The annual project experiments with the notion of national points of view through the mediums of letterpress, screen printing, Risograph, and digital reproduction. Students then exhibit their work in both London and Portland.

Come to an info session about the faculty-led trip to London this July.
Thursday, January 25, 1pm in room 320!