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CORE is at the heart of the the School of Art + Design! It is the place to begin if you are an Art Practice major or minor or studying Art History. The program is designed to welcome you to this big art community, stretch your imagination, and gain new skills for thinking and making which will set you up for further study in the School of Art + Design... and your exciting future.
The year kicks off with an orientation that will introduce you to the program, your resources, faculty and colleagues. You’ll learn side-by-side in studios and gather together weekly for coLAB. At the end of each term, you’ll get the chance to share your successes in an exhibition.
Throughout the year, you will stretch your knowledge through hands-on learning, energetic exploration of ideas, and discussions in your six CORE classes. You'll get the chance to collaborate and try on ways of making that will widen your understanding of art and creative practice.
With scheduled group advising and info sessions, we will help you discover where you are going and how to get there. You’ll have individual support from COTA and faculty advisors, who are great ‘question-answerers’ and will help keep you on track for graduation.
We are located in downtown Portland near the beautiful South Park Blocks. We don't just look out at the city from our classrooms, but we get out into it! Your classes will take advantage of the nearby Portland Art Museum, downtown galleries and other locations in this vibrant city!