“Land of Milk and Honey” Tomorrow!

PSU-0024_lantern-show-posterJoin the Portland State School of Theater + Film for an evening of food, history and early cinema!
Culinary historian Heather Arndt Anderson (Portland: A Food Biography) and Oregon Historical Society archivist Matthew Cowan present a collection of historic glass lantern slides – hand colored and projected using an original 1930’s projector – depicting Oregon’s cornucopia and the stories behind the images.
A reception – with snacks, naturally – will follow.

Thursday, May 5 @ 6 p.m.

Lincoln Performance Hall
1620 SW Park Ave.


$20 general admission
$10 students
Purchase through the Portland State Box Office at pdx.edu/boxoffice or 503.725.3307

College of the Arts Graduation Celebration

College of the Arts Graduation Celebration
Friday, June 10, 2016 – 1:30pm

Lincoln Performance Hall

Friday, June 10

1:30 to 3 p.m.

Reception to follow

Tickets are required (but they are free). Graduating students may reserve a ticket for themselves plus up to four guests at the PSU Box Office starting April 1.

About the Graduation Celebration

Each year, the College of the Arts honors its graduates with a special ceremony to celebrate their accomplishments at PSU. Faculty and staff, friends and family gather to cheer the graduates and remember the year’s achievements in the arts.

At the celebration, master’s degree recipients will receive special hoods to symbolize their advanced degrees. The color of the regalia—hoods, gowns and tassels—symbolizes the field of scholarship.

This event is separate from the PSU commencement.


Information for master’s degree recipients

There are two ways to order regalia:

  1. Order regalia online for shipping to an address or picking up at grad fairs (5/18 & 19) from Herff Jones’ online store:
    ORDER DEADLINE:  April 15.


  1. Order from the SPIRIT STORE in Smith Center by MAY 17.

When ordering your regalia, here are the appropriate tassel and hood colors based on College of the Arts Schools:

Art + Design: Brown
Architecture: Blue-Violet
Music: Pink
Theater + Film: Brown

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

745e08d2-e432-4b35-9def-a224f15cd73aMay 19-22
Hollywood Theater

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of QDoc with free youth tickets! Film festivals are a rare opportunity for LGBTQ engagement and visibility that have the added benefit of conversation between filmmakers and audience, which creates a rich and stimulating communal event.  We encourage everyone to be part of that, to see the community’s history, stories of identity and coming out, of long standing struggles and present day victories, and to share their own experiences with the audience during Q&As within this community setting.  To reserve tickets in advance, send an email to qdocyouth@gmail.com and let us know which films you’d like to attend. Free tickets for youth are also available at the door, no reservation required, however are subject to availability.  Best to get them reserved in advance!

Julie Nakama: Edith Head, Carol Lombard, and the Most Famous Dress in Hollywood


Julie Nakama: Edith Head, Carol Lombard, and the Most Famous Dress in Hollywood
Tuesday, May 10, 4:00 PM
Lincoln Hall, Room 331

Edith Head is THE iconic Hollywood costume designer. On the afternoon of May 8, 1978, she appeared at a Pittsburgh department store to show her collection of the costumes she had designed for Dorothy Lamour, Ava Gardner, Rosalind Russell, and others. One model, dressed as an ersatz Carole Lombard, wore what Head called “the oldest and most famous” of her creations – a white satin gown with a white fur-trimmed cape. Head claimed that Lombard had worn the dress at a cocktail party where she famously first met Clark Gable. This talk will follow the story of the Lombard dress to illustrate more broadly the production processes of Hollywood costume departments in the studio and post-studio era. By following the trajectory of the dress, and the career of its designer, this talk will address three fundamental transitions that occurred around costuming departments during the move to the post-studio era: changes in production practices, shifts in marketing schemas, and shifts in the relationship between costume departments and the fashion industries.

Julie Nakama is a Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her BA in Film at PSU summa cum laudein 2009. Her work has appeared in Like One of the Family: Domestic Workers, Race and In/Visibility in The Help (2015) and she has presented at the annual Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference and recently at the Turning The Page conference in Ghent, Belgium.

Prior to Julie Nakama’s lecture, Film Majors can attend a lunch with her to talk about attending graduate school, 11-12 in Lincoln Hall 137.

Group Advising Dates

Group Advising dates:
April 28 and May 3
Lincoln Hall 331
4-5:30 PM 

Drop-advising for students with over 50 total credits. Please bring a current DARS.

Summer 2016 and Fall 2016 Course Schedules are available for viewing online now.