Jun 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Literature & Art

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Chair: Meg Roland, Ph.D.

The Department of Literature & Art offers both online and on-ground bachelor’s degrees that allow students to investigate the relationships between literature, language, writing and culture, or to develop professional and creative skills as artists or designers.


The B.F.A. in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Retention of Student Work

The university reserves the right to photograph, use, display or reproduce for university publications work created by enrolled students.

Art students should retain all coursework until grades are finalized after the end of the term. Student work not archived can be picked up from the department office within two weeks after the end of the term. All works left in studios should be removed within two weeks after the end of each academic term. Unless prior arrangements are made with the department office, artworks and projects left after this time will be discarded. The university is not responsible for loss of or damage to student work.

The interior design program further reserves the right to retain in its archives selected exemplary student work for display during periodic professional accreditation visits. Students should document the work for personal use prior to archiving. The work will be returned to the student after the required accreditation site visit is completed.

The Art Gym and Belluschi Pavilion

The Art Gym exhibition program is an important resource for the Marylhurst art student. The working philosophy underlying the exhibition program is to promote public understanding of contemporary art of the Pacific Northwest through exhibitions, publications and discussion. Since the 3,000-square-foot space opened in 1980, the gallery has shown the work of over 600 artists from Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada, published over 60 exhibition catalogs, and held numerous public discussions with artists and curators.

The Belluschi Pavilion serves Marylhurst University and the design community as a living example of adaptive reuse and Northwest Modernism. Formerly the Griffith House, the structure was deconstructed and rebuilt on the Marylhurst campus. As part of the university’s collection, this habitable sculpture now facilitates teaching and learning and is a center for cultural events.


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