School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico

School of Visual Arts and Design of Puerto Rico
Type Public, Four-year Undergraduate
Established 1965
Location San Juan, Puerto Rico
Campus single, urban setting

The School of Visual Arts and Design of Puerto Rico (Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico) is an institution of higher learning engaged in the training of students in the visual arts. It is located in Old San Juan, San Juan, Puerto Rico. The school was originally founded in 1966 as part of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture. Painter José Torres Martino was one of the school's co-founders.[1] The school's first director was Miguel Pou.[2]

As an autonomous school it was created by an amendment of legislation by the Legislative Assembly of Puerto Rico in 1971, and achieved its definitive form and autonomy under Public Law 54 of August 22, 1990.

The school offers bachelor degrees in seven concentrations, Graphic Arts, Photography and Design (with specialties in Digital Graphic Design and Photography and Motion), Art Education, Sculpture, Painting, Industrial Design and Fashion Design. Today, the school is Puerto Rico's foremost institution of higher education in the visual arts. The Building was formerly the Insular Madhouse or Manicomio Insular.


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