The MA and MFA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) support the development of experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative creative practices through experiential learning, student-centered seminars, and one-on-one mentorship. Graduate study is individualized and self-directed, yet highly collaborative, and supported by a broad network of peers, faculty, visiting artists, writers, and scholars, as well as community partners. We are located in Portland, Oregon — an ideal environment for a creative education. In addition to its progressive values and entrepreneurial spirit, Portland is an urban center surrounded by natural beauty. RSVP for one of our Program Info Sessions to meet graduate faculty and learn more about our curriculum and creative culture at PNCA!
For more than 100 years, Pacific Northwest College of Art has served as a dynamic creative center for emerging artists, designers, and cultural visionaries. We combine theory and practice, engaging with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and transdisciplinary exchange. Graduate programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA support students as they grow as artists, scholars, and cultural workers. Our students develop a broad range of skills and a network of peers and mentors who support their work as they continue to evolve years after graduation.
PNCA offers eight programs of graduate study: MFA in Visual Studies, MFA in Applied Craft + Design, MFA in Print Media, MFA in Collaborative Design, MA in Design Systems, MA in Critical Studies, and low-residency MFA programs in Visual Studies and Creative Writing, as well as a Dual MA/MFA and a Post-Baccalaureate.
February 1 is the priority deadline to apply for Fall 2021. RSVP for one of our Program Info Sessions to learn more.
Get in touch for more details on joining our creative community: Send an email to Grad_Admissions@pnca.edu, and apply at pnca.edu/admissions.
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