The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA supports experimental and interdisciplinary creative practices through experiential learning, one-on-one mentorship, and transdisciplinary exchange.
The MFA in Print Media, Dual MFA/MA degree in Print Media/Critical Studies, and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing are unique graduate degree pathways combining critical theory, creative writing, print projects, and publications. Our students make books and zines, explore papermaking and print techniques, engage in political activism, and expand modes of cultural production.
Located in one of the most comprehensive and dynamic print labs in the country that supports multiple printmaking processes, risographs, and book arts, the MFA in Print Media pushes the boundaries of print while staying grounded in traditions of craft, collaboration, and community.
The MA in Critical Studies takes an expansive view of critical theory emphasizing critical race theory, queer theory, and other emancipatory projects, deploying critical thinking to remake and reimagine.
The dual MFA in Print Media/MA in Critical Studies allows students to obtain two degrees in three years and develop as scholar-artists.
Encouraging experimentation within and across writing forms, genres, and mediums, the Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing features dynamic faculty and intensive residencies to hone skills for a lifelong sustainable writing practice.
PNCA’s HFSGS Press publishes text works exploring the intersections between critical theory, art, politics, and literature. The Watershed Center for Fine Art Publishing + Research welcomes visiting artists to collaborate with students and faculty on print editions and projects. Applications for Fall 2021 are open and scholarship funding is available.
Get in touch to learn more about joining our creative community: Grad_Admissions@pnca.edu.
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