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.
Poussin and the Dance is a valiant attempt to break into Poussin’s staunchly academic oeuvre and provide a relatable point of entry, highlighting the exciting elements of revelry and movement despite impenetrable and unemotional rendering.
Anarchist illustrator N.O. Bonzo produces decentralized media in a highly bureaucratic cultural landscape. Their illustrations, murals, and literature emerge in unexpected places, from the streets of Portland, Oregon, to the far ends of Reddit and Twitter, addressing relations of labor and identity in the workplace and on the streets. Growth and care are central themes…
This exhibition explores how images of the human body were used to provoke profound physical and emotional responses in viewers from the 15th through 18th centuries.
With scavenged materials, Amanda Maciel Antunes constructs a motherland.
Where are the directors taking the stage to acknowledge workers’ demands today?
The collaborative handmade paper- and printmaking center at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts publishes new works by Liz Collins and Sarah McEneaney.
There is a debate whether the memory of Little Syria should be seized upon to tell truthful and positive stories about Arabs in the US, or whether any conflation between its history and contemporary politics is inappropriate.
The profile includes works by Egon Schiele, Amedeo Modigliani, Peter Paul Rubens, and a prehistoric Venus of Willendorf figurine.
These horrifying dolls definitely won’t murder you in your sleep.