The MA and MFA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA support the development of experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative creative practices through experiential learning, one-on-one mentorship, and transdisciplinary exchange.

Explore the artwork and creative projects our students are producing by visiting our online exhibitions, including the 2021 Graduate Thesis Exhibition.

The Pacific Northwest College of Art serves as a cultural hub for the creative community in Portland and beyond. We invite you to join us virtually for our upcoming summer lecture series, featuring visionary artists and writers from around the world. 

From June 15 through July 27, the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies will host weekly lectures on Tuesdays with artists Young Chung, Natalie Ball, Ruth Noack, Keyna Eleison, Chloë Bass, Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, Minerva Cuevas, and an Art and Economics Roundtable discussion on July 2. RSVP to join.

From June 24 through July 2, the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing will host a series of readings by faculty and visiting artists Alison C. Rollins, Jay Ponteri, Vi Khi Nao, Sara Jaffe, Alejandro de Acosta, Jess Arndt, Juleen Eun Sun Johnson, and Cedar Sigo. The series culminates on July 2 with poets Juleen Eun Sun Johnson, Vi Khi Nao, and Cedar Sigo reading from their most recent works. RSVP to join.

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

Applications for Fall 2021 are open and scholarship funding is available.

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