BFA in Video and Sound in Portland

BFA in Video and Sound in Portland

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University

A video installation class ventured out onto the streets of Portland for a night of video projections and outdoor installations. Photo: Heather Zinger ’10.
February 2, 2012
BFA in Video and Sound in Portland

Office of Admissions
1241 NW Johnson St.
Portland OR 97209

The BFA Program at Pacific Northwest College of Art is currently accepting applications for its new Video and Sound program.


In recognition of the fact that moving images and sound have become central modes of communication and self-expression in the 21st century, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces its tenth BFA program, Video and Sound, launching Fall 2012.


The BFA in Video and Sound at PNCA investigates video and sound as disciplines both distinct and allied. Students in this program acquire practice-based media literacy, a multi-modal approach toward video and sound arts, and the critical, aesthetic, and technical skills vital to contemporary cultural production. The principles of video and sound are taught in hands-on learning environments where students focus on gaining technical skills as a means to express ideas through structure, pace, rhythm, and the interplay between image and sound. Emphasis is placed on the making and presenting of single and multi-channel works in a variety of screening and listening environments. To this end, students engage in in-depth research and draw on the rich histories and interconnections between video art, sound art, experimental film and music, installation, performance, and network culture.


“PNCA’s Video and Sound program was designed with the acute awareness of this unique moment in media art history,” says Video and Sound Chair Stephen Slappe. “Robust, easy-to-use software and relatively affordable equipment have made the means of production readily available to young creators. The Video and Sound program at PNCA offers students a solid conceptual background to deepen the quality of their engagement with these media while facilitating inventive forms of expression and communication. In addition to teaching the technical skills needed to work with video and sound, we encourage students to explore the potential of mobile spectatorship, gaming interfaces, performance strategies, and network culture.”




We recommend that you complete your application by March 1, 2012 to be eligible for competitive scholarships. 


Learn more about admissions requirements or email [email protected]


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