MA, MFA, and dual degree programs

MA, MFA, and dual degree programs

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University

January 21, 2022
MA, MFA, and dual degree programs
Online info session: January 24, 12:30–1:30pm
Priority application deadline: February 1
Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University
321 NW Glisan St, 6th floor
Falcon Building
Portland, Oregon 97209
United States
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Study at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland, Oregon, a dynamic creative center for emerging artists, designers, writers and creators. The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies is now accepting applications for MA, MFA, and dual MA/MFA degree programs.

MFA in Visual Studies / MFA in Applied Craft and Design / MFA in Print Media / MFA in Collaborative Design / MA in Critical Studies / MA in Design Systems / Dual MA/MFA Pathways / Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies / Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing / Post Baccalaureate Residency.

The priority application deadline is February 1, 2022. Applications reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter. Join us for a general information session on January 24, 2022 to learn more about PNCA Graduate Studies programs, resources, and application process. 

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies supports the development of experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative creative practices through experiential learning, student-centered seminars, and one-on-one mentorship. Our two and three-year programs allow students to work across disciplines, enabling graduate candidates to develop a course of study specific to their research and creative goals. 

Program highlights:
—Study in Portland, Oregon, a politically and socially engaged artistic community, surrounded by natural beauty.
—Merit-based tuition scholarships offered to all accepted applicants.
—Interdisciplinary programs encourage innovation and experimentation. 
—Networking and support: One-on-one mentorship from dedicated faculty and community partners. 
—Critical pedagogy: Study transformative and inclusive pedagogy with opportunities to gain classroom experience through teaching assistantships. 
—Graduate seminars in critical theory, professional practices, contemporary art, creative entrepreneurship, design methodologies and thesis writing, along with cross-disciplinary critiques.
—Exhibition opportunities and curatorial fellowships.
—Private studios and shared studio facilities in painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, photography, and digital technologies.
—Residencies and trips: Graduate students are provided housing, studio space, and faculty mentors in Pacific Northwest residency locations like Caldera Arts Center, embark on cohort trips to diverse locations including Joshua Tree, New York City and Bogota, and are supported in attending relevant conferences and events. 
—Lecture series: Nationally and internationally recognized artists, designers, curators, and writers come to campus each year for lectures, workshops, and individual studio visits.
—Employment opportunities and work study positions: Work alongside faculty and staff managing studio facilities and doing other on-campus work.

Register for a virtual tour or portfolio review. Visit our website for more information and to apply. Contact Jessie Spiess Werner jwerner [​at​] or Shawna Lipton slipton [​at​] for more information. 


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