Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

http://www.pnca.edu/

In the close-knit community of PNCA, academic and student services are personalized. Students can take advantage of academic advising, housing services, and career services; they can also investigate study abroad and student opportunities at other art colleges. Personal counseling is offered, with special workshops focusing on issues like life transitions and coping with stress. As a PNCA student, you’ll belong to an active community of artists with the opportunity to exhibit your work in numerous campus galleries, participate in collaborative installations, and host opening receptions for your shows. Students can study abroad, travel, or join campus activities from yoga classes to art clubs.

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  • Studio view. Photo: Mario Gallucci MFA '14.

    Post-Baccalaureate program

    The Post-Baccalaureate residency at Pacific Northwest College of Art helps artists prepare a strong portfolio to gain admittance to MA/MFA visual arts programs or transition into or further secure a life of creative prac[...]

    April 7, 2016

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    Final call for applications: graduate programs in Art and Design

    This is the final call for applications for all of the graduate programs in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in the heart of Portland, Oregon. Scholarship opportuniti[...]

    March 24, 2016

  • David Horvitz, The Distance of a Day (detail), 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

    Graduate lectures and events

    The programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) bring artists, designers, and thinkers to Portland for free public lectures as well as studio visits and informal gath[...]

    January 18, 2016

  • Sam Estrella, Necessity Alone Drove Me To The Deed, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and PNCA.

    Applications open for MFA in Applied Craft and Design

    Applications are now open for PNCA's MFA in Applied Craft and Design (ACD). Pacific Northwest College of Art and Oregon College of Art and Craft bring over 200 years of combined experience to this joint graduate program [...]

    January 13, 2016

  • BlueSkyCommittee, Drone Alert Sutra: 9 OCT 2014. dronealerts.org. Courtesy of Sarah Sentilles and PNCA.

    Applications open for MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research

    Applications are now open for PNCA's MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research (CT+CR) a two-year program combining the study of critical theory with the practice of creative research, so students learn not only to cr[...]

    January 6, 2016

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    Applications open for MFA in Print Media

    Applications are now open for PNCA'S MFA in Print Media program, a flexible 60-credit, two-year program that facilitates a studio practice that is both independent and collaborative. Print Media's Studio is an epicenter [...]

    December 15, 2015

  • Liz Randal '15. Courtesy of PNCA.

    Applications open for MFA in Collaborative Design

    Applications are now open for PNCA's MFA in Collaborative Design program. The program is defined by the work we do and the people we do it with, from creating a design/maker/public space to empower community; to designin[...]

    December 8, 2015

  • Liz Randal ('15), Repeated Landscape 3. Courtesy of PNCA.

    Applications open for low-residency MFA in Visual Studies

    Applications are now open for PNCA’S Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program.  Rooted in critical investigation and rigorous, self-disciplined creative practice, the mentor-based, low-residency MFA in Visual Stu[...]

    December 1, 2015

  • Michelle Grabner. View of PNCA’s New Commons. Courtesy of PNCA.

    Michelle Grabner lecture

    Michelle Grabner gives a talk November 19 at 6:30pm at the invitation of the MFA in Visual Studies program at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, Oregon.  Artist, curator, and Chair of the Department[...]

    November 17, 2015

  • View of PNCA's New Commons. Courtesy of PNCA.

    Graduate open house

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) hosts an open house for all of the graduate programs of its Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies on November 22. Prospective students are invited to meet current students, facult[...]

    November 10, 2015

  • PNCA’s historic corridor. Photo: Mario Gallucci (MFA ‘14).

    Applications open for Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies

    For over 100 years, PNCA has served as a creative hub for artists and designers with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange. Graduate prog[...]

    October 26, 2015

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    Holding Sway: faculty alumni exhibition

    With the first Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) faculty biennial to be held in our newly renovated historic Federal Building at 511 NW Broadway, PNCA sought to do something that would not only highlight the art[...]

    October 17, 2015

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    MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Class of 2015

    The Faculty of PNCA's MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research program congratulate the 16 members of the Class of 2015 on the successful completion of their research theses: Sarah Jo Akers  "How to Design a Guil[...]

    July 30, 2015

  • Steven Hector Gonzalez '15, The Fantasy. BFA Video & Sound.

    2015 thesis exhibitions

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) presents its annual thesis exhibitions showing the work of undergraduate and graduate students opening May 31 and running through June 19. The public is invited to see work that [...]

    May 21, 2015

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    Boundary Crossings 2015: an Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    PNCA's biennial Institute in Animated Arts expands the universe of animation beyond the expected and known, and presents an educational approach for the multi-disciplinary integration of technologies, platforms and conce[...]

    April 9, 2015

  • Letha Wilson, Landmarks and Monuments (installation view), 2013. Art in General, 2013. Image courtesy the artist and Art in General. Photograph: Steven Probert.

    Letha Wilson: MFA in Visual Studies Lecture

    Letha Wilson was raised in Colorado, received her BFA from Syracuse University, and her MFA from Hunter College in New York City. Letha attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2009, and her artwork has[...]

    April 2, 2015

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    Celebration of the new campus flagship on First Thursday

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) throws open its doors to the public First Thursday, March 5, 2015 from 6 to 9pm with exhibitions and installations throughout its new campus flagship in downtown Portland, the Arl[...]

    February 26, 2015

  • PNCA graduate students in residence at Caldera Arts Center in rural Oregon.

    Seeking graduate applications for fall 2015

    As Oregon's flagship college of art and design since 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art has helped shape the state's visual arts landscape for more than a century. Now, PNCA is embarking on its boldest venture yet by[...]

    December 17, 2014

  • Image courtesy of Pacific Northwest College of Art, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art of Design.

    Call for graduate applications, fall 2015

    As Oregon's flagship college of art and design since 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art has helped shape the state's visual arts landscape for more than a century. Now, PNCA is embarking on its boldest venture yet by[...]

    November 12, 2014

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    Graduate open house & open studios

    Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies open house & open studios PNCA's Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies invites prospective graduate candidates to visit graduate studios, tour campus resources, and meet curren[...]

    October 28, 2014

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    PNCA presents 2014 thesis exhibitions

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) celebrates the graduating class of 2014 with undergraduate and graduate thesis exhibitions throughout Portland. The graduate exhibitions feature work by students in three of the gr[...]

    May 23, 2014

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA Visual Studies Thesis & first-year exhibition

    PNCA's Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a 60-credit, two-year studio program that is multi-disciplinary and mentor-based. The flexible character of this kind of program allows students to work within a singular d[...]

    May 13, 2014

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    PNCA’s Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies presents the Summer Lecture series

    PNCA's Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies (LRVS) summer 2014 session includes a Summer Lecture series featuring six talks by visiting artists that are free and open to the public. With the visiting artists listed below[...]

    April 18, 2014

  • 2014 CT+CR Spring Colloquium Fellowship at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

    The recipient of the 2014 CT+CR Spring Colloquium Fellowship will lead a three-hour seminar for the program's fifteen students, its faculty, and guests during the Spring Colloquium, which will take place at the Caldera A[...]

    March 15, 2014

  • Luc Tuymans at PNCA’s Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space

    The Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present an exhibition of prints by Luc Tuymans. Luc Tuymans: Graphic Works—Kristalnacht to Technicolor opens with a p[...]

    February 28, 2014

  • National Portfolio Day at Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) invites students to National Portfolio Day, a chance for prospective art and design students to meet with representatives from the country's best art and design schools. Representa[...]

    January 9, 2014

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA): Call for Graduate Applications, Fall 2014

    Making art in the present tense, MFA in Visual Studies students respond to the art world's constant evolution with rigorous creative and critical investigation. Independent inquiry and close mentorships drive PNCA's unco[...]

    November 18, 2013

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA): Graduate Open Studios and Open House

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) welcomes prospective students to the annual Graduate Open Studios and Open House on November 15–16, 2013 and the Undergraduate Open House on November 16, 2013. Hallie Ford Schoo[...]

    November 11, 2013

  • PNCA: Winners of the Second Annual Hannah Arendt Prize

    The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Program is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 Hannah Arendt Prize on the theme of "On Art and Disobedience; Or, What Is an Intervention?" The competition drew 255 [...]

    September 27, 2013

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art announces 2013 Public Lecture Series

    Throughout the year, artist, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the globe are invited to engage with students and the community in a variety of formats, including lectures, conversations, panel discus[...]

    September 20, 2013

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    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    With the advent of digital technologies, hybrid moving images have rendered the traditional boundaries between live action, animation, and image processing as porous as the platforms of image display. PNCA's biennial Bou[...]

    February 14, 2013

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    CT+CR + Reed College Art Department welcome Geoffrey Mann

    Embedding time and motion within concrete objects, Scottish sculptor Geoffrey Mann creates work that blurs the lines between art and research, thinking and making, theory and practice.  He is the winner of the Newcomers[...]

    January 31, 2013

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    MFA in Applied Craft and Design at Oregon College of Art & Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art

    The MFA in Applied Craft and Design (AC+D) represents a new paradigm in craft and design education, one that synthesizes and reconfigures the relationship between making and thinking. Setting foot into the Bison Buildin[...]

    January 24, 2013

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    MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research at Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Ford Institute for Visual Education

    Challenge: Critique two of the images above, stationary or moving. One of your critiques must be written, 150 words maximum, while the other can take a visual or mixed visual-verbal form. What we're looking for: Crit[...]

    January 17, 2013

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art: call for graduate applications

    The Graduate Programs at Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon are now accepting applications for Fall 2013. To learn more visit pnca.edu. Making art in the present tense, MFA in Visual Studies students[...]

    November 21, 2012

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    PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design announces Clean Beaches Design Challenge

    The Master of Fine Arts in Collaborative Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in partnership with SOLVE is issuing the Clean Beaches Design Challenge, inviting teams of college students to design innovative [...]

    November 14, 2012

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    The MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA presents AA Bronson

    AA Bronson visits Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) to kick off the MFA in Visual Studies 2012–13 Graduate Visiting Lecture Series. Bronson is the first of a series of renowned artists who come to campus to engag[...]

    October 3, 2012

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    MFA in Applied Craft and Design and the Design Build project at PNCA

    Applications for the MFA in Applied Craft and Design are now being accepted for Fall 2013. To learn more, go to pnca.edu/graduate/acd. The MFA in Applied Craft and Design (AC+D) represents a new paradigm in craft and de[...]

    September 26, 2012

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    PNCA’s Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announces the Fall 2012 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, bringing notable artists and thinkers to Portland for thought-provoking conversations around issues in contemporary[...]

    September 19, 2012

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art: call for graduate applications

    The Pacific Northwest College of Art MFA in Collaborative Design is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2012 term on a space-available basis. We invite you to become part of an emerging network of designers and[...]

    June 11, 2012

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    The Hannah Arendt Prize: Call for Entries

    The MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Program www.pnca.edu/programs/mfa/c/criticaltheory  Application deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 Theme: The Visible, the Invisible, and the Indivisible Cash priz[...]

    February 17, 2012

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    BFA in Video and Sound in Portland

    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 communi[...]

    February 2, 2012

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    PNCA Low-Residency MFA: Call for Applications

    Application review begins January 17th. Download the application here.  The Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is a 60-credit, mentor-based art program based in critical investigation and creative practice. The pr[...]

    January 11, 2012

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    MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research Call for Applications

    The supplemental portion of the application to the Master of Arts in Critical Theory and Creative Research at PNCA explores creativity, critical thought, sense-based intelligence, ethical vision, and the ability to com[...]

    December 17, 2011

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art announces Academic Dean search

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is accepting applications for the position of Academic Dean. The Dean oversees the undergraduate and graduate programs and looks after the welfare of faculty and students. The su[...]

    November 14, 2011

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Boundary Crossings An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts  July 18–29, 2011  Register now for this two-week innovative institute, which explores the emerging field of animated arts through hands-on making,[...]

    May 29, 2011

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    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    Register now for this two-week innovative institute, which explores the emerging field of animated arts through hands-on making, infused theory, screenings, exhibitions and collaborations with visual artists across dis[...]

    May 20, 2011

  • PNCA: Call for Applications

    PNCA: Call for Applications

    Utilizing design ecologies, collaborative research and art/design thinking, Collaborative Design prepares students with expanded design practices and skills to meaningfully address the emerging challenges of the 21st cen[...]

    February 11, 2011

  • Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    With the advent of digital technologies, hybrid moving images have emerged as the norm – rendering boundaries between live action, animation and image processing as porous as the platforms of display that host them. Bo[...]

    February 3, 2011

  • Apply Now: Undergraduate and Graduate Education at PNCA

    Apply Now: Undergraduate and Graduate Education at PNCA

    A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree prepares students for careers in their chosen artistic discipline or for succeeding in graduate programs in fine and design arts. PNCA’s curriculum features an intensive studio experience[...]

    January 27, 2011

  • MFA in Collaborative Design at PNCA

    MFA in Collaborative Design at PNCA

    Utilizing design ecologies, collaborative research and art/design thinking, Collaborative Design prepares students with expanded design practices and skills to meaningfully address the emerging challenges of the 21st cen[...]

    December 17, 2010

  • Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Contemporary Animated Arts

    With the advent of digital technologies, the appearance of hybrid moving images has emerged as the norm – rendering boundaries between live action, animation and image processing as porous as the platforms of display t[...]

    November 15, 2010

  • PNCA offers the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

    PNCA offers the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

    The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a two-year program that is multi-disciplinary and mentor-based with a flexible character that allows students to work within a singular discipline or to pursue a combined pra[...]

    October 21, 2010

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

    Pacific Northwest College of Art 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

    Pacific Northwest College of Art announces the 2010-2011 Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series, presented by ZGF Architects LLP. Featuring 22 visiting speakers hosted by PNCA’s two MFA programs, the lecture series en[...]

    September 2, 2010

  • PNCA Offers the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

    PNCA Offers the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies

    PNCA's Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies is a 60-credit, two-year program that is multi-disciplinary and mentor-based. The flexible character of this kind of program allows students to work within a singular discipli[...]

    December 16, 2009

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    PNCA Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series

    Pacific Northwest College of Art presents a new evening Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series taking place on Thursday nights throughout the academic year.

    October 10, 2009

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    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts at Pacific Northwest College of Art

    Boundary Crossings: An Institute in Animated Arts Now Accepting Applications Pacific Northwest College of Art 1241 NW Johnson St. Portland, Oregon 97209 1.888.390.7499 / 503.821.8903 admissions@pnca.edu Pacific Northwes[...]

    March 16, 2009

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    Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design Innovative Workshop

    Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design Chair JP Reuer Announces Innovative Workshop Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design Chair JP Reuer announces an in[...]

    February 11, 2009

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art Seeks Chair for MFA in Visual Studies Program

    Pacific Northwest College of Art Seeks Chair for MFA in Visual Studies Program Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is seeking a highly qualified individual to chair and administer the MFA in Visual Studies program. T[...]

    January 8, 2009

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    Call for Applications: Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design

    Call for Applications: Joint MFA in Applied Craft and Design New program connects design to the hand-made Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art are now accepting applications for the new jo[...]

    December 10, 2008

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    PNCA and OCAC seek a chair for the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program

    Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) http://www.pnca.edu Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) http://www.ocac.edu http://www.pnca.edu/programs/mfa/appliedcraft.php The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) and Or[...]

    November 4, 2008

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    Pacific Northwest College of Art presents Dish: a meal, a recitation, an exhibition

    Dish: a meal, a recitation, an exhibition Pacific Northwest College of Art Feldman Gallery Project Space (FG PS) March 2 — April 22, 2006 First Thursday Opening: March 2, 6 - 9 pm Panel Discussion: March 10, 4 pm Pacifi[...]

    March 9, 2006