October 29, 2016

Graduate Studies in Art, Design, Craft, and Theory

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) at Willamette University
Rachel McKenna, Blitz. Courtesy the artist and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

What do the six graduate programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) have in common? While they vary greatly—from exploring applied craft, visual art, critical theory and creative research to collaborative design and expanded print media—they each offer students deep mentorship embedded in a close-knit community. They each challenge existing modes of thinking and making. They are enlivened by the regular visits of artists, designers, scholars, curators, and activists. And they are in Portland, Oregon, a creative center ripe with possibility for adventurous students, a city Metropolis just included in its top ten list of Best Cities to Live In worldwide.

Applications are now open for all graduate programs.

And on November 19, 2016 PNCA’s graduate open house welcomes prospective students to meet current students, faculty, and program chairs and tour graduate facilities at the college’s campus in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

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The graduate open house offers an up close look at each of PNCA’s six graduate programs:
MFA in Visual Studies—Chair, Peter Simensky, [email protected]
MFA in Collaborative Design—Chair, Peter Schoonmaker, [email protected]
MA in Critical Theory and Creative Research—Chair, Sarah Sentilles, [email protected]
MFA in Print Media—Chair, Matthew Letzelter, [email protected]
Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies—Co-chairs, Jodie Cavalier and Laura Hughes, [email protected], [email protected]
MFA in Applied Craft and Design—Chair, Heidi Schwegler, [email protected]
(offered jointly with Oregon College of Art and Craft)

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
For over 100 years, Pacific Northwest College of Art has been dedicated to helping generations of artists and designers develop innovative, sustainable, and fulfilling practices with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized programs, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange.

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