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PNCA Announces Affiliation with Princess Grace Foundation

Release date: 03/02/10

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March 2, 2010

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PNCA Announces Affiliation with Princess Grace Foundation
A Significant Recognition as the College Moves Towards Developing A BFA in Contemporary Animated Arts

PORTLAND, OREGON – March 2, 2010 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to announce that the College was recently appointed to nominate undergraduate students for the Princess Grace Film Award, joining the company of Cal Arts, Bard, Brown, Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia, Stanford, Tisch NYU, and RISD.

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance, and film by awarding scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships. PNCA’s affiliation with the Princess Grace Foundation was made possible in part by PNCA faculty member Rose Bond, who was herself awarded a 1989 Graduate Film Scholarship and in 2008 the Princess Grace Statue Award for her advancement in the field of film.

PNCA is moving forward to develop a new BFA program in Contemporary Animated Arts. This interdisciplinary program will be the first of its kind in the United States and will provide a platform to expand the boundaries of moving image work.

Rose Bond currently produces work using digital animation technology to create site-specific installations that challenge traditional perceptions of animation. She recently returned from presenting at Animated Exeter, the longest running animated film festival in the United Kingdom. Her installation Broadsided! incorporated hand drawn sequences, innovative sound design, and theatrical lighting that transformed the historic Exeter Castle windows into a stage for her nuanced spectacle. Read more in Untitled Magazine.

The curriculum being developed for PNCA’s Contemporary Animated Arts program offers a framework for students to re-imagine and create frame-based work that is supported and enriched by research, risk-taking and collaborative practice. PNCA is excited to pave the way for future advancements in the field of hybrid media and Contemporary Animated Arts at PNCA.

About Pacific Northwest College of Art
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. In addition to its eight Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, PNCA offers graduate education with an MFA in Visual Studies, as well as an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed in collaboration with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers and creative thinkers. With the support of PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education), the College has a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit www.pnca.edu.

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