Experimental. Interdisciplinary. Collaborative.
The MA and MFA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA support the development of experimental, interdisciplinary, and collaborative creative practices through experiential learning, student-centered seminars, and one-on-one mentorship. Graduate study is individualized and self-directed, yet highly collaborative, and supported by a broad network of peers, faculty, visiting artists, writers, and scholars, as well as community partners.
For more than 100 years, the Pacific Northwest College of Art has served as a dynamic creative center for emerging artists, designers, and creators with an educational philosophy that emphasizes individualized curricula, independent inquiry, and cross-disciplinary exchange. Graduate programs within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA support students as they professionalize as artists, scholars, and cultural workers. Our students develop a broad range of skills, and a network of peers and mentors that support their work as they continue to evolve years after graduation.
MFA Applied Craft + DesignLearn More
MFA Collaborative Design / MA Design SystemsLearn More
MA Critical StudiesLearn More
MFA Print MediaLearn More
MFA Visual StudiesLearn More
Low-Residency Creative WritingLearn More
Low-Residency MFA Visual StudiesLearn More
Post-Baccalaureate ResidencyLearn More
Wednesday, November 6:30pm in the Mediatheque
The MA in Critical Studies program in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is excited to welcome Emi Koyama to present a public lecture on her work and research!
Now on view in the PNCA 157 Gallery: Better Than Nothing, the work of Krista Anara Cibis in her exhibition, “Better Than Nothing” features works developed during her year long artist residence at Textile Hive.
Scientist, designer and CD/DS faculty member Skye Moret is currently working on a visionary project that will bring together stakeholders operating at the intersection of scientific inquiry, artistic intelligence, and environmental advocacy, the Ocean Archive.
Check out this recent interview on Standing Room Only featuring fiber artist-and comedian-Lauren Sinner!!
We are excited to announce the Fall 2019 Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series! Now occurring on select Wednesday evenings throughout the semester, the Graduate Studies Lecture Series sparks meaningful dialogue across the graduate programs, PNCA, and the larger creative communities.
Study in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon is an ideal city for creating and connecting, where graduate students can take advantage of a range of cultural and natural resources. Environmentally conscious students can participate in research related to art and ecology along the Columbia River to the north, Mt. Hood to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the Willamette Valley to the south. The city is home to internationally recognized cultural institutions, creative industries and agencies, and a thriving community of artists, designers, musicians, and writers. PNCA regularly partners with cultural institutions such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA), Portland Art Museum, Northwest Film Center, the Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), and a variety of local galleries and design firms in order to provide students with internship experiences and curricular enhancement.