Apply now for Fall 2022 Graduate Applications, and Winter 2022 Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing.
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.
Fullbright and GradReports recognizes PNCA for their graduate program
PNCA is proud to be included on the recent list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S, and we’re honored to be ranked on GradReports’ 2020 list of the country’s top MFA programs.
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
Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies’ 2020 Symposium Showcases Portland’s Creativity and Resilience
The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA will host a two-day online symposium on November 20-21, 2020, that explores the intersections of art, design, technology, critical race theory, disability studies, and activism through collaboration and creative practice.
Leading up to the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies annual two-day symposium on November 20-21, graduate students from the MA in Critical Studies program will host a series of conversations that are open to all who want to participate. This year discussions on November 12, 16, and 18 will focus on the symposium theme, “Forms of Care: Building the Worlds We Need.”
An update from the Director of Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, MK Guth, on how PNCA is moving forward for Fall 2020!
Join this exceptional group of artists and printmakers as they present their thesis projects and research, as well as ongoing and future projects.
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.