The Pacific Northwest College of Art is now accepting graduate applications for Fall 2020! Applications are available online and the priority deadline is February 1, 2020 for all of our programs. You can find applications requirements on our website, and begin your application today.
We would love to meet you in person and chat about your future in The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies. You can find us at one of our graduate school events or visit us at Graduate National Portfolio Days this year in San Francisco, Boston, New York, Chicago and Paris. We enjoy having visitors to our beautiful campus in Portland, OR, so schedule a campus tour online(link to campus tour scheduler) or email us at email@example.com.
Fall 2020 Priority Deadline – Saturday, February 1, 2020
By applying before February 1st, you have the opportunity to secure your admittance early, and access our Merit Scholarship funding. 100% of accepted graduate program applicants receive some level of Merit Scholarship - this institutional aid awards demonstrated outstanding creative abilities and academic achievement. No additional application is necessary for consideration.
Michael Stone-Richards guest scholar in the Critical Studies Program will be teaching a Graduate Seminar Fall term.
Michael Stone-Richards is Professor of Critical Theory and Visual Studies at the College for Creative Studies, Detroit. He is most recently the recipient of a Warhol Foundation Grant for his book in progress, "Care of the City: Ruination, Abandonment, and Hospitality in Contemporary Practice" (forthcoming Sternberg Press). This is part of Michael's work as Chair of the Committee on Critical Studies at CCS seeking the terms of a pedagogy for the twenty-first century Art / Design School. Michael has published in French and English and lectured widely in critical theory, art writing, and cultural history, with essays forthcoming on McArthur Binion, black labor and the avant-garde, biopolitics, and the problem of attention in cultural conflict. He is also at work on a translation of the hermetic poems of Andre Breton. With artist Addie Langford he curates the open conversation series the Alexandrine Street Seminars. With Addie Langford he is also the co-founder of Detroit Research (which won a Knight Foundation Grant) of which he is the also the founding editor - volume 3, guest-edited by Nicola Kuperus and Adam Lee Miller aka ADULT., "On Sound," with featured artist Kevin Beasley, is due out in Fall 2019. In Fall 2019, Michael will a Visiting Scholar in the Program in Critical Studies at Cranbrook Academy of Art.
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 as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Emi Koyama is a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual. Emi often writes and speaks out about feminism, sexual and domestic violence, sex work/trade and trafficking, queer and trans liberation, intersex and disability issues, among others.
Free and open to the public.
Dr. Sami Schalk will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester
Situated in the context of a 21st-century art school, the MA in Critical Studies examines overlaps and tensions between critical theory and visual studies and investigates the role critical theory and artistic production can play in transforming institutions and ideologies. The program is designed to help students develop modes of research, thinking, and writing that cross disciplinary boundaries.
The two-year required course sequence builds from identifying issues and ideas in critical theory and cultural studies to providing students with the methodological, research, writing, and professional skills they need to ask significant questions and to investigate those areas of inquiry in a thesis project of their own design.
The thesis research occurs during the first year; the thesis writing occurs during the second year, resulting in both an academic research paper finished in the third semester and a work of publishable writing or piece of public scholarship based on the student’s professional interest in the fourth semester.
Allotting two years to complete the 45-credit MA program provides time for students to take electives that support their research interests, to work at jobs that sustain their professional and financial needs, and to complete thesis projects in a timely manner. The two-year program also allows students to have the summer off for independent research, work, fellowships, travel, or internships.
We make a range of scholarship and funding opportunities available to all accepted applicants.
Many forms of financial assistance are available to our students.
Merit scholarships are assessed based on the student’s personal history of scholastic achievement, as well as their contributions to culture and community. Consideration will also be given to traditionally underrepresented students and those who demonstrate financial need. No separate application is required for merit scholarships.
MA students can apply for Teaching Assistantships which afford students the opportunity to work in the classroom and gain pedagogical experience pending completion of a Critical Pedagogy class. TAs are compensated per semester once they are placed in a class.
Students are encouraged to apply for external scholarships. These can be found by searching online databases including the U.S. Department of Labor’s free scholarship search tool, and sites such as Fastweb, Scholarships.com, and Scholarshipsportal.
Travel Awards support students presenting at academic conferences.
BridgeLab Career Services can connect students with opportunities for paid work including on-campus positions and off-campus internships. Some of these opportunities are available to international students.
Conversations are enlivened by visiting writers and scholars throughout the year. These visiting scholars and writers include Maggie Nelson, Sarah Schulman, Walidah Imarisha, C. Riley Snorton, Z. Nicolazzo, Allan de Souza, and Cheryl Strayed.