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Rooted in critical investigation and rigorous, self-disciplined creative practice, the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program is ideal for motivated students who can work independently, who desire a flexible structure, and who are seeking the challenge and community of an immersive graduate program, inclusive of both discipline-specific and interdisciplinary practices.
This 60-credit low-residency, mentor-based program combines intensive graduate seminars with an exceptional visiting artist program. Intensive courses occur during three consecutive Summer Intensives with two brief Winter Intensives.
Ryan Pierce who has been affiliated with PNCA for many years and is respected for his high quality mentorship, exceptional teaching, and support for professional practices will be the Visiting Assistant Professor leading the Low Residency Visual Studies program for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Aeron Bergman, faculty of the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies at PNCA, and Alejandra Salinas, PNCA faculty, are interviewed by BOMB Magazine about their recent work.
Curator Laurel V. McLaughlin talks with the artists about their ongoing projects Consuming Nature and Seed as Idea where hybrid media overlap, drawing from Indigenous and Western academic methodologies, sound and image sampling, and the legal and ethical logic of the public domain.
Join the Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies on January 13 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm for a Visiting Faculty Lecture with Am Johal
Spatial Power: A Screening on the Queer Modernist Legacy of Eileen Gray and conversation with Emmanuela Soria Ruiz
Sunday, January 9
Interview with PNCA Faculty Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas: Podcast and Broadcast Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA.
One hour interview with Low Residency MFA in Visual Studies Chair Aeron Bergman and PNCA Assistant Professor Alejandra Salinas about their early sound works available as an online podcast and also to be aired on Friday December 3 at 4pm PST on KAOS 89.3, Olympia, WA. Listen here to the interview and sound works.
LRVS Thesis Exhibition
Fourteen30 Contemporary is pleased to showcase nine Thesis exhibitions of the Pacific Northwest College of Arts Low- Residency MFA in Visual Studies program. Presented as a series of solo exhibitions, each the duration of seven days, July 12 through September 12, 2020. Taking place during the global COVID-19 pandemic, as well as a national civil rights movement, the preceding exhibitions are an opportunity for nine burgeoning artists to be seen on a wider contemporary art platform.
"To Unravel", Natalie Laswell, 2020
Visiting Artists, Curators, and Editors
Each week during the intensive a Visiting Artist or Scholar is hosted by the program introducing MFA students to the breadth of contemporary artistic, scholarly, philosophical and cultural voices. Each summer the Low-Residency MFA also hosts an Artist-in-Residence who works for an extended period within the program.
International Studio Fellowship
The International Studio Fellowship is a unique and highly competitive merit award offered to one international student per year through the Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies program. The fellowship will be announced to awardee at time of acceptance. For more information about the International Studio Fellowship please contact Aeron Bergman, Program Chair, email@example.com.
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 be given to traditionally underrepresented students and those who demonstrate financial need.
Fellowships are awarded to students with exceptional skills. For more information about Fellowships please contact Aeron Bergman, Program Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org.