PNCA is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by building an inclusive educational environment that utilizes both onsite and remote learning options.
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.
The PNCA Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies is excited to welcome Angel Nevarez and Valerie Tevere for a lecture on their artwork and practice Friday, January 15 at 6pm.
This event is part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Winter 2021 Lecture Series. Join us Wednesday nights in July 2020 for conversations on art and ideas.
Third Room presents Spectrum
Spectrum celebrates the works of Francis Dot and Pace Taylor
There will be a distanced opening on September 4th from 7-9pm (masks required, limited people in the gallery at one time), as well as by appointment and online thru Oct 3rd. Email Todd @ email@example.com for a private viewing appointment.
Join us for Ray Rogers ’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
August 25– 29
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary, 1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201, https://fourteen30.com
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for Melissa Gueiros’ Low-Residency MFA thesis exhibition and presentation
Rhythms of Grace
August 11 – August 15
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary
1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201
Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email
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.