The Master of Fine Arts in Print Media is a 60-credit, two-year program with a flexible structure that facilitates a unique studio practice that is both independent and collaborative.
Print Media’s Studio is an epicenter of intense making, professional collaboration, and creativity, crossing pathways into industry, research, commercial applications, education, and the broad fields of fine art and design.
The print matrix’s capacity for unique, multiple, and widely distributed forms bridges the realms of fine art and mass media. Print Media supports the idea that a print can be an image or an object, or can take on site-specific concerns. Topics such as craft, originality, communication, entrepreneurship, consumerism, social engagement, propaganda, and protest are embedded in the curriculum.
The program offers a diverse range of traditional and emerging printmaking pathways, integrating new techniques and media to expand our capacity as makers and collaborators in the fine art, academic, and commercial realms.
Matthew Letzelter, chair of the MFA in Print Media program, was invited to teach at Anderson Ranch Arts Center this summer. Matthew will lead a workshop, New Approaches to Lithography, focusing on the intersections of analog and digital processes.
The MFA in Print Media is looking forward to sending a group of students and faculty to SGCI, the largest national printmaking conference, held this year in Dallas, Texas. This year, the focus will be on the capacity of printmaking to act as an agent of transformation in its practices within the field, contributions to other art media, and larger cultural roles.
The MFA in Print Media is thrilled to host a film screening of Endless Letterpress, a film by Pablo Pivetta and Nicolas Rodriguez Fuchs. March 18 at 5:30pm in PNCA's Mediatheque. The film will be accompanied by a Q&A with the directors as well as a hands-on letterpress demo with PNCA faculty member Rory Sparks.
The MFA in Print Media program is thrilled to announce the Fall 2018 Watershed Artist-in-Residence Pat Boas
Join MFA Print Media for a live screen print and linocut demo with printmakers Carlos Hernandez and Bill Fick. Carlos and Bill will do a demo and discussion while creating a combo print together. In MFA Print Media's Watershed Center for Fine Art Publishing and Research. Thursday January 24 at 6pm.
Visiting Artists and Printers
We are pleased to welcome distinguished visiting artists and master printers to our print studio for extended working residencies. This affords our students the opportunity to work alongside and learn from practitioners who are pushing the medium forward.
Throughout the year, we invite members of the community into our print studio for collaborative printmaking events. For Reclaim MLK Day, we had a great day working with the young artists and activists of Don't Shoot Portland! The kids created all of the artwork themselves, and we helped them burn screens and make prints.
We screen printed, and printed large woodblock prints on the Ray Trayle press to produce work with the kids for the Reclaim MLK Day Children's March.