March 27, 2020 - STUDENT UPDATE
March 27, 2020
As a result of the decision to deliver all classes online for the rest of the semester, PNCA is planning to issue prorated refunds of studio fees to both BFA and MFA students who had studios as part of their programs.
While the details are still being worked out, the refunds will cover the period of time from March 20 through the end of the semester (May 17). Once we have a better understanding of how COVID-19 may affect our summer operations, we will provide more information on summer access to studios.
Additionally, all students using PNCA’s payment plan system have been offered extensions on their payments. We hope the extra time will help students weather this economic crisis and still be able to register for fall classes.
Student Activity Fees will not be refunded, as Student Council and the Graduate
Council are still active and the fees comprise their budgets, but the councils can still determine how they wish to use their remaining funds to benefit students. The Technology Fee also will not be refunded, as it is being used to support the student experience during this highly unusual and demanding time.
We are doing our best to provide concrete answers and solutions as quickly as possible. Until further information is available, students with any questions or concerns should reach out to Student Life at email@example.com or Technology at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific Northwest College of Art extends a huge congratulations to MFA in Visual Studies alumna Elizabeth Malaska, who was recently named one of the 2021 Guggenheim Fellows in Fine Arts.
It is with deep admiration and respect that Pacific Northwest College of Art remembers Dorothy Lemelson who passed away on March 10, 2021.
The museum obtained the painting through a generous gift on behalf of PNCA Board Chair Scott. D. Musch.
In recognition of Black History Month, PNCA recognizes Adrian Piper and her critically acclaimed video installation titled Cornered (1998), where viewers are encouraged to acknowledge miscegenation in America and challenge themselves to honestly address Black ancestry.
PNCA alumni create a replicable model that other museums and institutions can utilize in response to calls for systemic change.