The MFA in Applied Craft + Design (AC+D) is a joint program between the Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, artists, and scholars. Through a self-directed, cross-disciplinary curriculum that challenges them to realize the full strength of their ideas, students acquire skills and knowledge through an intensive studio practice, in-depth study of the history and theory of craft and design, and extensive critical dialogue. Focused on the development of a strong artistic voice, the production of work for a specific community or client, and an entrepreneurial spirit that connects making a living with making a difference, the MFA in Applied Craft + Design is uniquely positioned to prepare students for a sustainable and satisfying life in the applied arts.
The Practicum is similar to a Thesis, but emphasizes a practical application of knowledge or skill in a new way. Students conduct in-depth, practice-based research in producing a capstone project that is understood in relationship to its cultural context as well as the student’s career path.
See more at the MFA in Applied Craft + Design program site.