PNCA’s MFA in Visual Studies (VS) is a multidisciplinary, mentor-based program that encourages independent inquiry and supports critical approaches to the production of visual art. The program’s flexible structure and generalist nature allow students to pursue a single discipline, such as painting, or a combined practice that bridges multiple disciplines and media, such as animation, communication design, illustration, installation, painting, performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, sequential arts, sound, and video. As a complement to intensive one-on-one faculty mentorships, students benefit from contact with a rich network of instructors, critical thinkers, writers, and curators in the Portland area, as well as from exposure to a dynamic roster of acclaimed visiting artists and designers. In addition, seminars, lectures, exhibition opportunities, and national and international travel add to a rigorous and investigative educational experience. This is a program for experienced makers who are looking to refine and expand their creative practice.
See more at the MFA VS program site.