Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series 2023-2024, hosted by PNCA

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

We are thrilled to announce PNCA’s 2023-24 Visiting Artist Lecture Series! 

PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies and Center for Contemporary Art & Culture welcomes prominent artists, scholars, designers, curators, and critics from around the country and beyond, to engage with the Portland arts community.

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Steven Xue BFA’19: Meet the designer behind some of the biggest brand campaigns

Steven Xue BFA‘19 is a powerhouse graphic designer who has carved out a niche for himself working with brands like Nike and Adobe.

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Paola De La Cruz BFA’20 nurtures community and encourages joy with art

Through murals, a canopy project, and digital-art commissions, Paola De La Cruz BFA’20 finds success as an artist while incorporating messages about joy, healing, and coming of age.

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Erosion / Burial / Uplift / Repeat, Porcelain sculptures on top of fabric pillars. Plants are ajacent to the pillars, sounded by sand.

2023 LRVS Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2023 LRVS Thesis Exhibition.

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2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition.

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Undergraduate Viewbook

Eleven undergraduate programs, endless possibilities.

View our undergraduate viewbook online and learn all about PNCA and our programs.

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Graduate Viewbook

Experimental. Interdisciplinary. Collaborative.

View the graduate viewbook online and learn about the MFA/MA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.

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A Creative Mind

A Creative Mind, voices from the PNCA community

Presenting multiple perspectives on topics explored within a creative practice.

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2023

Our Scholarship Promise

PNCA Now Guarantees First-time Freshmen Scholarships for up to five years

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Student Work

Degree Programs

Special Programs

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Special Programs offer a range of expanded learning opportunities for students and the community.

These include projects, workshops, and intensives in applied art and design in the realms of environmental science, technology, science and tech pedagogy, and industrial design. Programs also include a variety of international studies opportunities, an artist residency, and a professional print publishing studio.

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