Priority application deadline for Fall 2020 is February 1st. Guaranteed entrance scholarships for all accepted students.
The Critical Studies class of 2020 recently spent a week at Caldera for a writing retreat!
Join us November 22 + 23, PNCA’s Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies will host a free, two-day interdisciplinary symposium to promote dialog on the interplay of environmentalism, social justice, design, education, and the arts!!
Please join the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at our Annual Open Studios, November 9th, 5:00-9:00pm!
November 6, 2019: Lecture by Emi Koyama
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies Program in partnership with PICA, is proud to present a free public lecture by Emi Koyama, a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual, on November 6th, 6:30pm.
"Better Than Nothing" the work of MA Critical Studies/MFA Visual Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis, in the PNCA 157 Gallery
Now on view in the PNCA 157 Gallery: Better Than Nothing, the work of MA Critical Studies/MFA Visual Studies candidate Krista Anara Cibis!!
Pacific Northwest College of Art is now accepting graduate applications for Fall 2020! Applications are available online and the priority deadline is February 1, 2020 for all of our programs!!
The Critical Studies Program is pleased to announce guest scholar, Michael Stone-Richards, recently the recipient of a Warhol Foundation Grant, will be teaching a Graduate Seminar in the upcoming Fall Term!!
Wednesday, November 6:30pm in the Mediatheque
The MA in Critical Studies program in collaboration with the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art is excited to welcome Emi Koyama to present a public lecture on her work and research as part of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies Lecture Series.
Emi Koyama is a multi-issue social justice activist, writer, and rogue intellectual. Emi often writes and speaks out about feminism, sexual and domestic violence, sex work/trade and trafficking, queer and trans liberation, intersex and disability issues, among others.
Free and open to the public. ASL interpretation provided.
Dr. Sami Schalk will be a visiting scholar in the Critical Studies program for the upcoming Fall 2019 semester
Macarena Gómez-Barris to keynote PNCA's 2019 Graduate Symposium
Her lecture is Friday, November 22, from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Mediatheque
Recent Critical Studies alum, Sean Yeager, just presented their research on Assata Shakur's autobiography at the 2019 International Conference on Narrative in Pamplona, Spain.
Many congratulations to the first graduating class of the MA in Critical Studies program! Having completed their thesis projects, the members of our graduating cohort are stepping out into the world.
This week, the first year MA candidates and dual MA/MFA students in the Critical Studies program proposed their thesis topics. We are very excited to have a cohort which will be covering such a wide variety of topics.
Class of '19 Critical Studies MA Candidate, Ellena Basada, has been selected for a Fulbright award to Germany
Follow Ellena on Twitter: @vaginihilism
Call for Proposals: Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies 2019 Graduate Symposium on Art and Environmental Justice
The documentary short film A Normal Girl produced by Shawna Lipton is a Finalist in The American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival
Kate Baker Williams, Ashley Couch, and Laura Nash led the round table discussion Concerning Care in Institutions.
PNCA’s Critical Studies and Creative Writing Programs Sponsor AWP Conference in Portland, March 28-30
PNCA’s MA in Critical Studies, BFA and Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing programs are Patron Sponsors of this year’s Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) annual conference being held at the Oregon Convention Center from Thursday, March 28 to Saturday, March 30th.
Opening Borders, Tearing Down Walls, With Alex Sager Chair of the Philosophy Department at PSU
Thursday April 4 11am-12:30pm, Room 413
Chair Shawna Lipton's write-up of Chris Kraus's visit to the Critical Studies Program on Oregon Arts Watch
You can read Lipton's article and watch the lecture video here:
Tuesday Feb. 19, 2019 from 6:30-8:30 pm in the Mediatheque
Mohanad Elshieky is a stand up comedian based in Portland, Oregon. Originally from Libya, Mohanad brings a unique perspective to the comedy scene, not afraid to say what on his mind, he discusses politics, racial issues and has an opinion on everything
Thursday, Feb. 14 from 11:00-12:30, Hammer
Jasmine Johnson will address and validate triggers, by offering coping mechanisms for sexual trauma; as well as for family, friends, and community allies wanting to provide support.
From The Spirituals to Hip-Hop, Friday, February 15th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Mediatheque
This presentation is a multimedia musical journey through the history of Black art, Black culture, and the Black experience in America led by renowned hip hop artist and community organizer Hasan Salaam.
Author, publisher, and critic Chris Kraus joins the MA in Critical Studies program to talk about her new collection, Social Practices, on Thursday, January 24, 6:30pm!!