Complexity Explorer Santa Few Institute


Degree or Certificate Program

MFA in Collaborative Design at PNCA

PNCA’s MFA in Collaborative Design fosters creative practices that require collaborative, experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving. Using design thinking and methodologies, students cultivate an entrepreneurial and critical approach to meaningfully address the emerging challenges of the 21st century. This distinctive program draws on the city of Portland and the wider Pacific Northwest expanse as a living learning lab of innovative and sustainable business, government, and community practices. Students work with mentors in dynamic teams to assemble and maintain networks of people, places and artifacts (referred to as design ecologies), engaging in iterative design solutions as they respond to project briefs containing environmental, social and technological challenges. The program is enhanced by a number of visiting artists, designers, and scholars, including recent visits by Kevin Carroll, John Fregonese, and Jonah Lehrer, among others.

Pacific Northwest College of Art
Art, Visualization, Master's Program