AC+D is going to SOFA Chicago! 

november 2 -5, 2017

Stop by our booth (#SE122) to see our exhibition: Thinking Through Making which will showcase a few of the characteristics that make this graduate program truly distinct: the Design Build Intensive, mentor/student relationship, Creative Entrepreneurship, material exploration with wild abandon and the hybrid potential of a studio practice.

Amy Santoferraro, AC+D Program Manager, will also be moderating the panel: Learning is Doing. Mentoring, a relationship focused on the development of skill and self, has become more prevalent and pertinent in the academic world of art and design. Designed to ease the transition from student to practitioner it can be utilized to refine skill, expand practical knowledge and promote real world experience with a practicing professional. This panel will discuss the benefits and potential challenges of mentoring in academia and look at community engagement as an alternative form of continuing education. Panelists include: Courtney Kemp, Norman Teague, Randy Higgins, Eric Trine, Sara Black


Connecting design thinking to design doing, Oregon College of Art and Craft and Pacific Northwest College of Art have collaborated to create a unique MFA Program grounded in hands-on making, entrepreneurial strategies, and social and environmental engagement.

Combining a mentor-based approach with an exceptional visiting artists program, students work one-on-one with nationally and internationally recognized designers, makers, and scholars in a self-directed curriculum that challenges them to bring to life the full strength of their ideas and skills.

With a curriculum focused on the development of a strong artistic voice, the realization of work for a specific community or client, and entrepreneurism that connects making a living with making a difference, the MFA in Applied Craft and Design is the only graduate program of its kind. 

Download the MFA in Applied Craft and Design program brochure. 



The MFA in Applied Craft + Design Program is a joint program offered through the Oregon College of Art and Craft and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.