Add your flag to our alumni community!

Add your flag to our alumni community!

welcome, International StudentS!

Along with a multi-disciplinary focus and collaborative spirit, MFA Applied Craft + Design also warmly welcomes international students as they enrich our community with new perspectives. Since 2009, many have come far and wide, accounting for nearly 20% of this program's student body. PNCA provides specific services to help guide the international student through orientation, immigration, academic advising, mentor based connections, academic tutoring, fellowships and off campus paid internships. We are dedicated to providing the support needed for everyone to feel safe, comfortable and successful on campus.


Pacific Northwest College of Art: 

International students on an F-1 are able to participate in internships  through Curricular Practical Training (CPT) beginning in their second year. Upon successful completion of AC+D program, international students may also be eligible for Optional Practical Training (OPT) which is temporary full-time employment directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization after graduation.

All domestic and international students receive tuition scholarships that range from 10 - 60% and are awarded based on merit and need. 

Accepted students that fly in to visit AC+D are eligible to receive a non-renewable PNCA Campus Visit Scholarship for $1,500. This Scholarship is awarded once both flight receipt and tuition deposit have been received by Graduate Admissions.



For international applicants with original undergraduate transcripts in a language other than English, PNCA requires an official English translated version to be evaluated by World Educational Services (WES). Official English translation information is available at under "Required Documents": enter "Country" and "Higher Education", then reference the "Document Translations" section. *Official English translation must take place prior to review. **WES evaluations must be received before I-20 documents can be completed for accepted International applicants.

For questions about International Student Application requirements, please contact, Rianna Robertson-Levy at