Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University

MFA Program

Program Established: 
Portland, OR
Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Translation, Cross-Genre
2 Years
Incoming Class Size: 
Application Deadline: 
October 1, 2022
Application Fee: 
Contact E-mail: 
Contact Name: 
Jay Ponteri
Core Faculty Includes: 

Lead Faculty: Alison C Rollins

Core Faculty: Alejandro de Acosta, Jess Arndt, Matt Hart, Sara Jaffe, LaTanya McQueen, Poupeh Missaghi, Vi Khi Nao, Brandon Shimoda, Dao Strom, Asiya Wadud, Tyrone Williams

Past guest artists: Venita Blackburn, Jenny Boully, K-Ming Chang, Renee Gladman, Cedar Sigo

Funding/Employment Opportunities: 

Funding opportunities include Leadership Scholarships available for BIPOC students.

Other Features: 

Situated in a school of art and design known for its strong support of interdisciplinary practices, this program encourages experimentation within and across writing forms, genres, and mediums along with a variety of publishing formats to include print, digital, sound, performance, and text-image works. The program invites writers of all ages, aesthetics, and temperaments to complete their writing apprenticeship in an inclusive and rigorous community of makers and writers.

The deadline is October 1 for the January residency and February 1 for the June/July residency.