Post-Baccalaureate Residency: How to Apply

Application Deadlines for Fall ’16 Semester

PNCA is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application by March 31, 2016.

PNCA is on a rolling admissions cycle for all applicants and will continue to accept applications for review until the program is full. Merit scholarships for the Post-Baccalaureate Residency are still currently available.

Applications are reviewed only after ALL required materials have been submitted.


Applying to PNCA is a simple process!

Step 1:

Review the Post-Baccalaureate Residency Application Checklist below.  This tells you what materials you need to apply.

Step 2:

Submit your Application materials and pay the PNCA Application Fee ($65) at the website  You’ll need to create an account at that website to upload your application.   (Go to Slideroom)

Begin Your Application

Application Checklist:

  • PNCA Post-Baccalaureate Residency Online Application Form at
  • Post-Baccalaureate Residency Application Fee ($65 US)
  • Application Materials:
    • Current Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Statement of Purpose
      • Please use this statement to address the focus of your work and the direction you wish to pursue in the Post-Baccalaureate Residency.
      • Discuss your reasons for applying to PNCA’s Post-Baccalaureate Residency and the artistic goals you wish to achieve during your time in the program.
      • Be specific as to your focus of research and how you see this evolving or changing during your time in the Post-Baccalaureate Residency.
      • Describe the pathway you envision for yourself as part of the program.
      • Discuss the issues, concerns and influences in your work.
    • Portfolio

      • Your portfolio is an extremely important part of your application and the opportunity to present your best and most recent work.  The portfolio review is used to assess the artistic potential of the student.
      • Include 15 to 20 examples of your recent work.
      • If you are including video/audio, no more than six minutes of moving image or sound.
    • Transcript

      • Submit the transcript from the institution that granted your undergraduate degree.  This can be a scan of a paper transcript or a digital file downloaded from your degree-granting school.  If admitted to PNCA, your official transcript in its original sealed envelope will need to be submitted to PNCA before starting classes.
      • For international applicants with transcripts/records in a language other than English, PNCA requires them to be evaluated and translated to English by World Educational Services (WES). Information about WES is available at  Please note:  International students are not eligible to apply to this program, unless they are permanent residents of the United States.         

Have questions about how to apply? No problem!  The Admissions office is happy to help!  Call us at 503-821-8972, or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Ready to start?   Good luck!

Submit Application Materials and pay Application Fee at »

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International Students

Please note:  International students are not eligible to apply to this program, unless they are permanent residents of the United States.

Need Help?

If you need help with how to submit materials once you’re at the website, you can find an FAQ and searchable help.

If you have questions about the PNCA Post-Baccalaureate Residency Online Application Form, Application Fee, or Supplemental Materials, then call the Admissions Office at 503-821-8972 or email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  We’re happy to help!


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