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Post-Bacc Resident Awarded Full Ride to Stanford

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Post-Baccalaureate Resident Becca Kahn Bloch is accepted to six distinguished MFA programs before accepting a place at Stanford University with full tuition remission

Joining the ranks of Stanford University’s exceptional MFA in Art Practice candidates is Post-Baccalaureate Resident Becca Kahn Bloch. Initially trained as a printmaker with bachelor’s degrees in Studio Art and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies from Oberlin College, Bloch sought to develop her portfolio and skill set before applying to graduate programs. During her time at PNCA, Bloch has broadened her practice beyond printmaking to include painting and sculptural work, and was accepted to six distinguished MFA programs before accepting a place at Stanford University with full tuition remission and a teaching assistantship.

The Master of Fine Arts in Art Practice at Stanford University is among the most prestigious in the nation. Acceptance is limited to just five students per admission cycle. They will dedicate two years to intense study with world-renowned professors at the vast Palo Alto campus. This is the department that produced artists Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Motherwell.

Bloch cites the perfect balance of flexibility and rigor of the Post-Baccalaureate Residency program, as well as the invaluable mentorship of Chair Nan Curtis, as elemental to her success. The Post-Baccalaureate Residency program at PNCA expands the creative potential of its students through mentor-guided independent studio work and coursework to increase breadth of skills and knowledge. Graduates of the program are fully equipped to pursue the most prestigious professional and educational opportunities available. In Bloch’s words, “Before I came to PNCA and participated in the post-bacc program, I was unsure of my trajectory as an artist. Now I am confident in my direction and am excited to continue pursuing a career in art.”

You can view Bloch’s work on her website (beccakahnbloch.com). For more information about the Post-Baccalaureate Residency program, visit pnca.edu.

by Kyle Yoshioka

— Posted on 05/07 at 11:12 AM

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