Making Art Matters
It's not too late to apply for Fall 2017
Art and design drive contemporary culture. Nothing as powerfully communicates, energizes, questions, and challenges.
By studying at Pacific Northwest College of Art you will be challenged to radically reimagine what art and design can do in the world. We are dedicated to helping you grow your talent as well as your worldview to help you make the art and the life that you aspire to.
This fall, join our supportive, welcoming community of artists, designers, and scholars
Exciting New Initiatives
As a student this fall you’ll have the opportunity to take full advantage of PNCA’s initiatives that continue to broaden our facilities and add tools (the latest digital as well as traditional) for you to be able make work you have always wanted to make.
Make+Think+Code Opened Spring 2017
Make+Think+Code is PNCA’s new research studio and lab centered on the intersection of art, science, technology, and design. MTC emphasizes experimentation with emerging technologies, (digital) fabrication, creative coding, data science and visualization, design-thinking, robotics, the internet of things, and smart technologies.
Art and Ecology, New Minor Starting Fall 2017
Develop a broad understanding of urgent and evolving ecological concerns in our new Art and Ecology minor. You'll learn how art and design can effect change and create dialogue, making you a part of the conversation and not just an observer.
Art and Science Initiative
The Art + Science Initiative at PNCA offers residencies, commissions, and grant awards to student artists for art and design projects in relation to science and the natural world. It also sponsor lectures, workshops, and field trips.
Our BridgeLab Career Center
The BridgeLab Career Center is where students and alumni find help and support to build their careers as working artists or designers. BridgeLab gives you access to: skill-building sessions, workshops, entrepreneurial development and training, and jobs and internships to help you gain valuable experience, build your professional network.
PNCA's International Studies program supports a growing international exchange program through articulation agreements with international partners.
Laptop Software Program Starting Fall 2017
PNCA will be offering a free software program to all students staring in the fall of 2017 to give you instant access to the main programs you'll need to hit the ground running in all of your classes. Sofware included in this initiative are Adobe programs (Photoshop, Illustrator etc.), Microsoft platforms (including Microsoft Word), and drivers for common area printers and copiers. Through this program, you'll have access to these platforms anytime right from on your personal laptop.
Learn more about what being a student at PNCA means including:
- Undergraduate Programs
- Areas of Study
- Portland, Oregon
- Financial Aid
- Student Wellness
- Upcoming Campus Events
- Guest Lectures
Our Admissions Counselors are more than happy to speak with you directly about any questions you have. Contact their office below: