Pensole Fast Facts

Students are enrolled through and receive course credit through Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Students study at PENSOLE Footwear Design Academy at 10 NW 5th Ave, just blocks from PNCA’s main campus building in the heart of downtown Portland.

Prospective students [apply here]
You will be asked to log in to slideroom to be able to apply.

Deadline to apply:
December 1st, 2017 for International students.
January 7th, 2018 for Domestic students. 


High school graduates over the age of 18 may apply

You must sign up for a SlideRoom account to apply for a class


Tuition: $9,980.


This cost is the same for US and International students. Students who come to us from other institutions may speak with their current financial aid departments to understand if/how they can apply their current financial aid toward this program.


Students are responsible for finding and securing housing for the duration of the intensive. Please see recommendations below.

  • Airbnb
  • Residence Inn: please email for a special PENSOLE rate.
  • Oakwood Apartments: please contact pnca@pensole for a special PENSOLE rate.


The program runs from February 19th, 2018 to May 11, 2018

This 12-week program is structured similarly to a full time job (40 hours a week): 12 hours of lecture, 12 hours of lab (collaboration/workshop), 16 hours of personal work time.