Willamette University celebrates completion of merger with Pacific Northwest College of Art

Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.

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PNCA Alumni Featured in New York Times Article

PNCA alums Demian DinéYazhi' ’13 and Lehuauakea ’18 discuss their influences and practices.

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PNCA’s Illustration Program Ranked Top 50 Nationally by Animation Career Review

ACR has ranked the top animation, design, and gaming programs across the country through annual lists for each state since 2011.

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Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger

Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.

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2021 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2021 BFA Thesis Exhibition.

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2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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2021 MFA First-Year Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2021 MFA First-Year Exhibition (There is no) "There, There".

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