In recognition of Black History Month, PNCA recognizes Adrian Piper and her critically acclaimed video installation titled Cornered (1998), where viewers are encouraged to acknowledge miscegenation in America and challenge themselves to honestly address Black ancestry.
PNCA alumni create a replicable model that other museums and institutions can utilize in response to calls for systemic change.
The future relationship will expand academic opportunities for both communities and will deepen the connections among art, design, liberal arts and the sciences. Together, Willamette University and PNCA will become a regional hub for the arts and collectively redefine the future of art and design education.
Currently accepting applications for Fall 2021
Eleven undergraduate programs, endless possibilities.
View our undergraduate viewbook online and learn all about PNCA and our programs.
Experimental. Interdisciplinary. Collaborative.
View the graduate viewbook online and learn about the MFA/MA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate StudiesOnline Viewbook
BFA and MFA Thesis Galleries
Visit our online gallery to view PNCA BFA and MFA student portfolios, and more!View Gallery
Unlimited 2020 Alumni Salon Show
Unlimited 2020, PNCA’s fourth annual alumni salon show, includes work by more than 80 PNCA alumni artists and designers and features panel discussions every Friday in October at noon.View Gallery
Special Programs offer a range of expanded learning opportunities for students and the community.
These include projects, workshops, and intensives in applied art and design in the realms of environmental science, technology, science and tech pedagogy, and industrial design. Programs also include a variety of international studies opportunities, an artist residency, and a professional print publishing studio.