Alumni Benefits

The PNCA Alumni Council and Office of Alumni Relations are dedicated to expanding the artistic, education, and career resources available to our alumni community.

Benefit Details

Benefits for all alumni

We welcome anyone who has completed two or more semesters at PNCA or the Museum Art School to take advantage of these alumni benefits. This list is always expanding. To find out about new benefits, be sure to sign up for our Alumni Newsletter. In addition to alerts about new alumni benefits, you'll learn about current alumni exhibitions, College updates, and exciting alumni-only opportunities.

It is our pleasure to offer the following artistic, educational, and professional resources to the PNCA alumni community:

  • Bimonthly Alumni Newsletter. Sign up here to receive regular email updates promoting current alumni exhibitions and projects, news from your alma mater, and other opportunities and programs just for PNCA alumni. You can check out the archive here!
  • Education Discounts
  • Professional Development
    • Year-Round one-on-one career advising appointments and professional development workshops through PNCA's BridgeLab Career Services(Note: This benefit is available to people who have graduated from a BFA, MFA, or MA degree program at PNCA or the Museum Art School).
    • Access to PNCA | JobWorks, a PNCA-only job board for opportunities, commissions, and internships JUST for PNCA students and alumni.
    • Alumni who graduated in 2012 or more recently can take advantage of SALT— a program offering financial education and free assistance with student loan management.
  • Creative Practice
    • Opportunities to exhibit work in PAGE Space, PNCA's dedicated on-campus alumni gallery. For more information about upcoming calls for work, visit the PAGE Space page.
    • Exhibition and project promotion on PNCA.edu and social media. Fill out this form to send us information about upcoming exhibitions and projects. Let us help you amplify good news about your career. Got something else to brag about? Let us know!
    • We're continuing our successful pilot program for another summer. All PNCA alumni have access to PNCA workshops, studios, and labs from June 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018 for $99. Got a project you've been jonesing to finish but need access to a letterpress? This is your chance. You can find more information about specific studios below.
  • Special Events
  • Access to PNCA's world-class art library! 
    • PNCA Alumni receive library borrowing privileges for life! The library’s collection is constantly expanding, so drop by and explore all that’s available to you. For more information about borrowing privileges, visit the library website(Note: This benefit is available to people who have graduated from a BFA, MFA, or MA degree program at PNCA or the Museum Art School).
  • A 3,000+ Nationwide Alumni Network
  • Access to the Office of Alumni Relations to share ideas, accomplishments, stories, or discuss networking opportunities. Contact us at (503) 821-8887 or alumni@pnca.edu.

Summer Access to PNCA Studios and Workshops!

We're continuing our successful pilot program for another summer. All PNCA alumni have access to PNCA workshops, studios, and labs from June 1, 2018 - August 1, 2018 for $99. Got a project you've been wanting to finish but need access to a letterpress? This is your chance. You can find more information about specific studios below. Or click register to 

Summer Studio Form

Summer Access program details

PNCA Alumni Relations is pleased to announce that we will be opening facilities to alumni access at the cost of $99. From the dates of June 1 - August 1. PNCA Alumni who complete a signed and dated liability waiver will have access to the Animated Arts Lab, Darkroom, Digital Print Studio (DPS), Make+Think+Code, Printmaking Studio, Video + Sound Lab, Wacom Lab, Welding Studio, Ceramics Studio, Woodshop, and BridgeLab Career Center ...all summer long. First-year alumni will not have to cover the fee!

This is a four step process:
All participating alumni will need to turn in a signed and dated liability waiver here. If you're having trouble with the form, please contact alumni@pnca.edu.

The last page of the liability form will lead you to a payment site where you’ll be able to cover your fee. You will receive a confirmation email, which is your pass to the studios.

When you arrive at PNCA, you must show your email confirmation pass to the front desk as well as your PNCA ID. (You must do this every time you enter the building) If you don’t have an ID, you can get one made for you at help desk inside the library (Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm.) Now you are ready to use the studios, head to your lab and sign in!

Things to note:
- Alumni using PNCA studios will need to bring their own materials. There is no storage space for alumni materials. 
- Alumni cannot use PNCA facilities to work on commercial jobs.
Currently enrolled students (BFA, MFA, and Continuing Education) have first dibs on facilities and tools.
- Alumni must follow all safety rules and facility etiquette.
Facility access is at the discretion of the Studio Managers and can be revoked.
- We expect that you have experience with the tools and techniques of a studio/shop/lab. Studio Managers and Assistants will be on site to answer questions but cannot offer training in new processes.
- Street parking only. The lot is reserved for staff and faculty working over the summer.
- Because each facility has its own equipment and staffing considerations, there may be specific requirements and hours for each studio/shop. For more information about each facility and to fill out the required Liability Waivers, look below or email alumni@pnca.edu. Please keep in mind that this is a pilot project. Thank you for your patience as we iron out the details and determine its feasibility moving forward.

Summer Studio Hours and Studio Contact

3D Studios: Welding, Ceramics, and Wood Shop
WHERE:
Falcon Building
(321 NW Glisan)
HOURS: Mon, Wed,
and Fri 12PM - 8PM
CONTACT: Nicholas Patton (npatton@pnca.edu)
** You must check out a key card from the Help Desk (M-F 9AM - 5:30PM inside the library) that will be activated for Mon, Wed, and Friday 12PM -8PM in order to get into the 3D studios. You must return the keycard by Aug 1st.

Animated Arts Studio
June 1- August 1
Building hours 8am - 10pm 
Maxwell Brown. mbrown@pnca.edu

Darkroom
June 1 - August 4
Building hours 8am - 10pm 
Teresa Christiansen: tchristiansen@pnca.edu

Digital Print Studio
June 11 - August 3
Tuesday 6-9pm, Wednesday 1:30-5pm, Thursday 10am - 1:30pm
Tiara Johnson. tjohnson@pnca.edu 

Make+Think+Code
June 1 - August 1 
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11am - 4pm
Megan McKissack: mmckissack@pnca.edu

Printmaking Studio
June 1 - August 1
Building hours 8pm - 10pm 
Heather McLaughlin. hmclaughlin@pnca.edu 
You must schedule an orientation with Heather before you can use the print studio and review Studio Access Policy on the right hand side of the Printmaking Department Homeroom page. 

Video+Sound Studio
June 1 - August 1 
Building hours 8am - 10pm 
Maxwell Brown. mbrown@pnca.edu

Wacom Lab
June 1 - August 1
Building hours 8pm - 10pm
Sarah Meadows smeadows@pnca.edu

BridgeLab Career Center
All year long! 
Monday - Friday 9pm - 5pm 
Ashley Robinson: arobinson@pnca.edu

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Office of Alumni Relations
503.821.8887
alumni@pnca.edu

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