Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private, non-profit art and design college. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees and eight minors, eight graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate, and a range of Community Education programs for adults and youth.

PNCA by the Numbers

11 undergraduate majors in art and design
8 minors
8
graduate degrees in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
1
Post-Baccalaureate program


647 students total



522
Undergraduate Students

125 Graduate Students

1,400 Community Education Students of all ages each year

121 total faculty members

9
to 1 student to faculty ratio

Programs and Degrees

Undergraduate Programs

Animated Arts
Graphic Design
Creative Writing
General Fine Arts
Illustration
Interactive Design
Intermedia
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
Video and Sound

Graduate Programs

Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing
Low-Residency MFA in Visual Studies
MA in Critical Studies
MA in Design Systems
MFA in Applied Craft and Design
MFA in Collaborative Design
MFA in Print Media
MFA in Visual Studies

Community Education programs for adults and youth

Community Education Certificate programs in Communication Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Drawing + Painting

Facilities

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway

Glass Building
2139 N Kerby
3D shops and labs

ArtHouse student housing
33 NW Park Avenue

Affiliations

Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
cumulus: International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Art Resources Consortium Northwest (ARC NW)
Oregon Independent College Association (OICA)
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) College Navigator

Visit us

We welcome visitors to our main campus building on Portland's Pearl District on the North Park Block.

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