Expanding the boundaries of traditional graphic design.
We expand the boundaries of traditional graphic design, rooting students in a vital understanding of the relationship between medium and message. This area of study prepares you for the broadest possibilities and most challenging engagements in today’s creative industries.
We learn the history, principles, and major theories of design while acquiring both technical skills and those of ideation, critical evaluation, and revision to create provocative, relevant design solutions. The curriculum encourages integrated design solutions across media and fosters the development of research, critical thinking, and creative practice skills while being grounded in communication theory. Through independent and collaborative projects, students will meet complex conceptual challenges and offer insightful solutions with handcrafted style.
I get a lot of support from the faculty members. A lot of instructors in the design department are also creative directors or professional designers at studios in Portland. I have a lot of professional support so when I leave here, I have a good network...
Launching the next generation of designers and illustrators, Lift Off is PNCA’s annual Design Arts portfolio show.
Congratulations to faculty members Palmarin Merges and Martin French who were each awarded $10,000 by the McGeady Faculty Development Fund at PNCA.
Pacific Northwest College of Art's BFA Design department, MFA in Collaborative Design / MA in Design Systems, and MFA in Applied Craft + Design programs are honored to be hosting several events during the 2018 Design Week Portland festival.
Congratulations to Damien Dawahare and Jack Hale, Communication Design students who were finalists in the Oregon Angel Fund Rebranding Competition.