Applying to PNCA

The admissions process at Pacific Northwest College of Art is designed to identify prospective students who have the creative and technical skills, academic dedication, and the motivation and potential to be successful artists and designers.

Questions? We are here to help. Contact admissions@pnca.edu | 503.821.8972

Undergraduate Applications

Undergraduate

High school students, transfer students, veterans, and international students, learn how to apply and what you'll need to gather before beginning the application process.

Valentino Quijano '17 and Lindsey Walker '17 in painting studio in the Falcon Building at Digital Production Studio at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

Undergraduate

Learn about how to prepare your portfolio and the steps you'll take to submit your application online.

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New college students sitting together laughing during the Pacific Northwest College of Art's (PNCA) student orientation day 2015.

Transfer Students

Learn all about the special application requirements for Transfer Students and how we transfer your credits.

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Veterans

Learn about the special application process and requirements for Veterans and their qualified family members. 

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International Students

Learn about the special additional requirements for degree-seeking international students. 

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Graduate Applications

Graduate

The priority deadline for all of the programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies at PNCA is February 1. Applications continue to be accepted after that deadline on a space available basis.

Printmaker and artist, Kanani Miyamoto '17, working in the MFA in Print Media Studios at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

MFA/MA

Learn about how to prepare your portfolio and the steps you'll take to submit your application online.

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Sun-lit printing presses and other various print making equipment, part of the Print Making Lab facilities at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA).

Post-Baccalaureate

Learn about how to prepare your portfolio and the steps you'll take to submit your application online.

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Special Programs

Community Education

PNCA offers courses to community members of all ages. You'll register for these night and weekend classes through our online Community Education catalog.

Make+Think+Code

PNCA's art and technology lab offers a wide range of workshops and classes for all members of the community. See all current workshops on the MTC Eventbrite page. 

PNCA | Pensole

Application for our PNCA | Pensole 12-week Design Intensive is open to all members of the community.

smiling members of PNCA Admissions Team in main corridor of building
From left to right: Sean Bossardet (Admissions Counselor), Nathan Wyrick (Senior Admissions Counselor), Anastasia Greer (Senior Admissions Counselor), Maggie Condit (Senior Admissions Counselor), Katie Sifford (Admissions Counselor), John Summerson (Admissions Counselor), Anna Miltenberger (Director of Admissions), and Lindsay Farr (Admissions Office Manager)

Speak with an Admissions Counselor

We're here to help. If you have any questions about programs or how to apply, our office is open M-F, 9am-5pm PST, or email us and we'll get in in touch as soon as we can!

Office of Admissions
admissions@pnca.edu

503.821.8972

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