Welcome to PNCA
We invite you to explore our many academic pathways, special programs and browse through what everyday life is like here at PNCA.
Explore all of our undergraduate and graduate programs as well as our special programs which offer a range of expanded learning opportunities for students and the community.
Explore our programs
Get to know PNCA
Learn more about us, a 100+ year-old institution with our eyes on the future.
Before you apply you may want to learn about the application process and what you need to include with your portfolio. If you are a transfer student the process will be different, learn more about the application requirements and opportunities available to you. Any questions about this process can be directed to the Admissions Office.
The portfolio and application
Imagine life at PNCA
Imagine what life would be like at PNCA where we're all here because we live and breathe art and design. We're located in the heart of a creative and progressive city in the gallery district. Schedule a visit and tour our campus to see the buildings and facilities you will think and make in. Or participate in our summer Pre-College program to get a true taste of college life.
One thing that’s woven throughout your four years here is what we call “professional practice” or learning what you need to know to be a successful creative professional. BridgeLab hosts programs to help prepare you for the professional world. And through our exclusive PNCA job board, PNCA|JobWorks, we also help connect you with job and internship opportunities where you can develop those skills on the job. Be sure to browse our programs to see Opportunities and Careers for each program.