Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces Focused Institutional Accreditation
January 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2010
Becca Biggs, Director of Communications, Pacific Northwest College of Art
Pacific Northwest College of Art Announces Focused Institutional Accreditation Self-Study With Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
PORTLAND, OR– Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is currently conducting a focused institutional self-study for the College’s regional accreditation agency the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The self-study will focus on the MFA in Visual Studies program including student achievement as well as the MFA in Visual Studies’ impact on the College’s programs, students and infrastructure as a whole.
PNCA will be hosting an accreditation evaluation team from NWCCU for an on-site visit from May 3-5, 2010. PNCA currently holds an accredited status from NWCCU that was reaffirmed on the basis of a Regular Interim Evaluation Report in fall 2007. The PNCA community and public are invited to send comments regarding the College directly to the Commission. Comments will be considered in the institution’s evaluation for accreditation and signed comments will be forwarded, as received, to the institution, evaluation committee and the Commission. Comments can be sent directly to NWCCU at the following address: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, 8060 165th Avenue NE, Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981, phone (425) 558-4224.
Public comments must be received no later than April 3, 2010. Instructions to obtain a copy of the Commission Policy on Public Notification and Third Party comments Regarding Full-Scale Evaluations can be found on the Commission’s website (www.nwccu.org) or by contacting the Commission office at (425) 558-4224.
About Pacific Northwest College of Art
Since its founding in 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has become a leader in innovative educational programs that connect students to a global perspective in the visual arts and design. In addition to its eight Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, PNCA offers graduate education with an MFA in Visual Studies, as well as an MFA in Applied Craft and Design developed in collaboration with the Oregon College of Art and Craft.
PNCA is actively involved in Portland’s cultural life through exhibitions and a vibrant public program of lectures and internationally recognized visiting artists, designers and creative thinkers. With the support of PNCA+FIVE (Ford Institute for Visual Education), the College has a partnership with the nationally acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Craft. For more information, visit www.pnca.edu.
Willamette University and Pacific Northwest College of Art Sign Agreement for PNCA to Become Part of University
PNCA will Join Willamette as an Independent College within the University
Sept. 17, 2020—Willamette University and Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) announced today that they have entered into an agreement for the Northwest’s oldest professional school of art and design to become an integral part of the region’s premier liberal arts university.
Lane Community College and Pacific Northwest College of Art have signed a transfer agreement for LCC art students to enter PNCA as a junior, saving up to two years’ worth of tuition costs.
Portland, OR – March 2, 2020 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is proud to announce that in addition to its inclusion on the recent list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Students, the college has also been ranked on GradReports’ 2020 list of the country’s top MFA programs.
Portland, OR – February 17, 2020 – The Center for Contemporary Art & Culture at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present The Unknown Artist, a multi-event exhibition from curator and artist Lucy Cotter that stages a dialogue around obsolescence, the relative value of making, and its entanglement with artistic authorship and visibility. The exhibition opens on March 5 and runs through April 18, 2020.
Portland, OR — November 4, 2019 – Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is pleased to present Hilltop, a group exhibition of works by Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC) final year students who are completing their BFA degrees at PNCA.