Expressing tales of the incarcerated through art

Martin French, department head of illustration at PNCA, created three images for "The Inside Stories Project."

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Versatility, freedom define low residency writing program

In PNCA's creative writing MFA, working adults balance life with art.

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'A new day for sculpture': Quantum artist reflects on career

Julian Voss-Andreae ’04 has received international acclaim for his ‘quantum’ sculptures.

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National Portfolio Day!

Pacific Northwest College of Art is excited to host the 2022 Portland National Portfolio Day. Emerging artists and designers can get personalized feedback on improving their portfolios from art schools across the U.S. and Canada. It's free and open to the public.

When: Saturday, November 12th
9 a.m. – 4 p.m with portfolio reviews beginning at noon

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Ranchos de Taos Church, 2019, ​Pastel, art by Jamie Waters

Unlimited 2022

Unlimited 2022, PNCA’s fifth annual alumni salon show, includes work by PNCA alumni artists and designers across a range of media and film.

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2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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2022 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2022 BFA Thesis Exhibition.

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Undergraduate Viewbook

Eleven undergraduate programs, endless possibilities.

View our undergraduate viewbook online and learn all about PNCA and our programs.

Online Viewbook

Graduate Viewbook

Experimental. Interdisciplinary. Collaborative.

View the graduate viewbook online and learn about the MFA/MA programs of the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies.

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These FAQs provide answers for questions students, faculty, and staff might have regarding accessing services during the merger transition period and beyond.

A Creative Mind

Presenting multiple perspectives on topics explored within a creative practice.

Currently accepting applications for Fall 2023

Our Scholarship Promise

PNCA Now Guarantees First-time Freshmen Scholarships for up to five years

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Student Work

Degree Programs

Special Programs

Students working in Design Studio at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) 2017

Special Programs offer a range of expanded learning opportunities for students and the community.

These include projects, workshops, and intensives in applied art and design in the realms of environmental science, technology, science and tech pedagogy, and industrial design. Programs also include a variety of international studies opportunities, an artist residency, and a professional print publishing studio.

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