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Start your career with PNCA’s graduate programs

Attention college seniors! If you're unsure about your next steps after graduation, Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) has an exciting opportunity for you.

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Portland Community College Willow Creek campus

Portland Community College and Pacific Northwest College of Art Sign Transfer Agreement

Students from the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon will now have easier access to a BFA from the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

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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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2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2023 MFA Thesis Exhibition.

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2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition

Pacific Northwest College of Art proudly presents the 2023 BFA Thesis Exhibition.

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PNCA 2023 1st year MFA Show

l'appel du vide

The Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies presents l'appel du vide, first year exhibition. Presenting works from Applied Craft + Design, Collaborative Design, Print Media, Visual Studies, and Post-Baccalaureate.

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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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Undergraduate Viewbook

Eleven undergraduate programs, endless possibilities.

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

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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

A Creative Mind, voices from the PNCA community

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

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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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