Pacific Northwest College of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private, non-profit art and design college. Founded in 1909 in Portland, Oregon, PNCA offers eleven Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees and eight minors, eight graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees within the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies, a Post-Baccalaureate, and a range of Community Education programs for adults and youth.

PNCA by the Numbers

11 undergraduate majors in art and design
10 minors
graduate degrees in the Hallie Ford School of Graduate Studies
Post-Baccalaureate program

647 students total

Undergraduate Students

125 Graduate Students

1,400 Community Education Students of all ages each year

121 total faculty members

to 1 student to faculty ratio

Long view of the gilded ceiling and globe lights of the Historic Hallway of Pacific Northwest College of Art's (PNCA) downtown Portland,Oregon main campus building 511 NW Broadway


Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design
511 NW Broadway

Glass Building
2139 N Kerby
3D shops and labs

ArtHouse student housing
33 NW Park Avenue

Photo by Adam Simmons, PNCA Class of 2017


Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media
Art Resources Consortium Northwest (ARC NW)
Oregon Independent College Association (OICA)
Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) College Navigator

Visit us

We welcome visitors to our main campus building on Portland's Pearl District on the North Park Block.