Faculty & Facilities

Our award-winning faculty and state-of-the-art tools and labs help push your illustration to a higher level. All of the studios and labs across departments are open and available to you for producing your work. Our students work in the printmaking studio, Wacom Lab, and more.

Department Head

Martin French

BFA Chair; Department Head, Illustration; Associate Professor in Illustration, BFA Thesis


Martin French is an illustrator, designer and educator. His distinctive style, an interplay of marks, signs, and symbols spanning a diverse media context, has been recognized internationally for its dynamic visual exploration of life and culture.

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Past Faculty


You will make your mark in our light filled studios and in our Wacom Lab.

Wacom Lab

The Wacom Lab makes Wacom's Cintiqs, IntuosPro Tablets, and Mobile Studio Pros available to any student during building hours. Wacom stylus pens may be checked out from the Media Resource Center for three-hour blocks.

Professional Digital Fine Art Printing Lab

In the Professional Digital Fine Art Printing Lab our state-of-the-art printers and scanners are all calibrated to industry standards and support large format professional printing.

Publication Lab

The Publications Lab, together with the Production Center next door, has all the tools you need for making books, zines and other publications. The PubLab also houses PNCA’s Risograph Studio with four risograph machines and an ever growing number of print colors.

Facilities and Equipment

  • Printmaking Studio
    Houses a large and varied collection of both contemporary and traditional printmaking facilities, presses, processing rooms, printers, stations and equipment.
  • Wacom Lab
    A first of its kind among colleges, our WACOM lab houses a variety of digital tablets and touchscreen computers that are accessible by all students.
  • Make+Think+Code
    Our technology-focused lab that offers classes, workshops and access to a wide-range of contemporary technology, digital tools and facilities.
  • Albert Solheim Library
    A two-story facility that houses a collection of over 30,000 books and other items and a number of computer workstations.
  • Animation Lab
    Features state-of-the-art workstations and suites to accommodate 2D, 3D, digital, analog and linear animation with access to unique equipment.
  • Woodshop
    An extensive collection of traditional and contemporary woodworking tools and a welding and metal working area.
  • Ceramics Studio
    Houses pottery and glass kilns for fusing and slumping and a plaster and slip cast mold making facility.
  • Photography Lab
    Supports both traditional and digital fine art photography and processing with with large format capacity and professional lighting studio and cyc wall.
  • Professional Digital Fine Art Printing Lab
    State-of-the-art printers and scanners calibrated to industry standards and support for large format professional printing.

All campus resources are available to you

Every door is open to you. All of the tools in all of the labs across campus are available for your making.