Expanded opportunities for applied creative practice

PNCA's Special Programs offer students opportunities to broaden and deepen their education within a 21st century arts school. These centers for learning uniquely bring the greater creative, scientific, and technological professional communities into PNCA as they simultaneously offer students to expand their practices beyond the classroom and campus.

Special Programs

Art + Science Initiative

Gain valuable experience applying what you learn in the classroom to real world situations and inspire change.

International Week flags in the Atrium at PNCA's main campus building looking through the skylight toward the tower

International Studies

International exchange engenders sensitivity to cultural difference and awareness of culture’s formative effects.

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Make+Think+Code fosters exploration and innovation at the intersection of art, science, technology, and design.

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Leland Iron Works, artist Lee Kelly’s studio and home, is a wood cabin situated among the evergreen trees of Oregon's Cascade Forest.

Leland Iron Works Artist-in-Residency Program

This Artist-in-Residency Program awards five month-long residencies to practicing Oregon artists and four residencies for students and emerging artists at Leland Iron Works.

Storm Tharp and students of the MFA in Print Media program with a large-scale print in Watershed studio

Watershed Fine Art Publishing

Professional fine art publishing in a center for higher learning.

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Photo by Adam Simmons, PNCA Class of 2017