PNCA’s Illustration Program Ranked Top 50 Nationally by Animation Career Review
April 30, 2021
Pacific Northwest College of Art is proud to announce that its Illustration program has been ranked in the top 50 nationally, top 10 on the West Coast, and #1 in the state of Oregon by Animation Career Review (ACR).
ACR has ranked the top animation, design, and gaming programs across the country through annual lists for each state since 2011, and recently started ranking illustration programs in 2019. To determine its illustration lists, ACR reaches out to each school under consideration to determine academic reputation, admission selectivity, depth and breadth of the program, value as it relates to tuition and indebtedness, and employment data.
Among students, PNCA’s Illustration program is a popular one, and fuses the development of personal vision with rigorous professional practice for the responsive skill set required to flourish in a variety of creative markets. Our program’s underlying philosophy is experience and encounter, inviting students to deeply investigate the interplay of imagemaking, design thinking, and social engagement.
Oregon’s Sculptor, Lee Kelly BFA ‘59, passed away on March 28, 2022, at age 89.
Pacific Northwest College of Art is offering an affordable and accessible option for transfer students who want to earn a BFA degree.
We are pleased to announce that Jennifer Cole has accepted our offer to become the next dean of the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA), effective March 2022, and delighted that she will hold Willamette’s first named deanship, recognizing a generous new gift from Jordan D. Schnitzer.
Willamette University and the Pacific Northwest College of Art today finalized their merger, officially making the Northwest’s oldest school of art and design an integral part of the region’s leading liberal arts university.
Schnitzer family's $2M gift to support Willamette University/Pacific Northwest College of Art merger
Willamette will launch a search soon to retain a nationally recognized educator and leader in art and design to serve as PNCA’s new dean. This $2 million gift from the late Arlene Schnitzer will create the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer PNCA Dean’s Initiative Fund, and provide the new PNCA Dean with resources to test new initiatives, facilitate collaboration between the PNCA and Willamette faculties, and more. Please enjoy this video to learn more about this generous gift.