Pacific Northwest College of Art

  • OR


511 NW Broadway
United States

About Us

Pacific Northwest College of Art prepares students for a life of creative practice. 

As Oregon’s premier college of art and design since 1909, Pacific Northwest College of Art has helped shape the region's visual arts landscape for more than a century. PNCA students study with award-winning faculty in small classes. In the last ten years, PNCA has doubled both the student body and full-time faculty, quadrupled its endowment, and added innovative undergraduate and graduate programs.

A capital campaign supported the 2015 move to a new campus on Portland's North Park Blocks and the renovation of its main campus building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design at 511 NW Broadway.

Programs and Degrees

Bachelor of Fine Arts with ten majors
Master of Fine Arts in five programs
Continuing Education Programs for adults and youth
Continuing Education Certificate Programs in Communications Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Drawing + Painting

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