Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)
1241 North West Johnson Street, Portland, OR 97209
Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Oregon, offers a supportive, community-oriented environment in which to pursue a visual arts degree. Pacific Northwest College has connections throughout the Portland art community. Students and graduates, therefore, have access to many professional opportunities.
PNCA awards Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in such concentrations as:
- Communication Design
PNCA also awards several MFA degrees.
PNCA students receive ongoing support from faculty and staff. One way that PNCA does this is by offering small classes with as few as 10 students. Student services also provide personal and academic support, as well as internships at local museums, galleries and other arts organizations.
The PNCA student community also works together, exhibiting their artwork and participating in everything from yoga classes to recreational clubs.
One of the most important parts of the admissions application is the artistic portfolio, which shows the applicant’s creative ability. Additional application requirements include transcripts and an essay outlining one’s creative and professional goals.
Pacific Northwest College of Art awards both talent and need-based scholarships to assist with the cost of tuition. Federal grants and loans, which are strictly need-based financial aid, are also available.
Quick Facts about Pacific Northwest College of Art
Large City Setting
Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
On-Campus Housing Available
- Full-Time Undergrad Students
- Freshman Class
- Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)
Undergraduate vs. Graduate
Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students
Gender of Students
- African American
- American Indian or Alaska native
- Unknown and Other
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