2022 Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University BFA Undergraduate Programs

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Artwork: Mallary Wilson, '20 Photo: Adam Simmons, '17
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ACTIVE AGENTS OF CHANGE

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PORTLAND, OREGON IS A COMMUNITY-MINDED CITY WHERE CREATIVES WORK TOGETHER TOWARD A MORE SUPPORTIVE AND EQUITABLE FUTURE.

The Portland community is deeply invested in trying to create a more equitable and just experience for everyone. As a center of creative culture in Portland, PNCA's artists and designers continually engage in a critical dialogue of conventional systems and institutions. We constantly seek new ways to elevate empathy and celebrate the different lived experiences that are the strength and beauty of our community. And, we show up! We're a community not afraid to gather in the streets to realize our collective power.

An incredibly vibrant artistic energy drives us in a region known for visual art, design, performance, music, and stop-motion animation. There's a profound commitment to preserving and spending time in our region's wild natural spaces.

Also food! That spirit of creativity and experimentation extends into the food carts and restaurants that abound in Portland, all supported by the organic agriculture thriving in the surrounding Willamette Valley.

Portland is an ideal incubator for collaboration, exploring bold ideas, and taking risks. Our creative community is a place of interconnectivity, where you can explore, collaborate, and evolve a life-long creative practice.

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BFA PROGRAMS, ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES.

There are no lecture halls at PNCA. Your professors are working artists and designers with realworld experience. Class sizes are small and everyone here is deeply committed to art and design.

In every major, you will develop creative, technical, and professional skills, productive studio habits, and the ability to communicate and collaborate. You will learn to think critically about your own work, the work of others, and the world beyond.

10 MAJORS Animated Arts Creative Writing General Fine Arts Graphic Design Illustration Intermedia Undergraduate Programs ELEVEN
Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Video + Sound
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ANIMATED ARTS

Animated Arts invites you to reimagine ways to create framebased work by combining fine art creative practices and digital technology.

Our production-based program is designed to build skills in both animation principles and ideation, allowing students to develop a strong personal voice and style to drive projects and collaborative productions. Student work includes character-driven narrative, poetic experimental, non-fiction documentary, gaming, gallery installation, and interactive projection. Facilities support 2D drawn, 3D digital, stop-motion animation and fabrication, AR/ VR, and animation for gaming. Visiting artists, creative thinkers, and innovative technicians from Portland’s lively animation scene enrich the learning experience and create bridges to post PNCA career opportunities.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

PAMELA GUEST, ’18

Pamela Guest is an illustrator, animator, and emerging director.

During her time at PNCA, she received a Princess Grace Film Scholarship for her film Small.

Using her strong online platform, she landed a paid internship at a New York design firm over the summer of 2016.

Top Right: Pamela Guest, '18

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CREATIVE WRITING

Innovation, experimentation, and crossing creative boundaries to develop a unique style are fundamental to the program. Creative Writing at PNCA prepares students for careers as creative professionals by focusing on the craft of writing in the context of a variety of media platforms, including print, digital, illustration, graphic design, animation, video, and sound.

Alumni Spotlight MATTHEW LAYNG ’17

Matthew Layng is a poet and sculptor. After spending time abroad honing his creative skills, he returned to Oregon where he is the director of The Orchards, a sculpture park and exhibition space. His work has been exhibited at Cranbrook.

Top and Bottom Left: Madeleine Barbier, ’18

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Within a school for art and design, Creative Writing offers a unique opportunity to explore the written word’s relationship to contemporary art through interdisciplinary and hybrid forms.

GENERAL FINE ARTS

This program offers students the opportunity to experiment with different mediums and cultivate a boundary crossing artistic style. Because careers in the arts are continually evolving, GFA encourages adaptability and an entrepreneurial outlook. GFA is a curricular pathway that enables students to take classes from all other BFA departments.

Alumni Spotlight

SWAN STEVESKI, ‘21 Swan Steveski is an interdisciplinary artist. Swan’s thesis project is a side-scrolling walking simulator/visual novel/ interactive poem, “How Come I Just Keep Going in Circles.” It focuses on themes of worry, change, loneliness, and dissociation. The combination of coding as an artistic medium, poetry, and handmade imagery create a 2D/3D/digital juxtaposition aesthetic.

Right: Swan Steveski,

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General Fine Arts offers broad exposure to the studio arts, with a focus on materials and processes, encouraging you to explore widely while developing competencies in multiple art practices.
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GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic design is, at its core, the art of visual communication. While the curriculum of the graphic design program is rooted in the fundamentals of type and composition, we encourage students to find the right form for their message by pushing the boundaries of what design can be. Students can expand their work by incorporating elements from different artistic mediums including photography, animation, printmaking, and illustration, as well as interactive design. Projects ranging from print to web to experimental forms prepare students to enter a rapidly evolving field.

Top Left: Trung Bao, '20

Bottom Left: Austin Meros, '20

Alumni Spotlight

TRUNG BAO, ’20

Trung Bao is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and designer. He is a co-founder of the design collective Fustic. Studio where he produces visuals and experiences for music events, exhibitions, and commercials. Fustic has worked with people and brands such as Billie Eilish, Bad Bunny, Adidas, Adult Swim, Awkwafina, and Eric Andre. Trung Bao is also the World Beatbox Camp Solo Champion, American Vice Beatbox Champion 2016, and placed top 4 in the Grand Beatbox Battle 2017.

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Graphic Design pushes the boundaries of visual communication while rooting you in understanding the vital relationship between medium and message.

ILLUSTRATION

Illustration has always situated itself in the intersection of art and design. The Illustration curriculum allows each student to thoroughly investigate the multiple facets of illustration as an art form. Twentyfirst century illustrators have moved beyond simply illustrating stories in books and magazines, and are conceptualizers, character designers, world builders, game designers, problem solvers, storytellers, and innovative imagemakers in industries ranging from publishing to fashion to animation to virtual reality. From analog and digital media to conceptual development and cultural literacy, the program incorporates a wide range of skills to help students develop a personal style.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT TERRY BLAS, ’10

Terry Blas is the illustrator and writer behind the comics You Say Latino and You Say Latinx. His original graphic novels are Dead Weight: Murder at Camp Bloom, Hotel Dare, and Lifetime Passes. Other comics he has written for include Steven Universe, Rick and Morty, and the official Ariana Grande comic. His most recent work includes the Mexican, Marvel comics, superhero series, Reptil, and a graphic novel biography of Cesar Chavez called Who Was the Voice of the People?

Top Right: Audrey Meschter, '23

Top Right: Kaylee Berry, '24

Bottom Left and Right: Terry Blas, '10

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Our underlying philosophy is experience and encounter, inviting students to deeply investigate the interplay of image-making, design thinking, and social engagement.
Undergraduate Programs | Illustration
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INTERMEDIA

Students in the Intermedia program receive personalized mentorship as they design an interdisciplinary pathway, incorporating the art and design practices of their choosing. Utilizing every lab and studio on campus, students build their understanding of existing techniques while developing skills in emergent practices. These practices are often tied to experimentation, problemsolving, and verbal and written communication skills. Innovative faculty as well as visiting artists, designers, and scholars mentor students as they synthesize art and design’s existing and emerging strategies into a unique creative practice. Students go on to work in creative, commercial, non-profit,

corporate, academic, and cultural organizations with a nimble ability to lead, collaborate, and innovate in a rapidly changing world.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT ALEJANDRA ARIAS SEVILLA, ’20 Alejandra Arias Sevilla is an interdisciplinary artist and printer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has been shown with the Nat Turner Project, Black Fish Gallery, and Converge 45. She is the 2021 awardee of the Undergrowth Educational Print Fund at Mullowney Printing and the Stelo Letterpress Residency.

Top Left: Alejandra Arias Sevilla, ’20

Bottom Left: Johanna Oppeqk, ’20

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Intermedia offers a researchfocused and conceptually driven program.

PAINTING

Painting begins with the development of core observational and compositional skills, including the use of painting and drawing materials.

Throughout the program, students build on their foundational understanding of painting principles to achieve mastery within the discipline and explore broad interdisciplinary study. Electives in Illustration, Printmaking, and Graphic Design are encouraged to enhance professional opportunities. Our faculty of professional artists support and challenge students as they develop an individual vision, voice, and mastery of forms through rigorous studio practice. Visiting artists, lectures, and critical discourse broaden students’ perspectives and stimulate investigations into the historical, cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical contexts of the field.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

OLIVIA HARWOOD, ’21 Olivia Harwood has exhibited work at Fuller Rosen Gallery in Portland. Raised in the Midwest, now based in Portland, Oregon, Harwood takes much inspiration from her current environment, previous surroundings, and childhood upbringing. Working mainly with acrylic and oil paint, Harwood wants the audience to be able to connect their memories to relatable images and icons within her work.

Top Right: Olivia Harwood, ’21 Bottom Right: Shannon Driscoll, '21

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Undergraduate Programs | Painting
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26 Undergraduate Programs | Photography
Emily
Lint, ’18

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography is a primary form of communication in today’s visual world. In the Photography program, students will explore the infinite possibilities in contemporary image-making by building a strong foundation in analog and digital techniques and lighting strategies. Our curriculum balances practical skills with theory and critical analysis to enable students to develop a personal style and perspective. Courses examine photography’s broad range of contexts in society as well as the ethics and personal responsibility of photographers. Students explore how the language of photography can be a tool for social justice and cultural analysis.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT EMILY LINT, ’18

Emily Lint’s studio practice uses mirrors, plexiglass, mylar, and light to manipulate the viewer’s perception of space and reality. Her photographs of constructed abstract scenes dissolve the limits of the photographic frame through visual illusion. In her thesis project, she developed an immersive mirror sculpture installation. Photographs projected onto mirrors explore the push and pull between reality and magic. Her work has been exhibited at the University of Iowa, LightBox Photographic Gallery, Blackbox Gallery, and Blue Sky Gallery.

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To be a photographer today is to place yourself in the center of a world where image-making possibilities are endless and where you can decide when to embrace tradition and when to reject it.

PRINTMAKING

Printmaking immerses students in traditional and contemporary methods, processes, and ideas related to the constantly evolving medium of visual art and design.

Through a rich, interdisciplinary studio experience, students will explore intaglio, lithography, relief printing, screenprinting, monotype, letterpress, book-making, artist publications, digital, and 3D printing. Our program values community, exposing students to diverse perspectives as well as a wide range of technologies. By delving into tradition and focusing on experimentation and the potential of the multiple, students develop a personal voice to communicate ideas and themes through their prints.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT

VANESSA KAUFFMAN ZIMMERLY, ’09 Vanessa Kauffman Zimmerly is a writer, editor, and visual artist. After PNCA, she went on to earn her MA in Visual and Critical Studies at California College of the Arts. She is co-founder and co-editor of Volumes Volumes and is an editorial member of Kelsey Street Press, a literary publisher in Berkeley, CA. Vanessa has also worked at several fine letterpress studios in Portland and the Bay Area.

Top Right: Vanessa Kauffman Zimmerly, ’09

Bottom Right: Angelica Trimble, ’18

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30 Undergraduate Programs | Sculpture

SCULPTURE

In the Sculpture program, students are encouraged to investigate a dynamic spectrum of sculptural methods and techniques, develop unique presentational strategies, and acquire a rich material literacy. These investigations can exist as stand-alone objects, design prototypes, site specific engagements, multiples, wearable forms, performance props, installations, functional wares, and any number of other articulations yet to be realized. Access to our fabrication labs, presentations, and workshops with visiting artists, designers, craftspeople, critics, and curators enrich the experience, so students become engaged, skilled thinkers and makers.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT SAGE CORTEZ, ’17

Sage Cortez a designer, ceramicist, and craftswoman. Her one-woman business, Hand + Fire, was founded in 2016 while she was still a student at PNCA and produces small-batch functional tableware.

Left: Sage Cortez, '17

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Sculpture is a radically hybrid medium where traditional craft meets innovative tools, processes, and novel ideas about what an object can be.
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VIDEO + SOUND

Video + Sound invites you into an expansive investigation of moving image and audio culture.

Video and Sound are among the most pervasive forms of communication in today’s society. We are immersed in video and sound media, from video channels and image feeds to podcasts and streaming services. As artists and designers, effectively communicating using video and sound has taken on increasing importance. Our program combines a grounding in the history of the moving image and sonic arts with a spirit of experimentation in the use of cutting-edge tools. By absorbing the language of cinema so it may be applied to 21st century imagemaking, students are encouraged to develop their own contemporary voice.

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT BEN GLAS, ’17

Ben Glas is an experiential composer based in Berlin. Through ephemeral compositions Glas’ work questions preconceived notions between the acts of passive hearing and active listening. In seeking to discover open ended forms of music and pragmatic listening perspectives, Glas’ compositions focus on the realms of subjective perception and cognition, via the use of acoustics, psychoacoustics and space as tools for sonic composition. He is currently receiving his MA in Sonic Studies at the UdK.

Top Right: Ben Glas, ’17

Bottom Right: Forrest Grenfell, '16

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Minors are open to students in all majors. Completing a minor does not require you to take additional courses. You'll simply make your course selections to fulfill the requirements of the minor, choosing from a wide range of 3-credit courses for a total of 15 credits. You'll work with your Academic Advisor to create an individualized plan that outlines how the minor fits into your course of study and ensures that your curricular choices support your goals and interests.

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Minors help you deepen understanding, broaden the scope of your education through the intentional selection of targeted classes, and communicate your focus in the future.
Undergraduate Minors
MINORS

ART AND ECOLOGY

In this interdisciplinary minor, you’ll develop a broad understanding of pressing issues and their relationship to the social, political, cultural, and economic systems that impact the future of humanity, other species, and our shared planet. You'll understand how your own work as an artist or a designer can comment on, interact with, and impact the world.

Course highlights: ECOLOGY AND RESILIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND ECOLOGY, ART + ECOLOGY: GLOBAL CULTURE AND ECOLOGY

ART HISTORY

Art History examines the breadth of human creativity and considers how it influences and reflects the culture of its time. Power, myth, science, religion, philosophy, and technique are all included. By delving into historical and contemporary artistic tenets and their social contexts, you’ll gain a richer and more diverse visual arsenal which will sharpen your critical faculties and help you develop a deeper understanding of your own work. The Art History minor includes writing and research skills that prepare you for graduate study and professional careers.

Course highlights:

THE MOVING IMAGE, DESIGN HISTORY, ART OF WEST AFRICA, CONTEMPORARY TOPICS, THEORY AND CULTURE OF ART HISTORY

CERAMICS

In this minor, you can choose to focus on clay as a dynamic sculptural medium or material for fabricating wares and functional objects as you develop skills and techniques while gaining a broader understanding of historical precedents and contemporary practices. You’ll work in our ceramics studio with seasoned pros to deepen your practice or expand outward into new pathways including entrepreneurial studio strategies. Course highlights:

CERAMICS 1 AND 2, ADVANCED CERAMICS 3: THE SCIENCE OF CLAY, MOLDMAKING, EXPERIMENTING WITH MATERIALS

CREATIVE WRITING

Through creative writing studio classes, you’ll explore experimental writing practices, including using language as a visual medium and incorporating writing into visual work, as well as those focused on contemporary forms of fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting.

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Minors

Course highlights:

INTRO TO SHORT FORMS, EXPANDED POETIC FIELDS, WRITING WITH DIGITAL MEDIA

DRAWING

Artists practice drawing across genres and disciplines to translate ideas to form. Drawing in its capacity as an exploratory medium is nearly universal. The drawing minor offers the opportunity for sustained study and practice of drawing, supporting both practices: drawing as exploration and drawing as form.

Course highlights:

THE FIGURE, ADVANCED DRAWINGPROCESS AND IDEA, DRAWING SEMINAR: SYSTEMS, STRUCTURES, AND STRATEGIES

FASHION

Fashion is a minor with a multidisciplinary approach. We encourage students to delve into material exploration, garment construction, fabric manipulation and embellishment, silkscreen printing, pattern drafting and draping, textiles, concept development, and fashion sketching. The minor invites you to consider fashion as an embedded aspect of contemporary

society while exploring the garment itself from many perspectives including costuming, wearable technology, textile design, soft sculpture, performance, and body augmentation.

Course highlights:

SEWING CONSTRUCTION 1, PRINTING ON FABRIC, SOFT SCULPTURE, FASHION MATTERS GAME

Gaming in both analog and digital formats is one of the most relevant and pervasive forms of entertainment worldwide. Beyond its role in entertainment, social scientists and cultural anthropologists alike have identified gaming as a dominant form of finding and building community in contemporary society, using game culture as an expressive means of connecting with others. In this minor, you’ll develop a general understanding of the philosophies, systems, and mechanics utilized in contemporary game and interactive design while becoming familiar with processes for research, experimentation, design, prototyping, and production.

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Course highlights:

WORLD BUILDING, CHARACTER DESIGN, SCRIPTING, INTERACTIVE AESTHETICS

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Design shapes the way we interact with the world around us. The same skills that designers use working with clients can also be used to “move” people–for more powerful communication, or to create social change. This minor is a way for you to gain fundamental graphic design techniques working with typography and visual systems for a range of technology. You will also gain core skills in ideation, critical evaluation, and revision that you can take into a broad range of careers. A minor in graphic design will give you a general understanding of the many possibilities within design and help you learn to speak the language of design for fruitful collaboration. Course highlights: SIGNS + SYMBOLS, TYPOGRAPHY, CULTURE + AUDIENCE, BRAND + MARKETING

PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographic skills have endless applications and are increasingly valuable in a marketplace that relies on photography as a central form of communication. A photography

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Minors

minor offers the chance for students to deepen their technical knowledge and conceptual engagement with the medium of photography in their practice. Photo classes address a range of professional and artistic goals that students bring: using photography in dialogue with other media, exploring analog processes in the darkroom, or developing a strong portfolio demonstrating lighting techniques. This minor is an opportunity for you to focus on an aspect of photography that would best complement your aspirations. Course highlights: CONCEPT CAPTURE PRINT, STUDIO LIGHTING, PHOTOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATIONS

STOP-MOTION ANIMATION

Stop-motion minors gain experience in a quickly growing field. It is wellsuited for cross-media exploration with other majors and minors, from sculpture to fashion to illustration. Our curriculum has an open studio format, allowing students to gain a basic understanding of animation and explore pathways toward puppet fabrication, costuming,

set construction, lighting, rigging, cinema, prop sculpture, character development, storyboarding, and animating. With a general knowledge of animation, students can build out their portfolio by demonstrating specific stop-motion craft skills imbued with their creative spark. Portland is an animation town, with three stop-motion features in production this last year alone. We regularly invite local industry professionals to share their work and expertise. Course highlights: STOP-MOTION ANIMATION, ADVANCED STOP-MOTION, PUPPET FABRICATION, COLLABORATIVE PRODUCTION

Left: Brandon Roberts, ’22

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LIBERAL ARTS

Liberal Arts courses inspire curiosity and new lines of critical inquiry while fortifying your intellectual foundation. You'll read, research, share what you’ve learned, and engage in impassioned discussion. You'll learn to synthesize strands of knowledge in a cohesive, elegant manner and to frame and articulate questions and complex ideas.

HISTORY ART HISTORY PHILOSOPHY

GENDER STUDIES LITERATURE

WRITING MATH

SCIENCE

Our Liberal Arts courses broaden your understanding of the world and introduce you to multiple perspectives, views, histories, and experiences.
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INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Transformative international research and learning opportunities to prepare you for an interconnected world.

The Office of International Education believes transformative international research and learning opportunities prepare you for an interconnected world. We recognize how important it is for students at a 21st-century art school to develop an awareness of diverse cultures, a sensitivity to cultural difference, and awareness of culture’s formative effects. The OIE supports this learning for both international students studying at PNCA and for students studying abroad.

Studying internationally can be a life-changing experience. You’ll learn about a different culture, broaden your education with new perspectives, and develop an international network of friends and contacts. On a personal level,

your time spent outside of PNCA gives you a new perspective on your own culture and a new understanding of art. The skills you learn abroad can give you a competitive edge in today’s job market as you develop an ability to adapt to diverse situations.

OIE facilitates international learning opportunities including both shortterm and semester-long programs as well as international exchanges, collaborations, and the promotion of on-campus intercultural experiences. Our Global Learning and Diversity Development (GLADD) Initiative makes global learning opportunities accessible to more students through increased financial support.

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FOUR YEAR FLOW YEAR ONE FOUNDATION YEAR

In your Foundation Year, you’ll be immersed from day one in media of all kinds—from drawing, design, and sculpture, to digital tools, video, and performance. It’s a year of discovery, a time to explore new ways of making and thinking while integrating into your new community. Along the way, you’ll develop the skills and habits that will help you thrive at PNCA and beyond.

YEARS TWO + THREE SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARS

In your Sophomore and Junior years, you’ll take courses from within your chosen major. But, we also encourage you to take courses in departments across the college. By studying related histories and broadly exploring the contemporary, you’ll expand your ideas for your work and the impact it can make in the world. Just as importantly, you’ll learn to think critically about

your work and others through a robust critique process where you give and take constructive feedback regularly. Whatever major you choose, you will develop creative, technical, professional skills, productive studio habits, and the ability to communicate, collaborate, and think critically.

YEAR FOUR SENIOR YEAR

Senior Year means Thesis at PNCA: the time, support, and resources to plan and produce a significant body of work or ambitious project. With the support of faculty, your peers, and a mentor who works with you one-on-one, you’ll develop a detailed proposal for your project during the first semester and produce it in the second. During your midterm review, you’ll present your work-inprogress to visiting professionals

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FOCUS WEEK

Your senior year is an exciting time of transition from student to professional artist or designer.

During Focus Week, you’ll install your completed thesis work and make a presentation before a panel of professional artists or designers. For Focus Week, classes are suspended, and the whole PNCA community—students, staff, and faculty—comes together to support seniors as they present their thesis projects.

Assignment Highlight Foundation 3D: Cardboard Couture

Every semester as part of the Foundation curriculum, 3D students take to the "runway" to present their cardboard couture creations to the enjoyment of the entire campus.

Foundation | Cardboard Couture
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A PLAYGROUND FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS.

PNCA's campus, galleries, labs and facilities provide all of the spaces and tools needed to produce and exhibit nearly any work. From an expansive print studio to Make+Think+Code's array of high tech tools, we've got you covered.

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PNCA's Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design is a 100-year-old former federal post office we’ve renovated with a striking, contemporary design that brings natural light into nearly every working space in the building.

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THE MAIN CAMPUS
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We embrace the possibilities of creative technology for artists and designers.

Make+Think+Code is a technologyfocused research studio, institute, creative incubator, and lab that brings together members of Portland’s vibrant creative, tech, civic, and educational communities to explore the powerful role that creativity and technology play in the search for imaginative and impactful solutions to complex and urgent problems.

Emphasizing the skills of the future, Make+Think+Code is an outlet to build fluency with emerging technologies, creativity, design-thinking, research, and collaboration. These skills prepare students to succeed in our growing regional and national creative technology industries.

As a hands-on studio, it offers students, as well as Portland’s creative and tech communities, opportunities to learn and explore emerging technologies, augmented and virtual reality, (digital) fabrication and prototyping, creative coding, data science, systems-thinking, the internet of things, smart technologies, creative entrepreneurship, STEAM, and privacy and security. In addition, a wide range of workshops, institutes, hackathons, and design challenges are offered to foster collaboration and leverage creativity and technology in new and innovative ways.

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Galleries, Labs, and Facilities

LABS

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GALLERIES 511 Gallery 157 Gallery Dorothy Lemelson Innovation Lab Glass Gallery Commons Corner Gallery 1 and Corner Gallery 2 Atrium Shipley/Collins Mediatheque M31 Mezzanine Holt Gallery Design Corridor B10 Tiny Thumb
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Arts Lab Wacom Lab Gilkey Center for Printmaking Professional Digital Fine Art Printing Lab Documentation Studio Painting Studios Sound Lab Make+Think+Code Digital Production Center Media Resource Center Photography Lab Glass Building: 3D, Sculpture, Ceramic, Wood, and Textile Studios
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OFFICE OF CAREER DESIGN Career Services

We empower you to take risks and pursue professional experiences that will enrich your working life and creative practice. It’s our goal that you will leave PNCA as a capable, self-reliant professional with experience in the form of internships. Along the way, you’ll have access to resources that include workshops, information sessions, one-onone career advising, networking opportunities, and a strong alumni network to support your professional development.

We fold career preparation into every academic program and empower students with practical

knowledge and networks for life after PNCA. To connect you with other artists, designers, makers, and business owners, we work with community partners who open their doors to PNCA students and alumni for learning experiences, including informational interviews and behind-the-scenes tours.

Investing in a PNCA education has prepared our alumni for successful careers in art, design, communications, marketing, arts administration, education, business, community work, information technology, and software engineering.

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Preparing for tomorrow—today! We support your development as a professional artist or designer during your time at PNCA and throughout your career.
Office of Career Design Career Services
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Ready for the real world

CAREERS

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Animator Apparel Developer Art Director Artist App Designer Brand Consultant Brand Development Designer Ceramicist Character Artist Comic Artist Communications Director Creative Director Curator Design Director Editor Editorial Designer Entrepreneur Experience Designer Fine Art Printer Furniture Designer Gallerist Graphic Designer Graphic Novelist Illustrator Interactive Designer Logo Designer Marketing Specialist Painter Producer Production Artist Photographer Professor Promotional Designer Sculptor Social Media Director Sound Engineer Storyboard Artist Textile Designer Type Designer UI Designer/UX Designer Videographer Video Editor Website Designer Writer
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ARTHOUSE Contemporary Student Housing

PNCA’s Residence Life program provides a supportive and vibrant environment with in-house social and academic activities as well as events that connect students to the life, culture, and art of Portland.

The Residence Life program includes live-in Resident Advisors (RAs) trained to cultivate a safe and healthy community for our residents.

ArtHouse is our dedicated student housing apartment building within blocks of PNCA’s main campus building, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design. ArtHouse features private and shared studios or two-bedroom apartments with

in-room washers and dryers. The building has a secure entry system and bike garage. ArtHouse also offers high-speed internet and includes all utilities.

Nearby are plenty of food options, including restaurants, diners, food carts, the weekend farmers market, and two organic groceries. Portland Streetcar lines, lightrail lines, and bus routes are within blocks of ArtHouse.

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ACCREDITATION

The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).

MEMBERSHIP

PNCA is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (aicad.org).

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

PNCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered programs. The College admits qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, physical disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

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We prepare students for a life of creative practice.

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511 NW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97209

Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

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