Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Animation Arts, Communication Design, Illustration, Studio Arts, Media Arts, Design Arts. Graduate programs are available as well.
Tuition Information: Undergraduate $35,740 for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
511 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209
Scope of Program:
All students at Pacific Northwest College of Art complete the Foundations program, which includes coursework in 2D and 3D design, digital tools, drawing and time arts. Animated Arts students continue with coursework in art history, sound, video, narrative strategies, history of moving image, animation aesthetics, professional practices and advanced animated arts studio. All students create a thesis project and B. F. A. exhibition.
Communication Design students focus on typography, art history, design studio, history of design, interactive media, motion graphics, marketing and branding, interface and structure and communication design practicum. Students participate in Center4Design, an on-campus design studio where students work for real-world clients. All students create a thesis project and B. F. A. exhibition.
Illustration students concentrate on illustration studio, drawing for illustration, painting, digital illustration, art history, narrative image, advanced illustration and professional practices. All students create a thesis project and B. F. A. exhibition. A portfolio is required with the application to the B. F. A. program.
Art scholarships and need-based grants are available.
PMCA is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Northwest Commission on colleges and Universities (NWCCU). In addition they are affiliated with:
- Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
- National Association of Independent Coleges and Universities (NAICU)
- Art Resources Consortium Northwest (ARC NW)
- Oregon Independent Colelge Association (OICA)
- Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)