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Pacific Northwest College of Art

511 Northwest Broadway, Portland, OR 97209.
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A free-standing college of art and design.

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1961
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2016
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2024-2025

Degree-Granting, Non-Degree-Granting, NWCCU, Not-for-Profit, Private.


Kate Copeland, Vice President of Academic Affairs
Telephone: (503) 821-8881

Degree and Program Listing

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts (joint program with Reed College)-5 years: Drawing; Graphic Design; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture.
Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Animated Arts; General Fine Arts; Graphic Design; Illustration; Intermedia; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture; Video and Sound.
Master of Arts-2 years: Critical Studies.
Master of Fine Arts-2 years: Applied Craft and Design; Collaborative Design; Print Media; Visual Studies.
Master of Fine Arts (Low Residency)-3 to 4 years: Visual Studies.
♦ Community Education Program.
Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Interactive Design.
Master of Arts-2 years: Design Systems.