Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) is a private, nonprofit art and design college located in downtown Portland, Oregon. Established in 1909, PNCA is rooted in fine art practices, and yet it continues to evolve to the changing face of art and design. Offering Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degrees and graduate degrees including Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Arts (MA), students are encouraged to explore mediums, master skills, and reimagine what art and design can do in the world
Located in the heart of the Portland arts district, PNCA is a nexus for art, design, creative industries, and global commerce. PNCA offers a number of opportunities for students to engage in professional practice. Many design firms, stop motion animation companies, and photography studios call Portland home. PNCA students enjoy what Portland has to offer: a metropolitan, art-rich city with access to the outdoors. International students, who want to explore their artistic voice in a nurturing setting, enroll at PNCA.