Pacific Northwest College of Art is a private, coeducational college located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1909 by the Portland Art Museum, the design school’s original name was the Museum Art School – a name it continued to use until 1980. In 1994, the college broke its ties with the Art Museum and became the fully independent Pacific Northwest College of Art. In 1998, the college moved to its current location in Portland’s Pearl District.

As a college of art, the school offers the following degrees and programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies, Master of Fine Arts in Applied Craft and Design, BFA and BA degree with Reed College, Certificate Programs in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, and Illustration and a Continuing Education Program for those who want to complete their studies but are not able to attend regular day classes. Most popular majors include painting, communication design, general fine arts, illustration, photography, printmaking, sculpture and intermedia.

Cost of attendance at the college of art for academic year 2009-2010 is US$22,320 per year for fulltime students and US$930 per credit for part-time students. Students who enroll in more than the required number of credits are charged US$876 per credit over the required 18. Additiona fees are charged but may vary depending on the chosen major. To help defray cost of attendance, the college extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships.

On-campus housing is available to students of the college of art in a variety of options.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Pacific Northwest College of Art.