Pacific Northwest College of Art Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.2 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 7 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 478 (403 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 1% part-time, 99% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $36,060
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3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

PNCA is a wonderful school that truly supports their graduate candidates during and after completion of the program. Being in my second and final year about to enter thesis semester, I feel I have a great grasp on what my program has to offer. PNCA MFA in Visual Studies is an interdisciplinary program, with students ranging in mediums to photography (myself) to performance art, sculpture, painting, video installation, and much, much more. The studios that we share is always a buzzing place of productivity that is inspiring and encouraging. The alumni from my program have gone on to esteemed jobs in their field ranging from successful art practices and collegiate professor positions. We have a visiting artist program that brings in artist's in their particular field who speak to their current practices. We are also able to apply for a competitive slot to have these artists come into our space for studio visits, something I find most valuable to our specific program. With every great program there are cons, mostly the availability for graduate students to technology and access to facilities on campus. There seems to be limited and no better privileges than the undergraduates who may tend to be less responsible in utilizing the facilities. Overall though, I feel very happy and constantly assured that I made the correct decision in attending PNCA and its MFA in Visual Studies program. I strive from the exposure to artists working in all disciplines and the faculty and staff who are all successful and skilled in the field.
3.25 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

Great school with tons of wonderful artist and teachers. Though housing and financial aid can become and issue when you are on a tight budget as a full time student. It is a wonderful program and school with tons of opportunity and helps to guide you in what you want to do once you have completed your degree.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

Unfortunately the program is under recognized. It could use more publicity. It is in the middle of an amazing art community. There is so much support here to develop work and bring the work to the community. it's too bad that more people don't know about the program.
4.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Visual Communications
Graduation Year: 2016

PNCA is a great school. The Faculty is available and engaging. The workload is high but the reward of knowledge is priceless.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2013

The faculty is brilliant and amazing and very generous with their time and support. The graduate programs are still relatively new and it still feels like kinks are being worked out.
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