College of Art, Portland
The Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) enables artists and designers
to reimagine what art and design
can accomplish in the world. This private fine arts and design college,
which was founded in 1909, offers ten Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degrees
and six graduate degrees. These include master of fine arts (MFA) and
master of arts (MA) degrees. Dr. Donald Tuski is the school's current
president. PNCA is home to the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture
which stages exhibitions with artists such as James Rosenquist and Cauleen
Smith. Each month throughout the year as part of its First Thursday arts
program, the college opens its doors to the community to showcase student
works and hold free public lectures by nationally-recognized visual artists
and designers. The newly opened Make + Think + Code, a center combining
art and technology, is home to artists- and technologists-in-residence
as well as a variety of art-tech community events.
PNCA 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 we are affiliated with the
following: Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD)
- National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)
- Art Resources Consortium Northwest (ARC NW)
- Oregon Independent College Association (OICA)
- Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (FATE)
Annual Tuition Fee: $35,740.
Address: Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA),
511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209
University, School of Fine and Performing Arts, Portland
The School of Fine and Performing Arts at Portland State University has
4 departments: Art, Architecture, Music and Theater Arts. The School has
over 125 teaching faculty and works with 2200 students every year, creating
the careers of artists, film makers, musicians, dancers, actors and architects.
The Arts Department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Studio Art
Practice; Bachelor of Arts or Sciences in Studio Art Practice (BA/BS)
with majors in drawing, painting, graphic
art, sculpture and art practices; and Bachelor of Arts or Sciences
in Art Education (BA/BS). Also offered are BA/BS in Graphic Design and
BA in Art History. Possible graduate qualifications are a MFA in Contemporary
Art Practice; MFA in Art and Social Practice and a Masters in Art Education.
The Department of Art is located close to the Portland Institute for Contemporary
Art, Portland Art Museum, Northwest Film Center, and important galleries
and design firms.
Annual Tuition Fee: State residents $3,631
per semester and non-residents $11,694 per semester.
Address: Portland State University,
1825 SW Broadway, Portland OR 97201
Reed College of Art,
Reed was founded in 1908 as a nonsectarian college and it has the fourth
highest percentage of graduates in America that go on to earn PhDs. The
Art Department at Reed College comprises Studio Art and Art History. Four
art historians teach courses in western and non western fine
art ranging from antiquity to contemporary, and 3 artists on faculty
teach courses in various types of art including:
painting, drawing, calligraphy, sculpture,
printmaking, photography, digital media
and artists books. Former pupils and art alumni have gone onto varied
careers as artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, ceramists,
furniture making, video and film makers, tattooists, comic book artists,
calligraphers, graphic and book designers), art historians, teachers,
museum and gallery directors and curators, art conservators, architects
and NASA designers.
Annual Tuition Fee: $39,700.
Address: Reed College,
3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, Oregon 97202-8199