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Students Choose Photo Center NW

For Many Reasons:

Our ten-week classes are taught by artists and professionals with a passion for teaching and the photographic arts.

Limited to 12 students, each course provides technical training, supports artistic expression and growth, and prepares students with essential skills for the sustained study and practice of photography. Most classes are held in the evening, which gives flexibility to professionals or parents. While many students choose to take individual courses or sequences, anyone can apply for our nationally accredited Certificate Program and work to complete a rigorous program of classes that has launched numerous careers in the photographic arts.

Those interested in taking an introductory weekend course, learning a new piece of equipment or software, or unable to commit to a ten-week class are encouraged to browse our workshop offerings.

For all 10-week classes, students should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments. Students receive steeply discounted rates for rental of the Photo Center darkroom, digital lab and studio spaces to complete assignments outside of class (see the Hours/Rates page for a list of rental rates). Before registering, please read the course descriptions in their entirety to ensure that you satisfy any prerequisites. Students who have completed equivalent coursework elsewhere or learned equivalent skills through experience may ask to have prerequisites waived. Contact the Registrar for details. View our Students page for more information and resources for students.

Fall Quarter: September 24 – DECEMBER 12, 2014

Registration Deadline: August 23, 2014
Scholarship Application Deadline: August 8, 2014 | Download Application (PDF)

Click on the course title to view complete details and descriptions for each upcoming offering.

Core Classes (Fall Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Photography I: Black and White Sept 29–Dec 1 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tara Champion
Photography I: Digital (Section 1) Sept 30–Dec 9 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Janet Neuhauser
Photography I: Digital (Section 2) Sept 25–Dec 4 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tara Champion
Digital Imaging I: Photoshop Fundamentals Sept 29–Dec 1 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Photography II: Black and White Sept 30–Dec 9 (Tue 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Daniel J. Gregory
Photography II: Digital Sept 30–Dec 9 (Tue 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Light Control Basics Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Brian Allen
History of Photography Sept 29–Dec 1 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Dr. Elizabeth A. Brown
Business of Photography Sept 30–Dec 9 (Tue 6-9pm) FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Kate Baldwin
Thesis Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Eirik Johnson
Electives (Fall Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Authenticity, Identity and Image Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Susie J. Lee
Contemporary Portaiture Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Molly Landreth
Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Immediate Environment: Exploring Notions of Home and beyond Sept 30–Dec 9 (Tue 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Hanita Schwartz
Intro to Zone Sept 25–Dec 4 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Jahnavi Lisa Barnes
Northwest Landscape Sept 25–Dec 4 (Thu 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Daniel Hawkins
Outdoor Photography: Chasing the Light Sept 24–Dec 3 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tim Dolen
Space/Place: Photo-based Installation Sept 25–Dec 4 (Thu 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Texture: An Exploration through Lith Printing & Bromoil Sept 30–Dec 9 (Tue 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Gina White