Students Choose PCNW

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. 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 must attend the first class meeting (unless alternate arrangements have been made through the Registrar) and should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments. Students receive steeply discounted rates for rental of the PCNW darkroom, digital lab and studio spaces to complete assignments outside of class (see the Hours/Rates page for a list of rental rates). Students should expect to incur additional materials and/or equipment costs for courses; specific materials/equipment will vary by class but may include film, paper, tri-pod, textbooks, etc. Information about materials and equipment will be provided during the first class meeting. 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.

Spring Quarter: March 27 – June 9, 2017

*Final days to register for Spring Courses – Don’t miss out, enroll today!*

Looking ahead?
>> Visit our Student Resources page for information about upcoming quarter dates
>> View our Summer 2017 Classes (PDF) – registration for summer opens April 17

Click on the class title to view complete course details and links to register.

Core Classes Date Tuition Instructor
Photography I: Black and White (Section 1) Tue 6-9pm | Mar 28 - May 30 $700 + $25 Materials Fee Gina White
Photography I: Black and White (Section 2) Thu 1-4pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1 CANCELED Gina White
Photography I: Digital (Section 1) Mon 6-9pm | Mar 27 - Jun 5 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Josh Poehlein
Photography I: Digital (Section 2) Thu 1-4pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1 $700 + $30 Materials Fee Josh Poehlein
Digital Imaging I: Photoshop Fundamentals Mon 6-9pm | Mar 27 - Jun 5 CANCELED Juan Aguilera
Photography II: Black and White Mon 6-9pm | Mar 27 - Jun 5 $700 + $35 Materials Fee Tara Champion
Photography II: Digital Tue 6-9pm | Mar 28 - May 30 $700 + $45 Materials Fee Keeara Rhoades
Advanced Silver Printing Wed 6-9pm | Mar 29 - May 31 $700 + $20 Materials Fee Tara Champion
Fine Art Digital Printing Wed 6-9pm | Mar 29 - May 31 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Juan Aguilera
Photography III: Visual Literacy Mon 6-9pm | Mar 27 - Jun 5 $700 Daniel Grgory
Senior Seminar Thu 6-9pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1 $700 Jon Feinstein
Thesis Wed 6-9pm | Mar 29 - May 31 $700 Eirik Johnson
Elective Classes Date Tuition Instructor
Advanced Lighting Practices Thu 6-9pm | Mar 30 - Jun 8 CANCELED Elisa Huerta-Enochian
Digital Alternative Printing & Processes Thu 6-9pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1 $700 + $50 Materials Fee Gina White & Juan Aguilera
Comprehensive Lightroom Tue 6-9pm | Mar 28 - Jun 6 $700 + $25 Materials Fee Daniel Gregory
Space/Place: The Potential of Photo-based Installation Thu 6-9pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1 $700 Keeara Rhoades
Postwar & Contemporary Photography History Mon 6-9pm | Mar 27 - Jun 5 $700 Dr. Elizabeth Brown
The Narrative in Photography Tue 6-9pm | Mar 28 - May 30 $700 Jenny Riffle