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.

Winter Quarter: January 5 - March 20, 2015

>> Registration Deadline: December 3, 2014
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: November 18, 2014 (Download Application PDF)

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

Core Classes (Winter Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Photography I: Black and White Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Gina White
Photography I: Digital Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Janet Neuhauser
Digital Imaging I: Photoshop Fundamentals Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Zorn B. Taylor
Photography II: Digital Jan 8–March 12 (Thu 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Photography II: Black and White Jan 7–March 11 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Joseph Freeman
Photography III: Visual Literacy Jan 6–March 10 (Tues 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Daniel Gregory
Contemporary Color Jan 6–March 10 (Tues 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Meghann Riepenhoff
Light Control Basics Jan 7–March 11 (Wed 6–9pm) $700 / $630 Members Rosanne Olson
Fine Art Digital Printing Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Business of Photography Jan 8–March 12 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Eirik Johnson
Junior Seminar Jan 6–March 10 (Tues 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members PCNW Faculty
Thesis Jan 7–March 11 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Electives (Winter Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop Jan 7–March 11 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Intro to Zone Jan 6–March 10 (Tues 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Jahnavi Lisa Barnes
Introduction to Video Jan 6–March 10 (Tues 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tara Champion
Longing: Exploring Notions of Beauty and the Sublime Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Erin Elyse Burns
Salt & Platinum Printing with Digital Negatives Jan 8–March 12 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Daniel Gregory & Gina White
Social Practice in Print Jan 5–March 16 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Michelle Dunn Marsh