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 PCNW 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 23 – December 11, 2015

Scholarship Application Deadline: July 29, 2015 | Apply Online or Download an Application (PDF)

ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW HOURS FOR FALL! Beginning September 2015, PCNW will be open to the public Monday-Thursday 12-9pm and Saturday-Sunday 12-6pm (closed Fridays).

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

Core Classes (Fall Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Photography I: Black and White Sep 28 - Nov 30 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tara Champion
Photography I: Digital (Section 1) Sep 28 - Nov 30 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Janet Neuhauser
Photography I: Digital (Section 2) Sep 29 - Dec 1 (Tue 1-4pm) $700 / $630 Members Zorn Taylor
Digital Imaging I: Photoshop Fundamentals Sep 23 - Dec 9 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Photography II: Black and White Sep 29 - Dec 1 (Tue 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Joseph Freeman
Photography II: Digital Sep 29 - Dec 1 (Tue 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Photography III: Visual Literacy Sep 29 - Dec 1 (Tue 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Daniel Gregory
History of Photography Sep 28 - Nov 30 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Dr. Elizabeth A. Brown
Light Control Basics Sep 23 - Dec 9 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Brian Allen
Business of Photography (Commercial Focus) Sep 29 - Dec 1 (Tue 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Will Austin
Thesis Sep 23 - Dec 9 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Eirik Johnson
Electives (Fall Quarter) Date Tuition Instructor
Close to Home Sep 23 - Dec 9 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Zack Bent
Creative Self Portraiture Sep 24 - Dec 3 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Dave Kennedy
Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop Sep 28 - Nov 30 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Juan Aguilera
Introduction to Zone Sep 23 - Dec 9 (Wed 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Tara Champion
Space/Place: Photo-based Installation Sep 28 - Nov 30 (Mon 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Keeara Rhoades
Texture: An Exploration through Lith Printing & Bromoil Sep 24 - Dec 3 (Thu 6-9pm) $700 / $630 Members Gina White