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.

Winter Quarter: January 9 – March 17, 2017

Registration is still open for select winter classes, see course listings below.
Looking for Spring (March-June) offerings? Check back in late January.

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

Core Classes Date Tuition Instructor
Photography I: Black and White Tue 6-9pm | Jan 10 - Mar 14 $700 + $25 Materials Fee Gina White
Photography I: Digital Mon 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 13 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Josh Poehlein
Digital Imaging I: Photoshop Fundamentals Thu 6-9pm | Jan 12 - Mar 16 $700 + $35 Materials Fee Dan Hawkins
Photography II: Black and White Thu 6-9pm | Jan 12 - Mar 16 $700 + $35 Materials Fee Tara Champion
Photography II: Digital Tue 6-9pm | Jan 10 - Mar 14 $700 + $45 Materials Fee Keeara Rhoades
Contemporary Color Tue 6-9pm | Jan 10 - Mar 14 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Daniel Gregory
Fine Art Digital Printing Wed 6-9pm | Jan 11 - Mar 15 $700 + $45 Materials Fee Juan Aguilera
Light Control Basics Thu 6-9pm | Jan 12 - Mar 16 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Brian Allen
Business of Photography (Fine Art Focus) Thu 6-9pm | Jan 12 - Mar 16 $700 Jenny Riffle
Junior Seminar Mon 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 13 $700 Dr. Elizabeth A. Brown
Thesis Wed 6-9pm | Jan 11 - Mar 15 $700 Keeara Rhoades
Elective Classes Date Tuition Instructor
Continuing Zone Mon 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 14 $700 + $25 Materials Fee Daniel Gregory
Creative Self Portraiture Wed 6-9pm | Jan 11 - Mar 15 $700 Elisa Huerta-Enochian
Digital Imaging II: Advanced Photoshop Mon 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 13 $700 + $35 Materials Fee Juan Aguilera
Introduction to Video Mon 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 13 $700 Tara Champion
Silver & Platinum Printing with Digital Negatives Wed 6-9pm | Jan 11 - Mar 15 FULL - to be added to the wait-list contact jbrendicke@pcnw.org Daniel Gregory & Gina White