Photographic Education

We’re passionate about the photographic arts and our classes offer everything from a rigorous technical instruction to creative and artistic development. For those looking to explore photographic concepts or take a short introductory course, we offer a range of shorter workshops for any level. You’ll be connected to a cohort of other dedicated students, and become part of a community that recognizes and rewards great photographic work.

Certificate Program

The Certificate Program in Fine Art Photography is designed to be technically and creatively demanding; most students complete the program in 3-5years. Students learn from practicing artists and experienced educators culminating with a year-long thesis project and gallery exhibition.

10-Week Courses

Immerse yourself in photographic practice. From building core skills to developing your personal aesthetic; each course provides technical training, supports artistic expression and growth, and prepares students with essential skills for the sustained study and practice of photography. 

Workshops & Masterclasses

For practitioners as well as casual enthusiasts, workshops introduce special topics through a condensed format, and are often taught by special guests and visiting artists. From one-day crash courses to multi-week workshops, workshops offer a forum for exploration.

Public Programming

Experience photography through exhibitions, lectures, and panel discussions. Whether you are a creator, or an appreciator of photography, join the conversation! 

PCNW Faculty

To continually offer an exciting and diverse curriculum, PCNW draws on professional and fine art photographers who bring expertise and extensive teaching experience to the classroom.

Don’t see what you’re looking for in Classes or Workshops? 

For information about our Private Instruction Program or Digital Tutoring programs contact Jennifer Brendicke jbrendicke@pcnw.org or visit our Student Resources page.