Photographic Education

We’re passionate about the photographic arts and our courses offer everything from in-depth technical instruction to creative and artistic development. Be it a long-form class, short-form workshop, or our Certificate Program, explore the possibilities of this medium and connect with a community as passionate about photography as you!

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.


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. 


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 intro courses to multi-week sessions, 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.