Photographic Education

PCNW™ programs
take many forms:

+ A 53-credit Certificate Program
+ 10-week courses
+ Workshops & Masterclasses
+ Public programs

Why engage with PCNW? For one, 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.

Continuing Education: For practitioners as well as enthusiasts, PCNW offers a range of crash courses, classes, and workshops. Depending on interests and availability, these offerings range from a few hours to 10 weeks and are designed to build knowledge in areas of current photographic practice.

Public Programs: Experience photography through exhibitions, lectures, and panel discussions. Whether you are a creator, or an appreciator of photography, join the conversation! Public programs are accessible to all who want to explore significant photography. Visit our Calendar for information about upcoming programs.

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.