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Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and licensed in the state of Washington under Chapter 28C.10 RCW.


>> January 18, 2021 | Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Due to restrictions from our licensing body and Washington’s Safe Start Plan, access to our facilities is limited to students only until it is safe to serve our broader community. Review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols PDF for information about requirements for students, faculty, and staff returning to PCNW.

Reservations are required, no walk-ins will be permitted. Our facilities will be available for student reservations during the following hours:

Sunday | 12-6pm
Monday – Thursday | 12:30-9pm
Friday – Saturday | CLOSED

Students may call 206.720.7222 x0 to check availability and make a reservation.

Quarterly Schedule, Registration Deadlines & Grades

Winter Quarter 2021: January 4 – March 19, 2021
>> Registration: Closed
>> Scholarship Opportunities: Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: January 18, 2021
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: February 8, 2021

Spring Quarter 2021: March 29 – June 11, 2021
>> Registration Opens: February 1, 2021
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: February 25, 2021 | Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: April 12, 2021
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: May 3, 2021

Summer Quarter 2021: June 21 – August 13, 2021
>> Registration Opens: TBA
>> Scholarship Application Deadline: TBA | Learn More
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Non-Certificate Students: July 5, 2021
>> Drop/Refund Deadline for Certificate Students: July 26, 2021

Grades are mailed one week after the last day of the quarter.

Student Resources

Student Handbook Student Rental Rates Digital Printing Service
The Facilities Rental Handbook contains information about facilities, safety procedures, equipment use, and references policies relevant to current students. Many courses necessitate the purchase of additional lab or darkroom time. Check out our current student rental rates to see what works best for you. Submit files for prints to be picked up at our front desk, with Ready-to-Print and Custom Printing options; review our services and guidelines.
Facilities Rental Handbook (PDF) Student Rental Rates (Hours/Rate page) Digital Printing Service
Scholarship Program Private Instruction Registrar Requests
We offer need-based scholarships to cover full or partial class tuition. Visit our Scholarships page for more information and to apply. Working on a special project or need help in a specific area? We can arrange private instruction with one of our faculty. Need to request an official transcript or schedule an advising appointment?
Scholarship Opportunities / Apply Private Instruction Program Contact Jennifer Brendicke, Registrar
Library & Resources Submit Student Work
PCNW has a reference library. Students enrolled in the Certificate Program should make use of regional libraries for research work related to photographic practice. Learn more here. We would love to include your work in our quarterly publication. Send us digital files and include your name, the title of the image, and what class (if any) the photo was for.
Library & Resources Info Submit your work!