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BFA Spring Open House

Feb 3 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM


511 Building - Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Center for Art and Design

Free and open to the public. RSVP for this event here.

Admissions Events

511 NW Broadway
Portland, Oregon, 97209   [map]

Visiting a college’s campus to tour, engage in workshops, and have conversations is the best way to decide if a college is the right one for you. On this Saturday, we’d like to invite prospective PNCA undergrad students to join us to experience, first-hand, how PNCA will empower you to reimagine what art and design can do in the world.

Free and open to the public. RSVP for this event here.

*Event schedule and agenda items are subject to change. If you have questions about this day’s events, please contact our Admissions Office at 503.821.8972 or email


12:00 –12:30 PM Check In + Portfolio Reviews - Front Desk + Atrium
— Sign up for afternoon workshops
— Meet with faculty from each of our majors

12:30 –1:15 PM Welcome - Mediatheque
— Introduction with PNCA President Don Tuski, Director of Admissions, Anna Miltenberger, and PNCA Admissions Staff
— Kate Copeland: BFA curriculum overview
— Ashley Robinson: BridgeLab Career Services overview
— Pensole x PNCA introduction
— Admissions and student experience overview

1:15 –2:15 PM Session 1 / Interactive Workshops - Various Locations
— Digital Photograms: learn how to use scanners and large format inkjet printers in our Digital Print Studio to make a photogram. Taught by Teresa Christiansen, Photography Lead Faculty – Room 507, Digital Print Studio
— Poster Workshop: Letterpress Posters with Wood Type: Learn how to set wood type and print posters on a Vandercook letterpress. Participants will work collaboratively to create the language of multiple posters and print them by hand. Taught by Abra Ancliffe, Printmaking Lead Faculty – Room 233, Printmaking Studio

2:15 –2:30 PM Break + Portfolio Reviews - Atrium

2:30 –3:30 PM Tours + Portfolio Reviews - Front Desk + Atrium
— Main building
— Falcon building
— ArtHouse

3:30 –4 PM Session 2 / BFA Program Overviews -Mediatheque
— Foundation Year: Roy Tomlinson
— Design Arts: Martin French
— Studio Arts: Nan Curtis
— Media Arts: Emily Ginsburg
— Liberal Arts: Linda Wysong

4 –4:30 PM Student Panel - Mediatheque

4:30 PM Event Concludes


If you have any questions, contact our Admissions Office M-F, 9am to 5:00pm PST at 503-821-8972 or