SCHOOLS/EDUCATION

Note: tuition rates listed are based on most current information available on school websites; rates and financial aid availability change frequently, so speak with a financial aid counselor before planning your education. Rates listed here DO NOT include estimated cost of living expenses (room and board, books and supplies, etc.)

 

Atelier Meridian

820 N River St, Studio B-1

Portland 97227

ateliermeridian.com

503 729 9013

 

Atelier Meridian is a printmaking studio that hosts classes in monotype and other print processes, and offers 24-hour access to printmaking facilities to its member artists.  Equipment includes presses and materials for intaglio, monotype, relief, and screen printing. Membership is $100 per month and includes a 20% discount on workshop fees. Print Arts Northwest members, seniors, and full-time students receive a 10% discount on membership fees.  

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops range from $50-$250


 

Free School PDX

freeschoolpdx.org

 

Free School is a series of no-cost workshops on topics ranging from fabric painting to auto mechanics, with an emphasis on visual arts and craft.  The organization is volunteer-run and aims to build community through free opportunities for learning and creativity; its workshops are held at Grapefruits and at other locations around Portland.  

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A /free

 

Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC)

1305 SE MLK JR BLVD

Portland 97214

iprc.org

503 827 0249

 

IPRC is a nonprofit resource center that provides education and access to facilities and equipment for publishing literature and artwork.  Facilities include letterpress, screen printing, and binding, and in addition to workshops on a range of subjects, the center offers a certificate program that prepares students for career in many publishing, art, and media related fields.  Memberships require $75 in dues per year, and include access to facilities and discounted workshop rates.

 

Degrees offered: none, offers certificate programs in several subject areas

Price for one year of full-time attendance: varies; certificate program, $850/semester (2-3 semesters); workshops typically $50-$250 per session (members receive discounted rates)

Multnomah Arts Center

7688 SW Capitol HWY

Portland 97219

multnomahartscenter.org

503 823 2787

The Multnomah Arts Center (MAC) is a community organization that provides affordable, year-round workshops in visual and performing arts to students of all ages.  MAC also hosts gallery exhibitions, performances, and other events. MAC is operated by Portland Parks & Recreation. 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; class sessions range from $15-200

 

Northwest Film Center

934 SW Salmon

Portland 97205

nwfilm.org

info@nwfilm.org

503 221 1156

 

The Northwest Film Center has offered media arts resources and services to the Portland region since 1971.  The theater screens educational films and juried showcases such as the Portland International Film Festival, and the center hosts a variety of educational programs for youth and adults as well as equipment access and support for local filmmakers.

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops range from $55-1,145

 

Open Signal

2766 NE MLK Jr Blvd

Portland 97212

opensignalpdx.org

info@opensignalpdx.org

503 288 1515

 

Open Signal (formerly Portland Community Media) helps to support and promote non-commercial media made and distributed in the Portland area.  Open Signal broadcasts community-produced television programming on six channels,offers youth and adult education on topics related to media production, and provides access to technical equipment and facilities. The organization engages with Portland’s contemporary arts communities by facilitating artist lectures, installations, residencies, and more.  

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops and camps range from $0-365

 

Oregon College of Art and Craft (OCAC)

8245 SW Barnes Rd

Portland 97225

ocac.edu

admissions@ocac.edu

503 297 5544

 

OCAC is an accredited private college offering BFA (bachelor of fine arts) and MFA (master of fine arts) degrees in a variety of media, as well as post-baccalaureate and certificate programs.  The school’s curriculum is centered around traditional craft materials and processes such as ceramics, fiber arts, book making, metalworking, and more. Its campus offers many specialized arts facilities and amenities to its students.  Non-credit adult and youth courses and summer intensives (non-credit and credit) are also available.

 

Degrees offered: BFA, MFA

Price for one year of full-time attendance: BFA, $34,850 (including fees); MFA, $38,487 (including fees); Non-credit adult courses $100-300 per session; summer intensives (non-credit or credit) ~$2500-3500

 

Outlet PDX

2500 NE Sandy BLVD STE E

Portland,97232

outletpdx.com

 

Outlet is a studio space and pop-up shop that also hosts workshops on topics like risograph printing and illustration.

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A, workshops range from $25-$200

 

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA)

511 NW Broadway

Portland 97209

pnca.edu

503 226 4391

 

PNCA is an accredited private college of art and design that offers BFA degrees, MFA/MA degrees, and post-baccalaureate and certificate programs in a variety of discipline areas including visual studies, graphic design, critical theory, photography, print media, and more.  The school was founded in 1909 and was once known as the Museum School for its former location within the Portland Art Museum. The school also offers non-credit community education for adults.

 

Degrees offered: BFA, MFA/MA

Price for one year of full-time attendance: BFA, $37,500; MFA in Visual Studies, Collaborative Design, Print Media, $37,200; other MFA programs from $24,800-36,500; Post-Baccalaureate, $37,500; community education $150-$450 per session (degree programs require add’l fees avg. $2,000/yr)

 

Portland Community College (PCC)

Several campus locations throughout the city

pcc.edu/programs/art

971 722 8888

 

PCC is an accredited, publicly operated post-secondary institution that offers affordable education programs to a diverse student body from the Portland area.  Classes taken at PCC can supplement an educational program, build career skills, or prepare students to transfer to a four year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Art courses are offered in a variety of discipline areas, including painting, ceramics, printmaking, art history, and more.

 

Degrees offered: no art-specific degrees, students may use coursework to transfer to four-year institutions

Price for one year of full-time attendance: varies according to  course load; $111/credit  (resident) $246/credit (non-resident), credit requirements vary between programs (12 credits/semester - $2,664 resident, $5,904 non-resident); college fees avg. <$100/term; non-credit courses priced individually

 

Portland State University (PSU)

School of Art and Design

1990-2000 SW 5th Ave

Portland 97201

pdx.edu/art-design

art-design@pdx.edu

503 725 3515

 

Portland State University (PSU) is an accredited public university that offers BFA and MFA degrees through its School of Art and Design in Southwest Portland.  MFA degrees are offered in studio practice (painting, printmaking, sculpture, etc.) and social practice (in which social interactions, public engagement, and political activism are presented as artworks.)  The school offers a large university library and many other student facilities.

 

Degrees offered: BFA/BA/BS, MFA

Price for one year of full-time attendance: (15 credits/semester): BFA, $8,208 (resident)/$27,720 (non-resident); MFA, $19,539 (resident)/ $30,384 (non-resident)(degree programs require add’l fees avg. $2800/yr)

 

Public Annex

publicannex.org

everybody@publicannex.org

 

Public Annex is a nonprofit organization that coordinates inclusive arts education and urban farming programs.  Art workshops are open to the public, and are designed to welcome artists with developmental disabilities. Public Annex receives some of its funding from RACC.  

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops $5

 

Radius Art Studio

322 SE Morrison

Portland,97214

radiusstudio.org

 

Radius is a cooperative art studio in Southeast Portland that offers individual and shared space for its 50+ members, including facilities for painting, ceramics, and printmaking.  The studio also offers workshops in many of these disciplines.

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops range from $50-$250

 

Reed College

3023 SE Woodstock Blvd

Portland 97202

reed.edu

admission@reed.edu

503 771 1122

 

Reed is a private liberal arts college in Southeast Portland that has gained a reputation as a rigorous and politically progressive institution over its 100+ year history.  The school offers studio arts as a major within a BA program, and has also partnered with PNCA to offer a five year dual-institution visual arts degree. Reed’s campus features a nature preserve with walking trails that is open to the public, and is home to the Cooley art gallery.  

 

Degrees offered: BA, dual-institution visual arts degree with PNCA

Price for one year of full-time attendance: $56,030 (not including college fees and other expenses)

 

St Johns Clay Collective

Cathedral Park Place #110
6635 N Baltimore Ave
Portland, 97203

503 442 9483

stjohnsclay.com

stjohnsclay@gmail.com

 

St Johns Clay Collective offers ceramics instruction and facilities to the community through classes and open studio access.  

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; classes average $150 per session, monthly memberships are $200

 

Wildcraft

601 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland 97202

wildcraftstudioschool.com

info@wildcraftstudioschool.com

503 310 3344

 

Wildcraft offers courses and workshops in a variety of traditional craft media, including weaving, natural dyes, Native basketry, and more.  The school also hosts weekend intensives at its original location on a farm in White Salmon, WA.

 

Degrees offered: none

Price for one year of full-time attendance: N/A; workshops typically priced from $100-300