Why NCAD?

Why Do Students Choose NCAD?

When surveying our students and our graduates, we have heard them express a number of reasons that they would encourage a prospective student to choose Northwest College of Art & Design.

Here are Six Reasons Students Choose NCAD:

1. Smaller Class Size, More Personal Attention

At Northwest College of Art & Design, all faculty and administrative staff have one overarching goal — helping every student achieve academic, personal and professional success.

2. Take Advantage Of Our New Lower Cost, And Our Fixed Tuition

At Northwest College of Art & Design, all faculty and administrative staff have one overarching goal — helping every student achieve academic, personal and professional success.

3. Skip Class Registration Lines

Unlike traditional colleges, NCAD takes the hassle out of class scheduling. We have designed our program so that students receive every class they need to graduate, when they need it, start to finish.

4. Experience Lifetime Career Services Assistance

Our Career Services Department will help our students identify and pursue opportunities while they are a student, when they graduate, and throughout the course of their entire career.

5. Learn From Experienced Instructors

Students will learn directly from the seasoned creative professionals who teach our technical and occupational classes (studio and lab classes), and from the highly educated instructors who teach our general education classes.

6. Enjoy A Short School Week

We understand that there is a whole wide world outside the classroom. NCAD schedules are typically only 3–4 days a week, allowing our students ample time for homework, internships, part time employment, and to “have a life” outside of school.

Learn More

A list like the one above can only give a partial glimpse of the true experience of being a student at Northwest College of Art & Design. We invite any interested student or family member to contact one of our Admissions Representatives (admissions@ncad.edu or call (253) 272-1126 for more information. Our Admissions staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our college, our Visual Communication degree program, financial aid and other issues, and will provide help with the admissions process.