Is Creative Art and Design Training Right for You?

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BFA and AOS Degree Programs.

Nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest, NCAD prepares students to reach their creative, technical and professional potential. Our educational focus is on cultivating the skills, from theory to practice, needed for each individual student to meet the challenges of contemporary creative business practice.

NCAD is an art school that fosters the development of intellectual and creative talent of a diverse student body. Within a supportive and caring college environment NCAD’s art and design classes encourage students to experiment and find their individual artistic voice whether it’s through Procreate, Photoshop, traditional painting, watercolor or drawing.

Is Creative Art and Design Training Right for You? Find Out!

Take the NCAD “Creative Art and Design Readiness Quiz”

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Creative Art and Design Readiness Score Now.

Art Is A Business

Our program is tailored to provide, in addition to the arts, practical business and entrepreneurship skills to further prepare students to engage in an ever-changing creative marketplace.

[ Small classes, to allow for individual guidance ]

[ A focus on studio time, for hands-on experience ]

[ Instructors that are active professionals in their fields ]

[ Assistance with externship & post-grad job placement ]

[ Courses in creative business, marketing, and finance ]

[ Extended post-graduation education opportunities ]

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Come Visit Us

Take a tour of our Tacoma campus to get a feel for our art school, the educational environment, and our downtown location. A visit is a great way to determine if we’re the right career training experience for you. We’d love to show you around!

Ready to Start Your Education Towards Becoming a Creative Professional?

Apply to NCAD today and take the first step in your educational journey towards a future in the creative industries.