Mission & Vision
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is a non-profit professional art college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, certificates, credentials, and a curriculum that enables students of all ages to pursue art as their life's work.
Art has value.
Encourage observation, experimentation, and evaluation.
Expect and foster individual initiative and creativity.
Educate, inspire and transform.
Statement of educational goals and outcomes (BFA program)
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design offers a professional education in the visual arts. Graduates of the College will be able to:
• Enter a profession in the visual arts.
• Research, analyze, interpret, and judge information.
• Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the liberal arts.
Our Promise (BFA Program)
Your place to prepare for a life in art.
PCA&D provides an immersive experience in an intimate environment where the curriculum successfully prepares you for a life in art.
At PCA&D, we promise to:
• Affirm the value of art and the unique calling to a career in the visual arts.
• Use our intimate size to provide one-on-one instruction and guidance from dedicated faculty and staff who are passionate about our mission.
• Pursue innovation and excellence in all of our programs and endeavors.
• Foster students’ growth through real-life experience of living independently in a community that embraces the arts.
• Prepare our students with extensive and meaningful real-world experience so they graduate ready to succeed in the visual arts.