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From the moment you arrive, you’ll be part of a creative environment that blurs the lines between thinking, making, and sharing. Get ready to live a life of art in action.

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Improve your technique. Enrich your creative spirit. Get your hands dirty. PCA&D offers flexible programs for artists of all ages and experience levels.


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Jul 13

Sophomore Illustration student Hannah Miller’s piece “Green Rune” is included the Regional Juried Exhibition 2018 at The Gallery of Penn…

Jul 6

 Country Meadows & Ecumenical Retirement Community  is hosting a display of PCA&D students’ illustrations at the WITF Media Center, 4801 Lindle…

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Another successful Move-In day at North Market Street, our new Upperclassmen Student Housing! Everyone is settling in comfortably and has already began decorating their rooms. #pcad2018
Do you wish that you had a better understanding of HTML and Website design?

This is the class for you. 
DES 155, Thursdays, September 13 - November 15, 6-9pm

This course will teach you basic HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language) which is used to generate home-pages and websites. The emphasis of this course is on basic HTML codes, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), and skills needed to plan a web page. You will also learn file management, formatting for web pages, basic structural elements, text editing, image use, optimal file formats, and the use of color on the web. Prerequisite: DES 152, Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience is required to enroll in this course.
North Market Street, our new Upperclass Student Housing, Move-In day #1 was a roaring success! #pcad2018
Want to learn more about design? Join us for Design Principles. This class will meet on Monday and Wednesday evenings, September 17 - October 24th. You can register online, or call. 
Learn the basics of using typography and its importance as a design element in publication (newsletters, magazines, brochures, catalogs) and website design. This course will teach you the fundamental skills necessary for much of your future work and education in print and web design.  Special attention is given to developing the problem solving skills critical to functioning in the design industry. Note: This course is a non-computer course.