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Winter classes are now available for registration. Subscribe to our email updates. If you should have any questions, feel free to contact our office at (717) 396-7833 ext 1019.

Winter 2017 Schedule

ADULT PERSONAL ENRICHMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
View the class descriptions | Register online today! or call (717) 396-7833 x1019 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Adobe Photoshop - DES 152
Monday, January 30 - April 3, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Digital Photography - PHO 193
Tuesday, January 31 - April 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
*new* Content Creation & Digital Storytelling
Tuesday, January 31 - April 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430 register
Insights, Analytics & Strategies for Digital Marketing
Wednesday, February 1 - April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430 register
Adobe InDesign - DES 154
Wednesday, February 1 - April 5, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Wordpress for Website Design - DES 162
Thursday, February 2 - April 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
*new* Business Practices for Creatives - DES 200
Thursday, February 2 - April 6, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430 register
*new* Typography for Business - WS 92
Monday, February 20, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75 register
*new* Smartphone Photography Tricks for Social Media - WS 95
Wednesday, March 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75 register
*new* Online Video: YouTube, Facebook Live & more - WS 93
Saturday, March 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75 register
Instagram & Snapchat for Business - WS 88
Wednesday, March 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $75 register
Botanical Art - CE 213
Monday, January 30 - February 27, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $195 register
*new* Charcoal Drawing - CE 221
Wednesday, February 1 - March 22, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $245 register
*new* Painting Studio - CE 222
Thursday, February 2 - March 23, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $245 register
Digital Painting - CE 210
Monday, January 30 - March 20, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 register
*new* Coloring Book Design & Illustration - CE 223
Monday, January 30 - March 20, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $275 register
*new* Artist Books & Book Making - CE 224
Tuesday, January 31 - March 7, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 register
*new* Sketchbook Secrets - CE 215
Tuesday, January 31 - March 21, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 register
Oil Painting - CE 169
Thursday, February 2 - March 23, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 register
*new* Woodcut, Linocut & Letterpress Printing - CE 225
Thursday, February 2 - March 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 register
Basic Sewing & Alterations - CE 212
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $195 register
*new* Collage & Mixed Media - CE 187
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $195 register
Short Story Writing - CE 208
Saturday, January 28 - February 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $140 register
*new* Handmade Paper Workshop
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., $95 register
HIGH SCHOOL & PRE-COLLEGE
View the class descriptions | Register online today! or call (717) 396-7833 x1019 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Portfolio Preparation Workshop - WS 7
Saturday, November 19, 2016, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., $55 register
Painting Academy - HS 7
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $245 register
Photography - HS 28
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 12:30 p.m - 3:30 p.m., $245 register
Portfolio Preparation Workshop - WS 7
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., $55 register
KIDS, YOUTH & MIDDLE SCHOOL
Register online today! or call (717) 396-7833 x1019 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
WINTER CLASSES - beginning end of January 2017
Youth Studio I Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $175 register
Youth Studio II Grades 4.5 - YS 12
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $175 register
Young Artist Academy Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 13
Saturday, January 28 - March 18, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
Homeschool Art Studio - YS 40
Tuesdays, January 31 - March 21, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., $95 register

Register for Classes

Registering for art classes and workshops online is as easy as 1,2,3! Simply click the link below to begin the registration and payment process. If you prefer to register over the telephone, please call us at 717-396-7833 x1019. Registrations and payment may also be mailed in by using our registration form.

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FAQ

Below are answers to frequently asked questions, as well as additional information on policies and procedures of the continuing education department at PCA&D. If you need additional information, please contact us.

How old do I have to be to take a CE course?
Our youth program is open to students in grades 1 – 9. Pre-college classes are best suited for students in grades 9 – 12. Our adult classes are intended for those 18 and older, however with a parents’ consent, mature high school aged students may enroll in adult classes.

How does registration work?
In order to secure your spot in a class or workshop, you must fill out our online registration form and submit payment in full. Registration and payment must be received no later than one week prior to the start date. You may register online here, call during business hours (8 am – 4 pm) at 717-396-7833 ext 1019, mail in a registration form, or fax the registration form to us at 717-396-1339.

After your registration is received and processed, you will receive an email with your schedule, supply list (if applicable), and confirmation information that details items such as parking, inclement weather, policy, etc. If you do not receive this supply list email within 48 hours (and it’s not in your spam/junk folder), please email us at ce@pcad.edu.

Registering for a course implies your understanding of the schedule and costs and terms for course cancellations, student withdrawals, and refunds.

What types of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. For those who wish to mail in their registration form, we also accept payment by check or money order made payable to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Do you offer financial aid?
In order to receive state and/or federal financial aid, a student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and be matriculated in the BFA program. If that interests you, find out more about our BFA degrees.

Do you offer any discounts to teachers or veterans?
Yes, we do offer significant discounts to both teachers and veterans. Please call us to learn more about options.

Do you offer ACT48 credit
ACT48 credit is available for any credit-bearing course. If you are interested in receiving ACT48 credit, please email us at ce@pcad.edu with the following information: your name, course(s) that you’re taking, and your professional ID number. We’ll take care of registering your hours. Hours will not be submitted until 2 weeks after the completion of the course.

What do I need to bring to class?
After your registration has been received and processed, a list of materials needed for the class (if any) will be emailed to you within 48 hours. Supplies vary greatly by course and instructor. Some classes have fees that include the cost of supplies, and therefore you will not receive a supply list for that class or workshop. Many classes for students in grades 1-8 include all supplies.

For a computer-related course do I have to have my own computer with software?
Any credit course (Photoshop, HTML, etc) will take place in our computer labs. You will have access to a computer with all of the appropriate software. All coursework can be completed during class time, so there’s no need to install software on your home machine unless you wish to continue your learning at home. Enrolled students may also be eligible for educational discounts from Adobe, to learn more visit this webpage.

What are the credentials of the youth instructors?
All of our youth instructors, who teach classes for grades 1 – 9, are K-12 certified. Every instructor teaching minors, under the age of 18, has cleared criminal history background checks and child abuse clearances through the State of Pennsylvania as well as the fingerprint-based federal criminal history database administered by the FBI.

What is the cost of the certificate program?
The costs of the certificate program vary. There is no entry fee to declare your interest in the certificate program. You may either declare your interest first or begin taking classes. You will pay for classes as you register for them. The classes in the program are either $430 or $460 in cost and certificate programs have varying requirements, but will either require that you complete 4 or 5 classes. You may incur additional associated costs such as equipment or supplies, however these costs would not be made payable to PCA&D.

How do I find out more information about the certificate program?
Check out the individual certificate pages for details about course requirements: Digital Design Series: Web, Digital Design Series: Print, and Social Media Marketing & Communications

What is your attendance policy?
Regular attendance is mandatory for all credit bearing classes. Generally, students are not permitted absences from more than two full class sessions in any course, in any semester. Refer to your specific course syllabus for the complete attendance policy and for any instructor’s addendum to this policy.

If I take a credit course, when should I expect to receive my grades?
Generally, grades are issued within two weeks of the completion of each semester. All grade reports are issued by mail.

Where should I park?
Parking on Prince Street is free on weekdays after 6:00 pm. There is non-metered parking within two blocks of the college, and parking garages on Water and Prince Street. Parking meters and pay-by-space kiosks are enforced during the daytime and on Saturdays. The Lancaster Parking Authority owns and operates these meters and garages. For more information, visit: http://www.lancasterparkingauthority.com.

How do I know if my class is cancelled due to inclement weather or natural disaster?
Watch WGAL 8 (NBC) or check pcad.edu and wgal.com for closing information. If the college is closed, this means that all continuing education classes have been cancelled for the day. Classes will be rescheduled and students will be notified of the make-up day at their next regularly scheduled class.

What is your refund policy?
All refund requests must be made in writing. Only tuition is refundable. All fees are non-refundable, including the $25 registration fee ($55 for computer lab courses) that is embedded in the published cost of all courses. Contact the continuing education office to receive a breakdown of additional fees. Some classes have lab and/or material fees. Refunds will be made within 30 business days of receipt of written request. The refund amount is based on the point of withdrawal from the course less all applicable fees.

Credit Course Refund Schedule
1. Five business days prior to start of course: 100% of paid tuition (not applicable fees)
2. Less than five days prior to start of course: 75% of the paid tuition (not applicable fees).
3. Prior to second class: 50% of paid tuition (not applicable fees).
4. After the above schedule: no refund.

Non-Credit and Youth Course Refund Schedule
1. Prior to the start of the course: 100% refund of paid tuition (not applicable fees). Requests must be received in writing three business days prior to the start of the course.
2. No refunds after the first class meeting.

Workshop Refund Schedule
1. Prior to the start of the workshop: 100% refund of paid tuition (not applicable fees). Requests must be received in writing three business days prior to start of the course.
2. No refunds after the first class meeting or workshop.

What happens if the class that I register for is cancelled?
PCA&D reserves the right to cancel any course or workshop for insufficient enrollment and to substitute instructors when necessary. If we must cancel a course or workshop, all registered students will receive notice by telephone or email prior to the start date of the course. All payments, including all fees, will be fully refunded.

Are gift certificates available?
Yes. Gift certificates in any denomination or specific to any course may be purchased through the continuing education department by calling us during business hours at 717-396-7833 ext. 1019.

Do you offer custom programs for training groups or businesses?
Yes. Any topic that is currently covered in our certificate classes can easily be modified for corporate, small business or non-profit training. Additional topics can be created based on available instructors. Digital and print design, social media, and digital photography are the most sought after training courses. Required group size is 5. Pricing varies from our regular schedule. Contact the CE Director nmohler@pcad.edu or 717-396-7833 ext 1022.