Classes at a Glance

Summer 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.

Summer 2016 Schedule

ADULT PERSONAL ENRICHMENT & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Register online today! or call (717) 396-7833 x1019 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
Adobe InDesign - DES 154
Mon/Wed, July 11- August 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Lighting for Photographers - PHO 199
Mon/Wed, July 11- August 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Advanced Social Media Marketing & Digital Communication - SM 102
Mon/Wed, July 11- August 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
*new* Creating Letters from sketch to Adobe Illustrator - DES 166
Mon, July 11- August 1, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195 *this class is no longer accepting registration*
Wordpress Web Design - DES 162
Tues/Thurs, July 12- August 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Adobe Photoshop - DES 152
Tues/Thurs, July 12- August 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Blogging for Business - SM 103
Tues/Thurs, July 12- August 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $460 register
Business Practices for Photographers - LA 010
Tues/Thurs, July 12- August 11, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., 1 credit, $430 register
*new* Pinterest for Business - Pin It to Win It - WS 84
Friday, July 15, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., $75 register
*new* Botanical Art - CE 213
Monday, July 11-August 8, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $195 register
Intro to Mural Painting - PTG 198
Mon/Thurs, July 11-August 4, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $245 *this class is no longer accepting registration*
Landscape Painting (en plein aire) - CE 95
Tuesday, July 12-August 9, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $195 register
*new* Photographic Self-Portraits - Beyond the Selfie - PHO 222
Tuesday, July 12-August 9, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195 register
*new* Poetry in the Park - CE 217
Tuesday, July 12-August 9, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., $195 register
*new* Drawing in Limited Color - CE 216
Wednesday, July 13-August 10, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., $195 register
HIGH SCHOOL & PRE-COLLEGE
Register online today! or call (717) 396-7833 x1019 between the hours of 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.
SESSION 1 - July 11-22
Intro to 3-D Computer Animation - HS 67
Monday-Friday, July 11 - 22, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., $355 *FULL* (call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to wait list)
Narrative Figure Drawing - HS 66
Monday-Friday, July 11 - 22, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355 register
*new* Fashion Illustration & Design with CAD - HS 76
Monday-Friday, July 11 - 22, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355 register
SESSION 2 - July 25-August 5
Intro to Graphic Design - HS 73
Monday-Friday, July 25 - August 5, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., 1 credit, $355 register
*new* Portrait & Figure Photography - HS 77
Monday-Friday, July 25 - August 5, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355 *this class is no longer accepting registration*
*new* Art for Social Good - HS 78
Monday-Friday, July 25 - August 5, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., 1 credit, $355 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.
WEEK 1 - July 11-15
Youth Studio Art for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-1
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
Youth Studio Art for Grades 4.5 - YS 12-1
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
Young Artist Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 13-1
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new* The Selfie: Exploring Self-Portraits in Art for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 42
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register
Cartooning Basics for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 8
Mon-Fri, July 11-15, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 *new section added August1-5, see below* (or call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to wait list)
WEEK 2 - July 18-22
Youth Studio Art for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-2
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
Youth Studio Art for Grades 4.5 - YS 12-2
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new* Adobe Photoshop for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 43
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $230 register
*new* Discover Mask Making for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 44
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register
Drawing for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 7
Mon-Fri, July 18-22, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 *FULL* (call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to wait list)
WEEK 3 - July 25-29
Youth Studio Art for Grades 1.2.3 - YS 11-3
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
Youth Studio Art for Grades 4.5 - YS 12-3
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new* Collage & Mixed Media for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 45
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new* Cartooning Basics for Grades 1.2.3.4.5 - YS 46
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 *FULL* (call 717-396-7833 ext 1019 to be added to wait list)
Painting for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 16
Mon-Fri, July 25-29, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register
WEEK 4 - August 1-5 (grades 6-9 only)
Young Artist Academy for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 13-2
Mon-Fri, August 1-5, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new section* Cartooning Basics for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 8
Mon-Fri, August 1-5, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register
Printmaking for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 27
Mon-Fri, August 1-5, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register
WEEK 5 - August 8-12 (grades 6-9 only)
Cartooning 2 for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 28
Mon-Fri, August 8-12, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $200 register
*new* Digital Photography for Grades 6.7.8.9 - YS 47
Mon-Fri, August 8-12, 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., $200 register

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Certificate Programs

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PCA&D recognizes the need for continuing education throughout your career. Whether you wish to enhance your skills to increase marketability, gain new skills for job promotion, or take a completely new track for a career change, our certificate program is structured with adult students’ lifestyles and commitments in mind.

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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.

Figure Drawing Class Lancaster, PAHow old do I have to be to take a CE course?
Our youth program is open to students in grades 1 – 8. 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, by calling us during business hours at 717-396-7833 ext 1019, mailing in a registration form, or faxing 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.

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. 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.

What are the credentials of the youth instructors?
All of our youth instructors, who teach classes for grades 1 – 8, are K-12 certified. Every instructor in our programs that teach a minor under the age of 18 has cleared their 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 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.

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.

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 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.