ABBY DOYLE '25
JADIN POLISKI '20
KAITLYN MCCULLEY '21
KENNEDY TOOMEY '22
CASSIE CARVER-PETERS '23
CHRISTINA CLEMENTE '22
JEFF MAISONNEUVE '21
ALEXANDER SMITH '24
At Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, our community is all about the creative life. About inspiration, innovation, & imagination.
PCA&D was founded by artists like you, so future artists could thrive and grow. We’re all working artists, designers, and creatives, and we can help you find your own path to success.
Explore Our Programs
6 Majors 13 Minors 11 Certificates
Students can earn a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) degree in our Majors program and gain specialization in other areas through our Minors program. PCA&D recognizes the need for continuing education throughout a career so our Certificate program is structured with adult students’ lifestyles and commitments in mind.
by the Numbers
Ranked on Niche.com as the #16 Best College for Design in the nation and in the top 5% of Colleges for Art.
Our faculty and staff are working creative professionals who have been where you are. You’ll work with real clients, exhibit in galleries, access internships, and build valuable networks.
Lancaster City is ranked #1 out of 1,300 small cities for affordability, safety, and quality of life by WalletHub.
We’re located 1.5 hours from Philly and Baltimore, and 2.5 hours from New York City.
Campus is surrounded by more than 125 arts and culture organizations like theaters, galleries, performance spaces, shops, art markets …and more.
Everyone receives a scholarship, and many receive a PCA&D Grant based on the results of the FAFSA.
Visit & Connect
Jump-start your creative life
Discover our numerous admissions-related events, schedule a personal campus tour, drop-in for an online info session, or meet us if we visit your school.