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Doyle

ABBY DOYLE '25

Poliski

JADIN POLISKI '20

McCulley

KAITLYN MCCULLEY '21

Toomey

KENNEDY TOOMEY '22

Peters

CASSIE CARVER-PETERS '23

Clemente

CHRISTINA CLEMENTE '22

Blair

JEFF MAISONNEUVE '21

Smith

ALEXANDER SMITH '24

DCAD & UARTS Students

PCA&D is ready to help you continue your creative journey this Fall.

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

Majors     Minors     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 in addition to credit and non-credit options for youth, high school students, and adults in our Center for Creative Exploration.

PCA&D by the Numbers

#18 Ranking

Ranked on Niche.com as the #18 Best College for Design in the nation and in the top 5% of Colleges for Art.

niche.com
9:1 Student to teacher ratio

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.

#1

Lancaster City is ranked #1 out of 1,300 small cities for affordability, safety, and quality of life by WalletHub.

Lancaster Gallery Row
90 minutes

We’re located 1.5 hours from Philly and Baltimore, and 2.5 hours from New York City.

125+

Campus is surrounded by more than 125 arts and culture organizations like theaters, galleries, performance spaces, shops, art markets …and more.

100%

Everyone receives a scholarship, and many receive a PCA&D Grant based on the results of the FAFSA. 

LiveX Program at Rock Lititz

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Let's Connect

Whether you’re just starting to learn about PCA&D or ready to submit an application, connect with us. We offer a range of ways to visit, from on-campus visits to online info sessions and 1-on-1s with an admissions counselor.

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SPRING Open House

Saturday, May 18

Join us 9:45 am to 2 pm to experience our campus and meet our faculty

Tour Rock Lititz

Friday, April 12

Interested in live experience design? Join our tour of the Rock Lititz campus!

Is Your Degree On Pause?

Complete an Associates degree or certificate in a year with financial support of the ACHIEVE program!

Saturday Tour Day

October 7

Drop in and explore our campus as you connect with Admissions staff.

senior show 2024

Check out the outstanding senior thesis projects from the Class of 2024!

Live Experience Design & Production

PAFA students

We can't wait to meet you Tuesday, January 30th on the PAFA campus.