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Our strong reputation and rigorous programs are directly tied to the quality of student we enroll. All BFA applicants are reviewed holistically. We take into account your portfolio, your goals, your academic history, and your ambition to make a difference as a professional in the visual arts.


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PCA&D operates on a rolling admissions calendar, which means applications are accepted and decisions are made throughout the year. Applications for admission are currently being accepted.  All  candidates who complete the application process and are offered admission will be considered for scholarship.


You Are Unique

Here, you get to be yourself. You learn to learn from your mistakes, gaining the personal determination needed to succeed. You’re fueled by the energy that radiates when art and artists are all around you. And unlike those who attend a larger college, you aren’t another face in the crowd. Watch our video and learn more about us.

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News Blog

May 6

On Thursday and Friday May 2 and 3, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design honored and celebrated its 51 graduating…

May 2

One new tradition that the College will be implementing this year is a Student Speaker,  member or members of the graduating class,…