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Connect with PCA&D

Let’s meet. We can't wait to share our story and learn yours.

Your admission counselor is your personal guide to discover and apply to the creative college that is right for you. Visit us to experience our friendly vibe and cozy campus community- right in the middle of an innovative small city. Meet our dynamic faculty and see why our students consider them mentors and friends.

You belong here. Jump-start your creative life now.

Ways to Connect

Open House & Special Events

Get to know us! Meet our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, through one of our on-campus events. Check out your options including Open Houses, Transfer Days, Mini Portfolio Days – and more!

Personalized Tours

Join your Admission Counselor or a PCA&D Student Ambassador for a tour with you and your family to explore our studios and get to know the PCA&D student experience.

Not ready to visit in person? Watch our virtual tour

admissions info sessions

Our team offers virtual, one-hour evening sessions highlighting everything about PCA&D from our programs, to the admission process and financial aid.

Meet 1:1 with Your Admissions Counselor

Your personal admission counselor will be happy to meet individually with you and your family either in person or virtually via email, phone, video call or text.  

Financial Aid Appointments

Meet with our Director of Financial Aid to learn about what you need to do to insure you receive the maximum amount of financial aid you are eligible for AND important deadlines for completing the necessary paperwork. Don’t worry. We’re here to help!

Meet the Majors; Academic Info Sessions

Learn about our academic programs from our nationally and internationally recognized faculty. They’re all practicing artists, so they’re well connected with the needs of the workforce. (We need a little more “wow” here)

National portfolio days

Meet PCA&D at one of this year’s National Portfolio Days – online and in-person options!

Coming to your area

See if PCA&D Admissions will be visiting your school or a college fair near you. If you’d like us to visit your classroom, please email admissions@pcad.edu.

I love PCA&D because my faculty know me really well and they give me feedback on what I need to do to be successful. Everyone is encouraging and willing to connect me to helpful resources and opportunities.

City of Creatives

Your creative life at PCA&D extends beyond our buildings into our historic Lancaster City. Located in the heart of Gallery Row, the College is centered in a bustling and vibrant community that boasts more than 125 arts venues including galleries, museums, theaters, concert stages, poetry sites, and public art installations. Renowned for our farm-to-table food scene, feast in the city’s more than 90 restaurants and cafes. The art and music scene spills into the streets on the 1st and 3rd Friday nights of every month, with downtown art shows and great outdoor music.

Getting Here

PCA&D is centrally located between a few of the nation’s cultural capitals: Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City, and is easy to reach by car, train, or bus.

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