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Visit and Connect

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

Special Events

Get to know us! Meet our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, through one of our on-campus or online special events.

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.

admissions info sessions

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

INTO THE STUDIOS – 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.

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!

National portfolio days

Meet PCA&D at one of this year’s National Portfolio Days – show us your work!

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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS & Portfolio reviews

Get to know us! Join our Transfer Counselor to discuss how your credits could transfer, if your artwork is up to par, and discover your path at PCA&D.

Personalized Tours

Register for a personalized campus tour with our Transfer Counselor.

Lancaster City ranked #1

You’ll love our small city which encourages artistic expression and values diversity. Step right off our campus onto Gallery Row — and into neighborhoods filled with art galleries, artist studios, and creative professionals. Lancaster City is ranked #1 out of 1,300 small cities by WalletHub for affordability, economic health, education, quality of life, and safety. 

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.

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.