Visit & Connect

Let’s meet. We can't wait to share our story and learn yours. Jump-start your creative life now!

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.

Ways to Connect


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.


Get to know us at one of our upcoming Saturday Tour Days. Meet our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.

PCA&D Open House

Transfer student Tours

Register for a personalized campus tour with our Transfer Counselor.

Interested in a Live X degree?

PCA&D students in our Live Experience Design & Production degree program will also take classes on the Rock Lititz campus, immersed in top-of-the-line technology and studio space.

This tour takes place once a month on a Friday from 1pm to 3pm. 

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.

National portfolio days

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

In your area?

See if a PCA&D Admissions Counselor 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.

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.

portfolio workshops

Sign up to attend a free, week-long online workshop that will help you prepare a portfolio for admission to PCA&D.

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!

Lancaster City Is 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. 

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.

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.