Visit PCA&D

Schedule a Campus Visit

Walk our halls, meet real students, take in the creative energy surrounding you. We are currently offering in-person tours most Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays in addition to some Saturdays. All tours must be scheduled in advance.

Schedule Your Visit

Not ready to visit in person? Watch our virtual campus tour
Watch a Tour

Info Sessions & Art School Toolkits

Our team offers virtual, one-hour evening sessions highlighting everything from the PCA&D admissions process to building portfolios, writing personal statements, and financial aid.
Register for Sessions Here

Meet with an Admissions Counselor

PCA&D’s Admissions Counselors are always happy and ready to set up individual meetings for any student or family who’d like one. They’re available via email, phone, video call, and we hope to be able to say in person again soon!
Talk With Admissions

Open House & Special Events

Attending a Pennsylvania College of Art & Design event is a great way to get to know our creative community. Click below to explore our upcoming Open Houses, Transfer Days, Mini Portfolio Days, and more.
Register for Events Here

Explore our Recruitment Calendar

See if PCA&D Admissions will be visiting your school or a college fair near you soon.
Meet PCA&D Online

City of Creatives

PCA&D enjoys the benefits of Lancaster City’s bustling and vibrant art community that boasts over 125 arts venues including galleries, museums, theaters, orchestras, ensembles, poetry sites, and public art installations. PCA&D is centrally located between the resources of the nation’s cultural capitals, Washington, D.C., and New York, and is easy to reach by car or rail.

Make sure to visit long enough to take advantage of our historic, art-filled Lancaster City, sample some of the city’s more than 90 restaurants and cafes, and enjoy our beautiful surrounding countryside. Consider joining us downtown for a First Friday (the first Friday of every month) or Music Friday (the third Friday of every month). Our city has put its creative talents to use and moved these staple events online to bring joy and music into people’s homes until downtown fully reopens.

Learn More about First Fridays

Learn More about Music Fridays

Helpful Downtown Sites

Directions to PCA&D

Where to Park

Where to Stay

Lancaster City Bike Share

Lancaster Amtrak Station

More About Lancaster City