Start your application, submit your portfolio, and jump-start your future with PCA&D.
Follow the application process below so we can help you continue your path to a creative future
We have rolling admissions, which means applications and portfolios will be reviewed throughout the calendar year on an individual basis. Contact the Admissions Office at 717.396.7833 ext 1001 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance as you move through our process.
NO FEE. NO COMMITMENT.
You may apply through either the PCA&D application or the Common App website. There is no application fee.
Submitting an application isn’t a commitment to PCA&D but it will at least help us get to know you better. If you’re not ready to apply, start by submitting your portfolio (see below).
If NOT submitting through Common App, please upload a 250–500 word personal statement about why you love making art. Learn more in our FAQ’s below.
Portfolios should contain 8 – 10 pieces of recent, original artwork. If your portfolio only consists of fan art or fan edits, you will be asked to submit different pieces.
If you intend to major in Animation & Game Art, Fine Art, or Illustration you must include at least 2 pieces from direct observation. Those pieces should show an understanding of value and strong composition.In addition to online submissions, we also review portfolios throughout the year at in-person visits.
We require official transcripts from all applicants. Transfer students must submit transcripts from all colleges where courses were taken, regardless of completion or credits received.
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