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👀 PCA&D, Move-In is closer than you think! Here are a few important dates and reminders for your general awareness. Make sure to check your emails regularly as placement details & a detailed orientation schedule will be updated shortly! We can't wait to see you all.

Finding creative ways to stay cool in this heatwave! ☀️

It's time for a special edition of #SummerShowcase! Just in time to celebrate some beautiful fireworks and the summer weather 🎇. ... Art by: Silas Shoop '24, Illustration

Happy Fourth from PCA&D! 🎆

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design was honored to celebrate its first class of Design Thinking graduates at the May Commencement ceremonies. The dozen Associate of Arts degree recipients, each of whom also graduated with a concentration such as illustration, animation & game art, graphic design, fine art, or photography & video, and the six Bachelor of Arts recipients, each of whom also graduated with at least one concentration, are the result of long hours of planning, concepting, collaboration, and solo projects. But what is Design Thinking, exactly, and how can it be used to jump-start or further a creative career? Dive into the world of Design Thinking! From real-world skills to innovative projects, discover how these creative minds are shaping the future. Click the link in our bio for the full story! 🔗

It's time for another #SummerShowcase! How's the summer treating you so far, PCA&D? ☀️ ... Work by: Charlie Boyce '25, Fine Art

It's all in the small details! We have a new Main Gallery Exhibition, "Senior Exhibition", a selection of work by the Class of 2024, through July 19. The show features a sampling of the thesis work in illustration, painting, animation, game art, photography, video, sculpture, graphic design, and design thinking, created by our most recent alumni. Miss out on seeing the Senior Show in May? Don't fret... now's your chance to continue to celebrate PCA&D's graduates through a condensed version of that large-scale exhibition.

Learning a new language isn’t always the easiest task – but pairing it with a creative project? That can give the lessons a focus and a theme that ties languages and cultures together. That has been a focus of a successful partnership between the College’s Center for Creative Exploration (CCE) and Tec Centro East, a division of Lancaster’s Spanish American Civic Association, or SACA. Tec Centro is the primary provider of bilingual education and skills training in the area. “We were strategic about inviting community members that are learning English AND community members who want to enhance their Spanish skills to the table,” said Salina Almanzar-Oree, CCE’s Assistant Director. “Using a creative project that is also culturally significant across many Latin American countries like the carnival mask or puppet making allowed us to break down barriers and find connections across cultures.” ... Read the full story, linked in our BIO! 🔗

Striking a chord with creativity! MFE & Keys for the City pianos have joined us again in our Art Garden. Take a look at the awesome design, created for @members1stfcu by students at @mccaskeyhighschool! Stop by and play a tune 🎵.

Happy #FirstDayOfSummer, PCA&D! Today is the longest day of the year... hopefully the day will shine as bright as our beautiful portico mural 🌞. Do you have any big summer plans?

This Lancaster heatwave isn't the only thing bringing the heat this week! Our #SummerShowcase is also on fire 🔥. We love showing off student work, remember you can send us a DM to be featured. ... Work by: Alexis Howe '24, Illustration

Happy Father's Day to all our PCA&D D(AD)s, grandfathers, and paternal figures! 💛❤️💙

Summer is a great time for high school-age students to explore their creative interests, build studio skills – and, in many cases, earn some college credit at the same time. The Center for Creative Exploration, at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, has 17 multi-session classes and single-session workshops open to 9th- through 12th-graders this July. From writing to traditional and digital arts to figure drawing, graphic design, branding, and more, there’s a wide variety of options that enable teens to stay creatively active and engaged. More intensive, multi-session classes not only provide that outlet: they also carry with them college-level credit, giving those students a leg up when they apply or enroll in colleges in the future. ... A full list of classes can be found in our BIO! 🔗

Cheers to the Red Rose City today for #NationalRedRoseDay! We are so happy to call Lancaster home and celebrate Lancaster City being ranked #1 out of 1,300 small cities for affordability, safety, and quality of life by WalletHub. Visit us to check it out for yourself! 🌹

When Lindsay Sensenig starts as a Foundation student this fall at PCA&D, there’s at least one student that this aspiring Photography & Video major will be able to turn to for advice: Her mother, Mickey Hess, is a Fine Art senior at PCA&D. Both of these non-traditional students pursued careers in the health care field before life changes brought them back to their creative roots. And both credit PCA&D and the faculty and staff they’ve met for helping to ease the transition back to college to earn their BFA degrees. ... Read the full story to hear about their journeys from health care to the creative life -- linked in BIO! 🔗

Today, we are celebrating the bonds that make college unforgettable! Happy #NationalBestFriendsDay to all the amazing friends who turn every moment into a masterpiece. Tag your PCA&D besties and let them know how much they mean to you! 🦚🎓

It's #NationalHigherEducationDay! What does it mean to receive a higher education degree from our institution? 💛 9:1 student to teacher ratio ❤️ 100% of students receive a scholarship and many receive a PCA&D Grant 💙 Ranked as the #18 Best College for Design in the nation and in the top 5% of Colleges for Art. 🤍 And so much more... ... Check out some of the recent accomplishments within our community -- linked in our bio! 🔗

It's that time again... #SummerShowcase is back to show off more awesome student artwork! 🎨 ... Work by: Katie Hess '25, Fine Art

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, a thriving college in the heart of Lancaster City’s arts district, welcomes current and incoming University of the Arts students. Our Admissions Counselor Roxanne Hansard [rhansard@pcad.edu] is here to help you explore career paths, identify which credits will transfer, and answer all other questions about making the most of the work you’ve already done at UArts. As a fellow community of artists, designers, teachers, and learners we invite you to open the door to the next chapter in your Creative Life. Visit pcad.edu/UArts at the link in our bio to learn more and connect with us!

Happy #NationalSmileDay! We miss all your smiling faces on campus and hope you're having a great break 😁.

On this #NationalCreativityDay, PCA&D's Exhibitions Department and Center for Creative Exploration have teamed up with support from the City of Lancaster Office of Public Art to host an opportunity for the Lancaster community to showcase their visual response to the prompt Creativity is... in an exhibition that will be installed at the Lancaster Amtrak station in two of the public art cases from Aug. 9 through Nov. 14. The hope is to engage Amtrak station visitors and travelers through this collaborative installation that will involve the creation of artwork. The Lancaster Amtrak station is the second-busiest station in Pennsylvania with residents that commute in and around the region and visitors that pass through. This exhibition presents an opportunity to show the strength of creativity in Lancaster city and the extended Lancaster community. Through July 29, community partners, PCA&D students and faculty, and Lancaster community members are invited to join a workshop, event, or visit partner curio. Gallery & Creative Supply on West Chestnut Street to pick up a 6-inch-by-6-inch canvas panel to create their response to the prompt. Names of artists will be included on signage in the station cases. Panels are due back to the PCA&D campus by July 29. PCA&D acknowledges the partner organizations which are collaborating with the College to make this project possible: curio. Gallery & Creative Supply, The Demuth Foundation, Friendship Heart Gallery & Studio, Lancaster Science Factory, PCA&D Student Life, and Zoetropolis Cinema and Stillhouse. Want to learn more? Go to the link in our bio for information and a listing of any upcoming Creativity is... events.

As a fellow community of artists, designers, teachers, and learners, we at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design were saddened to learn of the closing of the Delaware College of Art and Design. Like DCAD, PCA&D is a small professional art & design college that values persistence and career readiness for our students. PCA&D has been working diligently with DCAD administrators to develop a plan of action that will allow you to continue on your educational path with as little disruption as possible. We welcome Delaware College of Art and Design current and incoming students 🦚! Visit the link in our bio to learn how to connect with us, visit our campus in downtown Lancaster, and learn why PCA&D could be the place for you! ... We will be on the DCAD Campus this Thursday (May 30) & Friday (May 31) from 11am - 2pm to answer questions regarding transferring to PCA&D. For students who cannot attend in person, Zoom links will be shared.

The 2024-2025 PCA&D Fine Art Alumni Artist Residency is now open for applications. Open to ALL alumni who are graduates of a PCA&D BFA program and have a developing studio practice, this opportunity is offered through the College's Fine Art Department. It provides time and space for a student artist to continue developing their work and engage with a supportive community at PCA&D. The Alumni Artist in Residence receives a studio space, access to campus facilities, and an exhibition opportunity at the close of the residency. This residency program runs throughout the academic year from the start of classes on Aug. 26, 2024, through April 2025. 🔗 For more information about the residency and the application, follow the link in our BIO! The deadline to apply is Monday, July 1.

It's that time of the year again to show off some awesome student artwork in our #SummerShowcase ☀️! We love to display your work and want to see what you have been creating. Want to see your work showcased? Send us a DM! ... Work by: Alexander Smith '24, Photography & Video