The Agency at PCA&D

The Agency is an intensive hands-on experience that allows students to perform portfolio-level work and gain real-world training in an in-house creative services setting.

real clients, Real projects

The Agency leverages learning to serve College and community partners through professional design education. Students who are accepted to The Agency work on design and art projects for the College, outside companies, and events. The work The Agency solicits would not compete or interfere with local agencies.

Earn internship credits

As a member of The Agency, you will receive 1.5 credits per semester toward your internship (3 credits fulfill the internship requirement). You will be required to commit 60 hours per semester to earn the credits. Over the course of a semester, this comes to about 4 hours a week and we meet as a group on Wednesday afternoons.

who can join

PCA&D students will be eligible to join The Agency starting in the second semester of their Sophomore year. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, can effectively prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously, has excellent time-management skills, and has a keen eye for design. This person works well independently and under the pressure of deadlines. 

submit your name and art

If you’re interested or have additional questions, please contact communications@pcad.edu.

The Agency Wins America250PA Competition!

PCA&D won first place at America250PA’s 2022 Direct Effect Innovation Challenge (DEIC). They competed against four other Pennsylvania colleges — Lebanon Valley College, Point Park University, Rosemont College, and Ursinus College.