The creative life is shaped in workspaces – lived by faculty as passionate about it as you are.
Find Your Major
PCA&D offers four-year degree programs that pair a creatively-focused liberal arts education with professional studio art training.
Which one (or ones) inspires you?
A third of your time at PCA&D will be filled with learning the history and current context surrounding the industry you’re studying. All liberal arts courses are led with a focus on creative thinking to round out your education with the skills you’ll need to succeed beyond the studio: critical thinking, problem solving, researching, verbal and written communication, and more.
All incoming students have to establish a base of fundamental drawing, software, and design skills to find success in their future chosen major. At PCA&D, this is called Foundation Year. This communal first-year experience allows you to connect with your new peers and prepares you to meet faculty expectations moving forward. Best of all – it gives you a risk-free, productive opportunity to experiment with different media and techniques in a professional setting before officially declaring your major in the spring!
Add a Minor
PCA&D offers minor programs in a still-growing range of topics to customize your major to fit your interests or career plans. Can’t decide between two majors? You don’t have to! A minor is available in each of our major areas of study.
18 credit hours are required to complete each minor
- Animation & Game Art
- Art History & Visual Culture
- Business In Creative Industry
- Creative Writing
- Esports Management
- Fashion Merchandising
- Fine Art
- General Humanities
- Graphic Design
- Live Experience Design & Production
- Photography & Video
Whether you want to enhance your marketability, gain new skills for a job or promotion, take a completely new track for a career change, or begin a larger degree at a different pace, our credit-bearing Undergraduate Certificates can help you achieve your goals.
PCA&D’s Undergraduate Certificate programs, nested in the BFA curriculum, offer specialized education and training in fields that require specific skill sets. Depending on the program, you can achieve a certificate in four to eight classes.
Undergraduate Certificates of 16 credits or more are eligible for Financial Aid!
( ) Credit Hours Required * Available Online
- Advanced Photo & Video (12)
- Animation (16.5)
- Business In Creative Industry (18)*
- Communication Design (16.5)
- Data Visualization (18)*
- Digital Photography (18)
- Esports Management (18)*
- Fashion Merchandising (18)*
- Filmmaking (16.5)
- Game Art (16.5)
High School Dual Enrollment
PCA&D provides a wide range of continuing adult professional education programs that will help you start, change, or advance your career in a variety of fields.
Want help figuring out the best path for you?
Sign up for one of our upcoming information sessions, watch a recent recording, or pick a day to visit campus.
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.