Admissions Office

  • Upcoming Event

    Visiting Artist: Peter Halley

    November 19, 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    Historic Landmark Building

  • Upcoming Event

    Preview Reception for Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis

    November 13, 2015, 6-8 p.m.
    Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

  • Upcoming Event

    The 22nd Annual Student Print Sale

    December 4, 2015, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
    Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building

PAFA Comes to You Upcoming Reviews

Saturday, November 21
Washington D.C. National Portfolio Day
Corcoran College of Art & Design
Washington, D.C.
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Sunday, November 22
Baltimore National Portfolio Day
Maryland Institute College of Art
Baltimore, Maryland
1 - 5 p.m.

Charlotte National Portfolio Day
Hilton Charlotte Executive Park
Charlotte, North Carolina
12 - 4 p.m.

Saturday, December 5
Phoenix National Portfolio Day
Mesa Community College
Mesa, Arizona
12 - 4 p.m.

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Upcoming Application Deadlines 

Spring 2016 Certificate/BFA admission: Extended to November 16, 2015
Fall 2016 Certificate/BFA Early Action admission: December 1, 2015
Summer 2016 Low-Residency MFA admission: December 15, 2015 

PAFA offers studio-centered fine arts training with a focus on drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture and fine arts illustration. The school has offerings to fit each student's level of skill, training and experience.

Contact the Office of Admissions at or 215-972-7625 with questions or for more information.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is committed to an environment that welcomes and encourages members of all diverse groups to apply. PAFA provides equal opportunity to all students and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.