Applying to PAFA

PAFA's Office of Admissions welcomes applications from talented artists and artists in the making.

Undergraduate applicants to the BFA, Penn BFA, or Certificate programs may apply using PAFA's Online Application or The Common Application. A high school diploma, or equivalent, is required.  

Students interested in applying for the coordinated Penn BFA must also submit an application for the Penn component of the program. Click here for information on the Penn application.

Graduate applicants to the MFA, Low-Residency MFA, or Post-Baccalaureate programs may apply using PAFA's Online Application. A bachelor’s degree in art, or equivalent, is required.

Apply via PAFA Online Application

Apply via Common Application (Undergraduate Only)

A checklist of all application requirements is available here. Contact the Office of Admissions at or 215-972-7625 with questions, or to schedule a visit.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages members of all diverse groups to apply to our programs of study.  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.