Admissions Office

  • Accepting Applications for Fall and Summer 2018

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  • Undergraduate Open House

    Saturday, March 24, 2017

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  • PAFA Comes To You

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What's Happening At PAFA Upcoming Events

Open Studio Night Meet and Greet for Prospective Students

Friday, February 16, 2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Undergraduate Spring Open House

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Undergraduate Summer Open House

Saturday, August 4, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Undergraduate Admissions

Fall 2018 BFA and PAFA/Penn BFA admission

  • Regular Decision: Priority Scholarship Consideration February 1, 2018
  • Regular Decision: Continues on a rolling and space-available basis after February 1.

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Graduate Admissions

Fall 2018 Master of Fine Arts (MFA) admission: January 15, 2018
Summer 2018 Low-Residency MFA admission: January 15, 2018
Fall 2018 Post-Baccaureate admission: March 15, 2018

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Contact the Office of Admissions at or 215-972-7625 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.