Visit PAFA

Campus Tours

Learn more about PAFA’s exceptional facilities, faculty, and student life by visiting our campus and touring the school. Experience our facilities—including Cast Hall—for yourself.

Individual campus tours are offered Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Tours typically last 1-2 hours, and can be tailored to fit your interests. Contact your personal Admissions Counselor or the Admissions Office by telephone or email to schedule your tour. To guarantee availability, please schedule a tour request at least 24 hours in advance.

Group school tours of PAFA's school campus and museum are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. Please fill out the form below to reserve your spot, and a member of the Admissions staff will contact you within two (2) business days. Group tours typically run 1-2 hours.

Please note that tours of on-campus housing accommodations are not available to perspective students due to security and privacy concerns. To discuss housing options, please make an appointment with your Admissions Counselor or with PAFA's Residential and Student Life Coordinator.

To schedule a Portfolio Review or to learn about our Portfolio Review process, visit the Portfolio Reviews page.

Open House Events

Every year PAFA hosts a number of on-campus Open House events for undergraduate and graduate students to provide an introduction to PAFA’s outstanding programs and our vibrant, diverse community of artists.

In addition to touring the school's campus and museum with our Student Ambassadors, Open House participants can attend informational sessions with Admissions, Financial Aid, and Student Life staff, as well as experience art-making demonstrations to really get a sense of what life is like here at PAFA.

PAFA Comes To You

While visiting our campus is typically the best way to get a feel for PAFA and its community, we know that isn't always possible. If you can't come to us, we try to come to you. Admissions Counselors from PAFA travel across the country to meet with prospective students. Representatives attend National Portfolio Days and college fairs, as well as make individual visits to classrooms and guidance offices, and more.

School Visits

PAFA Admissions Counselors visit many areas across the United States, including in-school visits to classrooms and guidance offices. During these visits, we provide students, educators, and guidance counselors with an overview of the school, admissions, and portfolio review process, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities, as well as learn more about you.

If you’d like to arrange an in-school classroom or guidance office visit with a PAFA representative, please contact the Admissions Office by telephone or email.

College Fairs

PAFA attends various local college fairs throughout the spring. College fairs give high school students an insight into the different options available to them after graduation. This is a great way for students to meet their PAFA Admissions Counselor, learn about our different programs, and ask any questions they may have. It’s also a wonderful opportunity for guidance counselors and parents to get a chance to speak with a PAFA Admissions Counselor to learn more about our school.

Portfolio reviews cannot be accommodated at college fairs, but interested students are encouraged to visit our campus and schedule an in-person or virtual Portfolio Review with PAFA.

National Portfolio Days (NPD)

PAFA attends various National Portfolio Days across the US during the fall and winter of every year. All National Portfolio Days are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Portfolio Reviews page.

Schedule A Campus Visit

Please use the following form to request an individual campus tour or portfolio visit, or if you are interested in bringing a group to learn more about our programs.

Please schedule a tour request with a minimum of 24 hours advance notice to guarantee availability.

Upcoming Events

Join PAFA at an upcoming open house, portfolio event and more to learn about our programs.

Undergraduate October Open House 10/20/2019 - 12:00pm
Graduate Programs Fall Open House 11/10/2019 - 12:00pm
Undergraduate November Open House 11/16/2019 - 12:00pm
From PAFA to the Parkway (and Back) 12/06/2019 - 11:00am