Summer Academy

The definitive program for talented and motivated high school students.

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"We had whole days of drawing, sculpture, and painting,
then they took us on Fridays to different cities, such as
Washington D.C., New York, and galleries in Philly...
They were teaching us how to enter the art world"

—MariJo Miranda (BFA ’21)

From Summer Academy to PAFA:
Read MariJo's Story

July 1 through August 2, 2019

A five-week, college-level art making experience for high school students at the nation's first and premier school of fine art.

July 1 - August 2, 2019

Summer Academy is the definitive program for talented and motivated high school students:  A five-week, college-level art making experience in the nation’s first and premier school of art.

  • Rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking and illustration taught by PAFA's exceptional faculty of practicing artists

  • Commuter and Residential program options

  • Field trips to the museums and galleries of Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C.

  • A culminating exhibition in PAFA's museum, including a reception and awards ceremony

  • A head start on preparing a portfolio for applying to art school

  • The opportunity to earn four college-level credits

  • The option for an Admissions portfolio review for pre-approval for PAFA's college application (additional materials required)

  • A Next Step Scholarship issued to all Summer Academy alums who enroll in PAFA's BFA programs

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Eligibility:

Open to students who will have completed 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grades by Summer 2019.  The program welcomes young artists dedicated to honing their craft and exploring the world of art.

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