Degree Programs

  • Visiting Artist Program

    Njideka Akunyili Crosby, MacArthur Recipient, Visits PAFA

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  • PAFA On Tour

    Going Global: PAFA Curators Put American Art on the World Stage

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  • Bhoomi Patel (MFA '20)

    Venturing Far Outside One's Comfort Zone

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Mentoring the Next Generation of Museum Professionals

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  • Kathleen Gallo (BFA '20)

    Sculpting to Solve Cold Cases

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  • "Alter"ing American Art

    Asking What It Means to Be "American"

    On View through 12/16

  • Dara Haskins (BFA '19)

    Finding Her Place at a Historic Art Academy

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Now accepting applications for the 2019 academic year.
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applicants at PAFA Open House events.

Studio training and study programs are centered on drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and illustration. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts encourages experimental and interdisciplinary approaches and focuses on development of both technical and conceptual skills, as well as individual studio practice.

A roster of visiting artists and critics expose students to new ideas. A diverse body of student artists become a close-knit peer group. PAFA’s museum hosts world-class exhibitions and a distinguished permanent collection. The Annual Student Exhibition, held for more than a century, attracts over 10,000 patrons, artists, community members and critics.