Degree Programs

  • Crosscurrents Juried Exhibition 2018

    PAFA Awards Four MFA Scholarships

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  • Inside The Classroom

    Learning to Design an Exhibition

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  • Visiting Artist Program

    Njideka Akunyili Crosby, MacArthur Recipient, Visits PAFA

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  • Leslie Pickel (BFA ‘21)

    From Art Studio to Archaeological Dig

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  • PAFA On Tour

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

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Mentoring the Next Generation of Museum Professionals

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  • Lindsay Rapp (BFA '14)

    Sharing Her Passion Through Social Media

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Hurry—applications to PAFA's Undergraduate are due soon. Graduate program applications are now being accepted on a rolling basis.

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.