Degree Programs

  • From the Schuylkill to the Hudson

    Showcasing Philadelphia’s Place in the History of American Landscapes

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  • Eye Contact

    All eyes are on you in the Salon Gallery this summer

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  • 2019 Travel Prize Recipients

    Scholarships Allow PAFA Students to Travel Around the World

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  • 214th Commencement

    Chitra Ganesh Urges Graduates to Cherish Their PAFA Connections

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  • SaraNoa Mark '15

    PAFA Alum Wins Fulbright Research Award

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  • Brodsky Center at PAFA

    Brodsky Center Welcomes Its First Artist-In-Residence

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  • Upcoming Exhibitions

    Etchings From a 130-Year Old Exhibition on View This Summer

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Apply Today

It's not too late—PAFA is still accepting applications for its undergraduate and graduate programs.

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.