Degree Programs

  • Extraordinary fine arts training. Exceptional Ivy League academics. Together in One Program.

    Diversifying a Degree with the PAFA-Penn BFA Program

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  • I think about space a lot and how the individual relates to their environment"

    Mike Schley (MFA '19): Measurements in the Broad Street Studio

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  • "I liked that PAFA was about experimentation."

    Illustration Student Brice Hunt Discovers an Interest in Bookmaking

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  • "The best thing you can do is know what you’re trying to say, and why you’re trying to say it."

    When Art Meets the World: In Conversation with Student Dara Haskins

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  • "Knowing the so-called right way to do something so you can make a decision to break that rule is important."

    Kristy Munday (Cert. '18) Prepares for the ASE

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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.