Wednesday, February 20, 2019: Due to the impact of the approaching storm, PAFA will be closed. Students will still have access to their studios.

Degree Programs

  • Bethann Parker '19

    A New Spin on Old News

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  • Upcoming Exhibitions

    Before the Hudson River School There Was the Schuylkill

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  • 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 '21

    From Art Studio to Archaeological Dig

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  • Behind the Scenes

    Mentoring the Next Generation of Museum Professionals

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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.