Graduate Admissions

PAFA's Office of Admissions welcomes applications from talented artists and artists in the making.

Graduate applicants to the MFA, Low-Residency MFA, or Post-Baccalaureate programs may apply using PAFA's Online Application. A bachelor’s degree in art, or equivalent, is required.

MFA Application
Low-Residency MFA Application
Post-Baccalaureate Application

A checklist of all application requirements is available here. Contact the Office of Admissions at or 215-972-7625 with questions, or to schedule a visit. Marie Manski, Graduate Admissions Counselor and an alumna of PAFA's MFA program, can be reached directly at or 215-972-2096.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages members of all diverse groups to apply to our programs of study.  PAFA provides equal opportunity to all students and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.