Open Houses

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Open house events provide an excellent introduction to PAFA's outstanding programs and our vibrant, diverse community of artists. They also showcase the school’s private studios and breathtaking Cast Hall, where students draw from casts of dozens of classical sculptures.

Join in student and faculty panel discussions, participate in Q&A sessions, and take a guided tour of PAFA's studios and classrooms, as well as our renowned museum and exhibition spaces. Learn about the admissions process, financial aid, and scholarships.


Undergraduate Summer Open House

Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Founded in 1805 in the heart of Philadelphia, PAFA is America's first school and museum of fine arts.Its unique programs are rooted in the disciplines of painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and illustration. Along with an intense immersion in studio arts training, students are encouraged to innovate and explore a wide range of approaches to art-making.

PAFA offers two undergraduate degrees (the PAFA BFA and a coordinated BFA with the University of Pennsylvania) and three graduate degrees (Post-Baccalaureate Certificate; MFA; and a new Low-Residency MFA).