Course and Enrollment Requirements

PAFA: In order to ultimately qualify for the Coordinated BFA, students must also complete a minimum of three years at PAFA, including at least one year as a full-time, independent studio student. 

Penn: All students pursuing the BFA must complete 16 classes at Penn, four of which must be in art history, and 12 in any combination of liberal arts electives. 

A course load of four classes per semester is considered full-time enrollment, though students may enroll in as few as one class per semester if preferred. Courses through the College of Liberal and Professional Studies run in the evening, typically for several hours, once per week, and are also available during the summer months.