“There were great and serious painters, and everybody was inspiring one another. It was a beautiful time there.”—David Lynch, '66-'67
Areas of Study
Studio arts training at PAFA provides the foundational skills, intellectual context, discipline and creativity for a lifetime of making art.
The undergraduate programs at PAFA are in the disciplines of Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Printmaking, and Sculpture.
The four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program pairs demanding studio training with a fine-arts focused liberal arts education. PAFA's BFA enhances artistic expression with critical thinking skills.
The graduate programs at PAFA provide three options for students to further their artistic development.
The Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree program is for students who have completed their undergraduate degree and wish to pursue a full-time, two-year program devoted to the development of their work.
The Low-Residency Master of Fine Arts degree program provides students with the community and rigor of a traditional MFA with a more flexible structure to fit their lives and schedules.