School of Fine Arts

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Educating the next generation of artists from around the world since 1805.


With over 200 years of experience training artists, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts nurtures the artistic development of our students through degree programs in undergraduate and graduate fine arts education.

The School of Fine Arts offers a world-class professional education that focuses exclusively on the success of the emerging fine artist. Our priority is the quality, comprehensiveness, and relevance of a fine arts education to develop and pursue an artistic vision wherever it may lead.

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PAFA educates artists from around the world to be innovative makers and critical thinkers with a deep understanding of traditions and the ability to challenge conventions. Learn more about the admissions process, attend an open house, or schedule a campus visit. 

PAFA is a non-profit college accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). PAFA is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) and The Common Application.