Registration Information

Registration for Fall Continuing Education programs opens December 4.  Priority online registration for PAFA Museum Members only opens December 2 -- click button below to view courses.

Register Online

Download Spring 2020 Course Brochure

Download Registration Form

Call (215) 972-7632 or mail registration forms with full payment to Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Continuing Education Programs, 128 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.

Registration forms may be dropped off in person at the CE office on the 3rd Floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building during office hours.

Register early to guarantee enrollment and prevent course cancellations.

Register by:

January 10 Classes beginning January 21–27
January 24 Pre-college classes beginning February 1

Registration deadlines vary for shorter and condensed courses, workshops, lectures, seminars, Master Classes, and Special Programs.  Please refer to individual course descriptions for more information.

Save on Tuition

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PAFA Members Save 10% on CE Classes

PAFA Members at the Friend level and above or the Young Friend Philanthropist level receive a 10% tuition discount on CE courses, workshops, and Master Classes during the entire year of their membership.  Become a member today!

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Refer A Friend, Get 10% Off

Refer a first-time Continuing Education student, and you and the new student will receive a 10% discount on tuition for one regular CE class or workshop. Some restrictions apply.

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Financial Assistance Available

CE Community Scholarships offer partial tuition assistance to adult students who demonstrate financial need and dedication to their art. Some restrictions apply. High School Student Scholarships offer full- and partial-tuition assistance for high school students based on merit and need. 

Payment Options

Payment may be provided in the form of checks, money orders, or credit card.  We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Make checks or money orders payable to “PAFA.”

Full payment is due at the time of registration.  PAFA cannot prorate courses for late registration, withdrawals or missed classes.

Registrations received after 5 p.m. on their deadline date will be assessed a late fee of $25.

Tuition & Fees

Course Tuition

  • 30 contact hours:  $395 for non-credit; $525 for 1.0 undergraduate credit

  • 30 contact hours for high school classes:  $425 for 1.0 undergraduate credit or non-credit

  • 36 contact hours:  $495 for non-credit; $625 for 1.0 undergraduate credit

  • 45 contact hours:  $595 for non-credit; $950 for 1.5 undergraduate credits

Tuition varies for Short and Condensed Courses, Workshops, Lectures, Seminars, and Master Classes.  Please refer to individual course descriptions.

Full payment is due at the time of registration.  PAFA cannot prorate courses for late registration, withdrawals or missed classes.


Lab and Material Fees

Please consult individual course descriptions for any applicable lab or materials fees.


Model Fees

Courses that significantly incorporate the use of models include model fees—see individual course descriptions.


Late Fees

Registrations received after 5 p.m. on their deadline date will be assessed a late fee of $25.


Locker Rentals

Lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $25.  Locker rental is not available for weekend workshops.


Contact Continuing Education

Thank you for your interest in PAFA's CE programs. Join our community of dedicated artists of all ages and skill levels:  Continuing Education offers exceptional studio art classes and workshops for beginner to advanced artists outside of PAFA's degree programs, available to both museum members and the general public.