Visit the School
Experience PAFA’s exceptional art-making facilities, student spaces, and galleries by visiting our campus and touring the college.
Tours typically last an hour and should be scheduled at least 24 hours in advance. Use the form below or contact Admissions to schedule a tour.
In-person tours of PAFA's campus are offered on most Mondays and Fridays at 11:30 AM.
Please note that tours of student housing are not available. However, our Admissions Counselors are happy to discuss housing options during your visit.
Virtual tours of PAFA's campus are offered on most Thursdays at 2:30 PM.
Portfolio reviews can be requested as an optional add-on when scheduling an on-campus or virtual tour. Reviews are informal—let‘s have a conversation about your art!
- This opportunity for you to provide more information on your work and creative process.
- Receive feedback and advice on your work.
- Get guidance on how to prepare and submit your portfolio for admission consideration.
PAFA hosts on-campus and virtual Open House events for prospective undergraduate and graduate students, their families, and art educators. These events introduce PAFA’s programs and offer an inside look into our vibrant, diverse community of artists.
- Guided tour of PAFA’s campus—from our historic Cast Hall to contemporary art-making facilities.
- Information session on degree & certificate programs, scholarships/financial aid, student life, and much more!
- Complimentary admission to PAFA’s museum galleries.
Upcoming Open House Days
|Date||Theme and Subjects||Open House Type|
|October 4th, 2023||Get to Know PAFA||Virtual|
|October 21st, 2023||Get to Know PAFA||In-Person|
|November 1st, 2023||Graduate Programs||Virtual|
|November 11th, 2023||Portfolio Prep and Guidance||In-Person|
|November 15th, 2023||Transferring to PAFA||Virtual|
|December 2nd, 2023||PAFA/Penn BFA Program Overview||In-Person|
|December 14th, 2023||How to Support Your Student Applying to Art School||Virtual|
Picture Yourself at PAFA
The Admissions and Financial Aid staff at PAFA help you during all stages of the application and enrollment process.