New Students

Welcome to PAFA! 

We are so excited for you to begin your journey as artists and innovators. Here, you will be taught by artists from around the world the skills to create and imagine like never before, you will be challenged to think critically while understanding tradition, and you will learn the foundations of art to exceed convention.

As you begin your journey as a first-year student, we have lots of important information to share with you. Utilize the sidebar to navigate and learn more about becoming a student at PAFA and preparing for a great start! 

The Next Steps Center:

  • Enrollment Process 

  • Housing Application 

  • Financial Aid Packages  

  • PAFA Events and Visits

First-Year Experience:

  • Everything you need to know about life as a PAFA student 

New Student Toolkit:

  • What to look out for and complete prior to your first day on campus

student working on printmaking
student staring at canvas of their own work
Student leaning against and posing in front the Historical Landmark Building
Student sitting on floor in their studio
Student pouring molten metal into casting
student talking to someone in their studio
Two students sitting on couch chatting
Student hyper-focused on drawing
Student working in front of an easel

Contact Us

Student Services at PAFA is fully committed to assisting students with their needs and questions.

Telephone: (215) 972-2199

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