Applying to PAFA

PAFA's Office of Admissions welcomes applications from talented artists and artists in the making to all of our programs. The Certificate, UPenn BFA and Academy BFA require a high school diploma or equivalent. The Post Baccalaureate and MFA programs require a bachelor’s degree in art, or equivalent. PAFA is a welcoming environment with a strong sense of community. We have students from over 25 states, the District of Columbia, and from countries across the globe. We encourage you to investigate the opportunities to be found at America's first school of fine arts.

 

Application Deadlines:

Fall 2014

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Program: PAFA continues to accept applications on a space-available basis.
  • Certificate and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Programs: PAFA continues to accept applications on a space-available basis.
  • Post Baccalaureate Program: PAFA continues to accept applications on a space-available basis.

Spring 2015

Certificate and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Programs: November 1, 2014.

Admissions Checklist

Click here for a list of all elements required for application including Portfolio Guidelines, Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, Image Inventory, and Personal Statement information.

Contact Us
Please contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@pafa.edu or 215-972-7625 if you have any questions.

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is committed to an environment which welcomes and encourages members of all diverse groups to apply to our programs of study.  PAFA provides equal opportunity to all students and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.