How to Register
Credit for PA and NJ K-12 Educators
Course Tuition and Fees
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Continuing Education Programs
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Visit the Continuing Education office on the 3rd Floor of the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
* Please mail a completed registration form with check, money order, or credit card information. We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Make checks or money orders payable to “PAFA.”
PAFA is accredited through the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).
The majority of multiple-week courses are available for 1.0 undergraduate credits or non-credit. If taken for credit, the student may incur additional coursework, and will receive a course grade and appropriate credit that will appear on an official PAFA transcript. For an official transcript, please submit a completed transcript request form to PAFA's School Registrar with appropriate payment.
Changes in credit status must be arranged through the CE office prior to the second class. No refunds are issued from changes from credit to non-credit.
For Pennsylvania and New Jersey K-12 Educators
Act 48 Continuing Professional Education
PAFA is approved by the state of Pennsylvania to offer Act 48 hours for all of its courses, workshops as follows: Twelve-week 1.0 undergraduate credit CE courses are available for 36 Act 48 hours; Ten-week 1.0 undergraduate credit CE courses are available for 30 Act 48 hours. Summer semester five-week 1.0 undergraduate credit courses and one-week intensives are available for 36 Act 48 hours. Workshops are eligible for the same number of Act 48 hours as contact hours for which they meet (excluding lunch breaks). Educators electing to receive Act 48 hours should notify the Continuing Education Programs office when registering.
New Jersey Department of Education Professional Development Provider System
PAFA is approved by the state of New Jersey to offer Professional Development Credit for all of its courses, workshops as follows: Twelve-week 1.0 undergraduate credit CE courses are available for 36 credits; Ten-week 1.0 undergraduate credit CE courses are available for 30 credits. Summer semester five-week 1.0 undergraduate credit courses and one-week intensives are available for 36 credits. Workshops are eligible for the same number of professional development credits for which they meet (excluding lunch breaks). Educators electing to receive Professional Development Credit should notify the Continuing Education Programs office when registering.
One-Week Intensive Sessions
July One-Week Intensive: June 28
Drawing for High School Students: June 14
Painting for High School Students: June 28
Drawing for Comics and Animation: July 3
Five-, Ten- and Twelve-Week Sessions
Five-Week Session 1: May 17
Five-Week Session 2: July 3
Ten- and Twelve-Week Evening Courses: May 17 & 24 (please see individual course descriptions)
Ten-Week Saturday Courses: May 24
Workshops, Lectures, Seminars and Special Programs
Registration deadlines vary. Please refer to individual course descriptions.
Course Tuition and Fees
One-, Five-, Ten- and Twelve-Week Course Tuition:
1.0 Undergraduate Credit: $595 (12-week course) / $505 (10-week course)
Non-Credit: $475 (12-week course) / $395 (10-week course)
Non-Credit, Half-Day (where applicable): $295
One-Week High School Intensive Course Tuition:
$395 for 1.0 credit or non-credit
Tuition varies for Workshops, Lectures, Seminars and Special Programs. Please refer to individual course descriptions.
All courses are designed for full-time attendance. For greater flexibility, select courses may be taken for half-day, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 - 5 p.m. Information/demonstrations given during one portion of the day may not be repeated for the other half. Courses generally feature more lecture and demonstration in the morning, and more studio time and individual guidance in the afternoon.
Half-day courses are available for non-credit only, and may not be combined to qualify for credit status. For more information, please call 215-972-7632.
Lab and Material Fees
Please consult individual course descriptions for any applicable lab or materials fees.
Registrations received after 5 p.m. on their deadline date will be assessed a late fee of $25.
Lockers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $20.
Refer a first-time Continuing Education student, and you and the new student will receive a 10% tuition discount on one regular course or workshop within the current semester.
PAFA Members at the “Friend” level and above receive a 10% tuition discount on CE courses, workshops and Master Classes. For information on becoming a PAFA Member, please call 215-972-2077 or view membership details online.
* Lab/materials and locker fees are not eligible for discount. Discount does not apply to Master Classes and Special Programs. Call 215-972-7632 for more details.
Withdrawals must be made in writing via letter or email to the Continuing Education Programs office. Students withdrawing are charged a $30 administrative fee per dropped course and $15 per workshop. Refund of tuition and lab fees will be adjusted according to the following schedule (less the administrative fee), unless otherwise indicated.
|One-, Five-, Ten- and Twelve-Week Courses
|Prior to one week before the 1st class meeting
|After the above, prior to the 2nd class meeting
|After the 2nd class meeting
|| No Refunds
|Prior to one week before the 1st day
|After the above, prior to the 1st day
|After the above
|Master Class Intensives
||No Refunds after May 15
|Six-Week Studio/Critique Program
||No Refunds after June 14
If minimum enrollment is not met, a class will be cancelled on, or shortly after, its registration deadline. Students will be notified by phone and may choose to transfer into another class or receive a full tuition and fee refund. Please register early to help prevent course cancellation.
The closing, delayed opening, or early dismissal of PAFA will be determined jointly by the Dean of the School and the Museum Director, with approval of the President. Such closing or delay would include the School, galleries and administrative offices. Decisions regarding the cancellation of special events and evening classes may be made later in the day. To find out if PAFA is closed or delayed you should check one of the following:
- Our website – messages will be updated on the PAFA homepage
- PAFA’s main number, 215-972-7600 – An outgoing message advising of a close or delay will be recorded by 6:30 a.m.
- KYW (1060AM) – Listen for PAFA’s code 150 (Continuing Education’s code is 2150)
- WPVI-TV 6ABC – Lists the school by name
- NBC 10 – Lists the school by name
Transportation and Parking
PAFA is conveniently located near the SEPTA Market East and Suburban train stations, bus and trolley stops and PATCO Hi-Speed Line station stops. For SEPTA information, call 215-580-7800 or visit www.septa.org. Discounted parking is available at adjacent Parkway Corporation and Convention Center parking lots. Tickets must be validated by Security staff.