A Diverse, Dedicated Community of Artists

PAFA graduate students are a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated artists who are very serious about creating art. The Graduate program offers many exciting opportunities to enhance students’ personal and professional development outside of the studio and classroom.

Students can explore teaching art as a career path by participating in the graduate assistant and high school programs. 

There are also opportunities to submit artwork for exhibitions and assist in the student-run Gallery 8 and the Museum’s Gallery 128.

Students can also find opportunities for leadership development through the Graduate Student Association, Student Services leadership positions and student employment.

Workshops, artist lectures and critiques as well as galley and museum openings and special events take place throughout the campus on a regular basis. PAFA’s open and inclusive community of students, alumni, faculty and staff nurtures the growth of students as they face the challenges of a graduate education.