Ivy League Academics with Extraordinary Artistic Training
The coordinated BFA with the University of Pennsylvania pairs PAFA’s fine arts studio training with an Ivy League liberal arts education from one of the most distinguished universities in the country. A PAFA tradition since 1929, the UPenn BFA provides an exceptional education that combines the best studio fine arts training from PAFA and a liberal arts degree from UPenn.
Liberal Arts from the University of Pennsylvania
PAFA’s coordinated program provides an exclusive liberal arts context for the intense studio training in the fine arts. Marked by flexible and personalized course options, the coordinated BFA is recommended for self-motivated and committed students who seek the best of both studio arts and an Ivy League education. All students pursuing the BFA must complete 16 classes at Penn, 4 of which must be in art history, and 12 in any combination of liberal arts electives.
The coordinated BFA fosters the development of intellectual sophistication, breadth of outlook and a sense of personal responsibility. Offered at a significantly discounted tuition rate by the University of Pennsylvania, it is an extraordinary opportunity for a fine arts student. Students admitted to the BFA program may begin studies at Penn after completing their first year of study at the Academy.
Applicants are required to apply online at: