M.F.A.- Fine Arts, 4-year Certificate: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking; 1-year Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Graduate Studies;
BFA: Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking
PAFA's Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program is an intensive, two-year studio art making experience that involves daily interaction with an outstanding faculty of resident and visiting critics; regular private and group critiques; seminars in critical readings; exposure to an outstanding visiting artist program; and participation in graduate drawing and painting classes that reflect the Pennsylvania Academy's emphasis on achieving a high degree of skill in drawing and studio art making practice.
The Post Baccalaureate Program is designed to address the needs of a wide range of students: those with an undergraduate degree; with substantial studio experience; who need an additional year of studio work to develop a strong, cohesive and competitive body of work; students requiring a year of intensive studio work prior to beginning a graduate level program; or individuals with a degree in art who wish to pursue work in a different medium.
All graduate students have 24/7 access to private studios, a faculty advisor, and the chance to work with some of the nation's most talented faculty who are all working artists.
PAFA offers both need-based and merit-based scholarships, as well as the opportunity for graduate students to teach in our after-school program, our summer high school program, and our year-round museum eudcation program.
PAFA is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and has been approved as a Candidate for accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Applicants are required to submit a portfolio of 20 images.
# of Credits Required:
International Student Requirements:
PAFA has a long tradition of enrolling students from all over the world. The School of Fine Arts is a welcoming place for a very diverse worldview, as well as diversity in art and the place of art in the world community.
In addition to the completed application materials, international students whose native language is not English are also required to submit either official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the IELTS. PAFA's suggested TOEFL minumums are: 100 (internet-based), or 250 (computer-based). The suggested IELTS score is 6.0 Information on the TOEFL can be found at www.ets.org/toefl. PAFA’s TOEFL test code is 8499. Information on the IELTS can be found at www.ielts.org.
PAFA is pleased to offer partial merit-based international student scholarships on a competitive basis. As well, both undergraduate and graduate students are also considered automatically for Academy merit scholarship support.
Tuition & Financial Aid
Cost Per Credit Hour:
$ 1,132 USD
Tuition In-State Full Time:
Tuition Out of State Full Time:
Financial Aid Offered: Yes
Classification: Schools of Art and Music
Institution Sector: Private not-for-profit
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: Under 1,000