We are artists – designers, animators, illustrators, photographers, fine artists, and more. We are a rich community of diverse and creative students that are strong thinkers, strong makers, and strong communicators.

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design offers innovative programs, state-of-the-art facilities, highly accomplished faculty, and intense professional experiences that will help prepare you for a life in art and design. Our intimate size gives you the highly personalized attention that you won’t find at other colleges and provides you a student to teacher ratio of 9 to 1.

To fully experience PCA&D and the creative energy you feel the moment you walk through our doors, a visit is essential. Located in downtown Lancaster, our students are a part of a lively city that is passionate about the arts and the artist. Contact us for a personal tour or considering attending one of our upcoming open houses.

At PCA&D, we strive to attract and enroll artistically and academically strong students, from a variety of backgrounds, who are passionate about a career in the visual arts. Visit our admissions requirements for information about how to begin your application.