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Welcome to the application for PCA&D's BFA degree program. We encourage you to apply online. Before you begin, you may want to review the admission requirements.

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Print and complete the form and fax or mail to:
Attn. Admissions Department
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design
204 North Prince Street
P.O. Box 59
Lancaster, PA 17608-0059
P: (717) 396-7833  •  F: (717) 396-1339

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The admission department assesses students on a non-discriminatory basis and does not exclude the recruitment or enrollment of students based on financial background, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and does not discriminate against members of protected classes under the law.

Alumni Spotlight

Damon Styer

Fine Art, 1991

  • Since 1999, running New Bohemia Signs, in San Francisco, a sign shop dedicated to producing only hand-painted signs
  • Practicing fine artist
  • Featured in an upcoming feature-length documentary on sign painting in America, due to be released in Spring 2013
  • Featured in an accompanying book to be published by the Princeton Architectural Press, in Autumn 2012

"I remember that I originally intended to go through the graphic design program, but after the foundation year, based on the friends I made and the sensibilities with whom I most resonated, I felt compelled to pursue the fine art program. What I took from my time at PCA&D was to go for what you know! I can’t ponder the notion that I’ll find my future fortune without reflecting on how that message was instilled in me from my years in Lancaster."

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Jessica Sponsler

Chair of Liberal Arts and Instructor, Liberal Arts Department


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA, University of Pennsylvania