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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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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

Ted Stoltz

Graphic Design, 2005

  • Multimedia producer and graphic designer • Worked on over 20 independent short films
  • Masters degree with a concentration in Communication Design from Norwich University of the Arts
  • Broadcast manager for MustardTV in Norwich, England
  • Past instructor at PCA&D teaching filmmaking, motion graphics, and animation
  • Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Art 2013 Student Design Awards

“The greatest thing about PCA&D was the plethora of real-world experience the professors bring to the classroom. Many projects are built around requirements you experience as a professional and some are client driven. Many explanations of concepts are accompanied by anecdotes from working in the industry, which help to drive home the importance of the knowledge being conveyed.”

Faculty Spotlight

Eric Weeks

Chair of Fine Art and Assistant professor, Foundation and Photography Departments


MFA, Yale University School of Arts; BFA, School of Visual Arts

Teaching Philosophy: I believe that art is about lifelong learning; about oneself and others, about what has come before us as well as the possibilities for the future. Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “The production of a work of art sheds light upon the mystery of humanity.”