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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

Nathan Moore

Graphic Design, 2004

  • Owner, Rock Hound Apparel
  • Webmaster, Designer at Penn State University, Berks Campus
  • Former graphic design & communications coordinator at Stratton Mountain Resort, VT
  • Former graphic & web designer at Alloy Media & Marketing in Cranbury, NJ

“The most important thing I learned at PCA&D was technique and use of tools. I can remember taking my first design class and not being able to draw a 3-D box in Illustrator. Now I use the program daily. The professors taught us the basics and from there, we had the opportunity to take it as far as you wanted to go. You can have the best idea, but if you don’t have the necessary knowledge of the tools and design, your idea will always be just an idea.”

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.”