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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

Caren Geiges

Photography, 2010

  • Owner, Caren Anne Geiges, LLC - CAG Photography

"When I first came to PCA&D, I was originally going for graphic design. I had no photography experience whatsoever. I loved our foundation year. It gave me a chance to explore different media. I took the introduction to black and white photography class with professor, Christine Welch, and I fell in love with it. Every time we had a new photo project, I was excited to be in the darkroom and see my results. My decision was made. Taking that course was the best thing that happened to me. I wouldn’t be where I am if I had not had the chance to explore!"

Faculty Spotlight

Charles Beyl

Assistant professor, Illustration and Graphic Design Departments


MA, Syracuse University; BA, Washington State University

Activities: Freelance illustrator for 20 years, humorous illustration for education, editorial and advertising clients. Editorial Cartoonist for the Lancaster Sunday News

Teaching Philosophy: My goal is to have students leave my classroom knowing what illustration is, and how it works in the marketplace. I want them to approach each assignment from their own perspective and respond to the challenge of communicating another person’s ideas through their own.