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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

Steve Becker

Illustration, 2004

  • Art director and contributor of New York Times Best Selling Comic series, “FUBAR”
  • Full-time graphic designer
  • Lead background designer for The Fictory animation production of “Atomic Robo: Last Stop”
  • Worked with White Wolf for the 6th edition of Gamma World
  • Inked Tim Truman’s pencils on the Grimjack: Killer Instinct miniseries for IDW
  • Freelance project with Rockstar Games NYC on the Grand Theft Auto IV add on “The Ballad of Gay Tony”
  • Completed multiple character designs for Freeverse and Villain games
  • Story contributor for The Magic Bullet #2 out of Washington D.C.
  • Inked the finish for Ben and Tim Truman’s Hawken #6 on IDW

“What I learned at PCA&D: Good contacts and connections are worth their weight in gold. The difference between persistence and fanaticism is a working business model. Opportunity rarely ever exposes itself at your convenience. Nine times out of ten, finishing a project is far more valuable than starting. Leaving your desk/computer for a few hours here and there makes you a much more interesting person and it does the same for your work.”

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.