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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design

204 North Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Founded in 1982, PCA&D is a private, non-profit, professional art college offering BFA degrees, certificates, credentials, and curricula that enable students of all ages to pursue art as their life’s work.
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design is one of the region’s leading cultural centers offering signature events, artist talks, classes, workshops, and gallery events throughout the year that are unique within and closely link us to the Lancaster community. The Mosaic Project provides scholarships for students from Lancaster city/county districts to spend a day with professional artists who are successful in their fields. These students see, first hand, that careers in art and design are truly within their reach. Designathon provides real-world experience for students by matching them with non-profits in need of professional-quality design work. PCA&D students, faculty and alumni create marketing pieces, such as logos, websites, and brochures. Exhibits in PCA&D’s Main Gallery, curated by our gallery director, bring works by nationally and internationally recognized artists to Lancaster.
provide a partial scholarship for an individual middle school student to attend a course as part of our Young Artist Academy program. The middle school years, grades 6 – 8, are a crucial time for young people with creative talent to develop the critical skills needed for success in the arts. PCA&D’s Young Artist Academy provides a strong foundation on principles of design, art history, and creative thinking. The class focuses on allowing students to think more like an artist through self-discovery, camaraderie, and creative problem-solving, and includes a mini-exhibition for the students.
help to make it possible for PCA&D to offer multicultural exhibitions and educational programs to students in Lancaster County. The significance of art in the lives of our youth cannot be underestimated. Yet, just when research is finally emerging that supports this, budget cuts and curricular demands are threatening the foundation of creativity in our public schools. In order to fill that gap as well as enrich the community, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design developed The Mosaic Project, a multicultural exhibition and education program for students and families in Lancaster County.
provide scholarship money to a B.F.A. student. We are proud of the exceptional level of creativity displayed by our students at PCA&D. For many of these students, an education in the arts would not be possible without financial support. It is through scholarships that students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds are given the chance to develop as artists and students.
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