Art Schools in Pennsylvania
Best Colleges, Fine Arts Academy, Accredited Courses, Design Institutes: Gettysburg, Philadelphia.

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Pennsylvania Art Schools & Colleges


Gettysburg College, Department of Art & Art History, Gettysburg
Haverford College, Fine Arts Department, Haverford
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia
Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia
The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
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Gettysburg College, Department of Art & Art History, Gettysburg

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College has a strong academic reputation. The Department of Art & Art History at the college offers major and minors in various types of art including drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics and photography. Art history subjects include western art, theory of visual arts, Greek art, medieval art, Chinese art, American painting from the colonial period, history of architecture, as well as Italian renaissance art, baroque arrchitecture and modern art. Facilities for students include: a foundry, welding equipment, gas and electric kilns, photography darkroom, woodworking shop, printmaking studio, drawing and painting studios and private studios. The college's gallery, Schmucker Art Gallery offers exhibitions to national and international artists, as well hosts as an annual senior major art show. The college has an extensive collection of 2,000 Asian artworks including clothing, altar screens and writing materials.

Annual Tuition Fee: $41,070.

Contact Information
Address: Gettysburg College, Department of Art & Art History,
Campus Box 2452, 300 North Washington St.,Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Phone: 717-337-6121

Haverford College, Fine Arts Department, Haverford

Established in 1833 by a group of New York and Philadelphia Quakers, Haverford is one of America's leading liberal arts colleges based just outside of Philadelphia. The Fine Arts Department at Haverford offer majors which concentrate in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking or photography. All students are required to take the Introductory or Foundation courses and then choose 3 or 4 mediums they wish to explore. There is a new Foundry with workshops for woodworking and bronze sculpture casting.

Annual Tuition Fee: $41,830.

Contact Information
Address: Haverford College,
370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: 610-896-1000


Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia

Moore College of Art & Design focuses on the education of students for careers in the visual arts. Founded in 1848 Moore offers 9 undergraduate majors, 3 graduate programs, and 1 post-baccalaureate program. Undergraduate majors offered are: art education, art history, fashion design, fine arts (2D and 3D emphasis), illustration, curatorial studies, photography & digital arts, interior design and textile design. Those studying fine arts have individual studios and access to drawing and painting studios, the printmaking shop, the ceramics studio and metal shop. Graduate programs available are: Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Studio Arts, MFA in Interior Design and MA in Art Education. A post-baccalaureate in Art Education is also available.

Annual Tuition Fee: $29,266.

Contact Information
Address: Moore College of Art & Design,
20th Street and The Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-965-4000

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Established in 1805 the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is one of the oldest art institutes in the world. The 4 year Certificate Program is the academy’s most historic program. In the first 2 years students receive a traditional atelier style artistic training in painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking. Guided and mentored by master artists, students take classes in life drawing, painting, cast drawing, anatomy, colour in painting, figure modeling, still life painting, woodcut, etching, perspective and art history. The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program is a newer addition to the academy. There is also a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Graduate Studies for students who wish to further their formal education in a studio-based environment. The Post Baccalaureate program is aimed at students with undergraduate degrees and extensive studio work below the graduate level. PAFA also offers an Academy Master of Fine Arts Program (MFA).

Annual Tuition Fee: $24,410 (BFA program), $31,100 (MFA program).

Contact Information
Address: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts,
118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-972-7600

Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia

Founded in the 1930s, the Tyler School of Art expanded in 2009 and opened a new 255,000 sq ft art facility, allowing space for new studios, galleries, workshops and exhibition space. The college offers a Bachelor Fine Arts (BFA) in painting, sculpture, ceramics, glass, photography, printmaking, graphics, jewellery art and metalwork. Tyler also offers BA/BS degree programs in architecture/ preservation, facilities management, art education, visual studies and art history. Masters are also available in the area of architecture, art history, education and fine art.

Annual Tuition Fee: Out-of-State Residents $26,200 / Pennsylvania Residents $15,400.

Contact Information
Address: Tyler School of Art,
Temple University, 2001 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 215-777-9090

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia

The University of the Arts is home to the College of Art and Design; the College of Performing Arts and the College of Media and Communication. There are 46 undergraduate and graduate degrees on offer resulting in the following qualifications: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Industrial Design and Master of Music. BFA in fine arts offer the following majors: crafts, illustration, multidisciplinary fine arts, painting/drawing, photography, printmaking and sculpture. Minors on offer are: animation, book arts, figurative illustration, film/digital, narrative video, studio photography, photography and typography. There are 8 graduate art degree programs including MA's in Art Education, Teaching, Museum Communication and Museum Education; and MFA's in Book Arts, Museum Exhibition Planning and Design and Ceramics/Painting/Sculpture.

Annual Tuition Fee: $31,900.

Contact Information
Address: The University of the Arts,
320 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 800-616-ARTS

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