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    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Summer Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th, PG
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Work Experience, Arts, Career Exploration
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    • Minimum Cost: > $3,000
    • Credit Awarded: Yes
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    PAFA's flagship pre-college program is an in-person, four-week, college-level art-making experience for talented and motivated high school students at the nation's first and premier school of fine art.

    Experience PAFA’s historic campus for this immersive, in-person program July 5-July 29. Enjoy rigorous courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, animation and illustration taught by PAFA's exceptional faculty of practicing artists. 

    Summer Academy participants have the opportunity to:

    Get expert guidance from leading artists among PAFA's stellar faculty 

    Get a head start on preparing a portfolio for applying to college

    Earn 4.0 college credits

    Participate in an exhibition in PAFA's world-class art museum

    Earn a merit-based scholarship for Summer Academy and become eligible for a Next Step Scholarship to PAFA if they enroll in the BFA program

    Students benefit from one-on-one portfolio reviews with the school's admissions staff. Summer Academy alumni who are accepted to PAFA's BFA program are eligible for a $4000 Next Step Scholarship ($1000 per year).