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    Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: Summer Academy


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • 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 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications
    • 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. 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 scholarship for Summer Academy if you apply by April 10th

    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).

    Summer Academy does not offer a residential option for students.