Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts closing its college at end of 2024-25 academic year

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the first art school and museum in the United States, is ending its college at the end of the 2024-25 academic year, its president said Wednesday in a letter published online.

PAFA’s museum will remain open, and its certificate programs, commitment to K-12 arts programs and continuing education will remain in place, according to the letter.

PAFA President Eric Pryor cited “rising costs, expanding requirements and dwindling enrollment” behind PAFA’s decision to end its degree-earning program. He added juniors, seniors and masters of fine arts students on track to graduate in 2024 or 2025 will still be able to do so.

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