Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 19, 2018 11:16:25 AM

David I. Buckman, EVP and General Counsel of Allied Universal,  was presented with Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s most prestigious board honor, the Kenneth R. Bernhardt Award, at the College's February Board of Trustees Meeting.

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Topics: Board of Trustees

Posted by Amber Kane on Mar 5, 2018 11:01:00 AM

The Council for Art Education (CFAE) is celebrating March as Youth Art Month, encouraging support for quality art programs for youth in schools and in the community.  “Building Community Through Art” is the theme of this year’s Youth Art Month, which was created in in 1961 as an event to emphasize the value to children from participating in visual art education.

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Topics: Continuing Education, Art for youth

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 5, 2018 10:59:19 AM

Digital media and interactive entertainment are the most pervasive and popular modes of connection, influence, and communication in today’s world. PCA&D students majoring in digital media receive introductory and advanced training in this integrative and technology-driven field.

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Topics: student art, digital media

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 4, 2018 4:12:00 PM

Stuff You Missed in History Class is a popular podcast under the How Stuff Works umbrella that focuses on historical events. It’s been on the air for several years and has a large following on iTunes and social media.

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Topics: faculty art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 2, 2018 12:01:07 PM

Again this year, in Illustration Studio II, taught by Megan Halsey and Christina Hess, illustration students were assigned a project called the Community Challenge Project.

Each student was charged with finding an online community challenge that focuses on illustrative problem solving and then create a piece that would

  1. fit into their portfolio and
  2. satisfy the requirements of the projects guidelines.
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Topics: PCAD, Art Student

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Mar 1, 2018 9:29:24 AM

Every year for 10 years, non-profits from Central Pennsylvania have brought their needs for professional-quality design materials to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter (AIGA) for the annual Designathon. Every year, PCA&D students, aided by faculty members and PCA&D alumni (and lots of coffee), create brochures, logos, t-shirts, posters, websites and more during a 24 hour period.

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Topics: graphic design, design, community

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 21, 2018 8:38:25 AM

Last semester The Art for Social Good class had an amazing opportunity to work with Pavone, a Harrisburg based advertising and marketing agency and The Pennsylvania Medical Society. The students were tasked to come up with artwork that may be used for promoting PAMED in newspaper/magazine ads, billboards, etc. that fit the following categories: Time, Money, or Autonomy.


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Topics: student art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 20, 2018 3:12:33 PM

PCA&D's five Fine Art seniors, Thomas White, Leah Walt, Seres Hofundur, Samantha Ferrizzi, and Seth Crider,  offered a peak into their Senior Studios as they work on their senior thesis, the culminating project of their BFA degree here at Pennsylvania College of Art & Design. Their works areas varied as they are interesting, and all will be shown to the public at PCA&D's Senior Show and Celebration Friday May 4th.

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Topics: fine art

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 15, 2018 4:50:00 PM

Michael Molla, Vice President Strategic Initiatives at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has been named by the Board of Trustees as the next President of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, according to Robert Brandt, Chair of the PCA&D Board of Trustees. He is expected to take the helm of the College on July 1, 2018, replacing retiring President Mary Colleen Heil.

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Topics: announcment, President

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Feb 9, 2018 10:21:44 AM


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Topics: Art Student, Illustration, student art