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Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 12, 2017 4:05:03 PM

Pennsylvania College of Art & Design has announced that Patricia Ernst, CPA, Vice President for Finance and Operations, will be retiring on February 24.

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Topics: PCAD, commencement

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 11, 2017 4:37:26 PM

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, art classes

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 11, 2017 2:05:24 PM

Zipeng Zhu's website is a perfect pun: ZZ.IS.IT 

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Topics: PCAD, visiting artist, graphic design

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Jan 4, 2017 2:17:16 PM

“The Quantified Self: The Data Doesn’t Lie”
Laurie Frick, Daily Stress Inventory #7, 2015, Cut leather, laser-etched wood blocks on stretched linen

For PCA&D’s Spring 2017 exhibition series the College focuses on scientific and technologically inspired art work.  The intersection of science and art shown through cutting-edge technology exemplifies our desire to know more about ourselves and our world.  By combining these topics, it is possible to explore and extend the boundaries of human experience and its future capacity.

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Topics: PCAD, Gallery, visiting artist

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 13, 2016 11:25:39 AM

Maurice Caicedo, class of '98,  became interested in animation as a child when he saw Toy Story, and decided then that his career path would include 3D animation.  He didn’t know where to go to school to become involved in motion graphics, but someone told his father, “Send him to art school.”

It was “one of the best decisions I ever made,” said Mo who graduated with an associates degree in illustration from Pennsylvania School of Art & Design, the forerunner to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, in 1998. 

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Topics: PCAD, alumni, vfx, Hey Mister, animation

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Dec 5, 2016 1:39:45 PM


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Topics: PCAD, faculty, the Nutcracker, Illustration, children's books

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 23, 2016 2:45:22 PM

Photo by Sam Interrante

Having a family photo go viral is a long shot, but to Pennsylvania College of Art & Design's Continuing Education instructor Jeff Frandsen, it's all in a day's work. 

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Topics: PCAD, Continuing Education, social media

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 18, 2016 7:10:00 AM

Ariana at PCA&D's Halloween bash

Ariana Pluchinsky, a senior Illustration major from City High School in Pittsburgh, PA, is this week’s featured student ambassador.

Ari enjoys being a Student Ambassador because she gets to be the face of the college’s largest major. She likes to watch new students come to open houses and get really excited about their passion. “That’s the coolest part.”

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Topics: PCAD, Art Student, open house

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 17, 2016 4:04:52 PM

Donate to PCA&D here on Friday November 18!

Tomorrow is the Extra Give!

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Topics: PCAD, ExtraGive

Posted by Kathy Smyser on Nov 15, 2016 4:29:36 PM

Donate to PCA&D here on Friday November 18!

2016 ExtraGive Poster by Becky Blosser

PCA&D has some impressive things planned for the ExtraGive on Friday, November 18th!

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Topics: PCAD, ExtraGive