Graduate Admissions

We promised that we would post pictures of the Year-End Show (Y.E.S.) so here they are! We celebrated the end of the year with a barbecue outside under the tent. The Master of Fine Arts students had their own show at the Icebox Project Space in Northern Liberties.

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Now that it's warming up outside here in Philadelphia, we're spending a lot more time outdoors, and the city has a lot to offer its residents and visitors during this warm weather season!

As many of you know, Commencement was held this past Monday. It was lovely! We are so proud of our graduated students and are definitely missing their energy and company on campus. Things are never boring here though, I saw this new campus addition on my lunch break today.

PennDesign's 2017 commencement ceremony is this Monday, May 15th. This day will be bitter sweet for us as we are so excited for our graduate students but will of course miss them! Let's keep our fingers crossed for beautiful weather!

What’s so exciting about this image, you’re asking? Well by 6 pm tomorrow, this space will be plastered with student work for the Year End Show (YES). On top of that, it will be packed with our students and faculty celebrating the end of the year for a special happy hour!

Space Craft: The 2017 PennDesign Year End Show is this Friday at Meyerson Hall from 5:30pm-8:30 pm.

Located less than three feet above sea level, Miami is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise.

We are so very excited that PennDesign's MFA thesis show, Time In Dreams Is Frozen,  is being held locally this year.

Orkan Telhan’s Banana-works

 The Pennsylvania Gazette just published a review of Orkan Telhan's new book, Designature: The Nature of Signatures in Art and Design work.

Jacolby Satterwhite, 'En Plein Air: Music of Objective Romance', 2016 (ongoing work). Animation and HD video, color, sounds, 10 minutes. Courtesy the artist.commissioned by San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

The Institute of Contemporary Art's exhibit Myths of the Marble is currently up and will be on view until August 6th.

This Monday, May 1st at 6:30 pm PennDesign, PennPraxis and Centennial Parkside CDC will be collaborating and hosting 'Envisioning East Parkside: A Big Discussion of Dreams for Libraries and Their Communities'

Well, it may be a quiet day here in Penndesign's admission's office but it is definitely not a quiet day on campus! Today is not only Penn's annual 'Hey Day' but it is also the first day of Penn Relays! Campus is full of people and great energy!