Moore College of Art & Design is the first and only women's college for the visual arts in the nation. Founded in 1848, Moore offers ten Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in Fashion Design, Fine Arts (Drawing, Painting & Printmaking, Ceramics, Sculpture & Metals/Jewelry), Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography & Digital Arts and Textile Design, as well as Post Baccalaureate programs in Art Education and Interior Design. These programs, as well as the co-ed Young Artist Workshop, continuing education and certification programs, prepare students to meet the highest standards in the fields of fine arts and design arts, art education and art history.
Moore’s campus is located in Center City Philadelphia, a few minutes walk from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Rodin Museum, Fairmount Park, the Free Library of Philadelphia and other world-renowned locations. A recent campus expansion and renovation has doubled the size of the College and includes more student, alumnae and faculty exhibition space and state-of-the-art Technology Centers.
Thirty-seven percent of the students live on-campus in two residence halls or townhouse apartments. Louise Zimmerman Stahl Residence Hall is connected to the main campus buildings and the on-site dining cafe. Suites house two women with an adjoining bathroom. Sartain Hall has single rooms with community bathrooms and is located one half block from campus. The townhouses include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Students also may live off-site in nearby College-contracted apartments. Health services with a registered nurse are located on-site and a security van provides safe transportation.
Leadership programs include Student Government, Student Mentors, and Residence Life Staff. Fitness is provided by College-purchased memberships to a local gym within walking distance. Students also participate in community service programs, yearbook committee and exhibitions. The CITY AS CAMPUS program makes available free or discounted tickets to entertainment and arts and cultural events in Philadelphia.
There is no sports program at Moore. The fitness program includes student memberships to a nearby, off site gym and fitness center.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
Moore College of Art & Design confers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Art Education, Art History, Curatorial Studies, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography & Digital Arts and Textile Design. The Summer Fine Arts Institute grants 3 college credits to high school juniors/seniors upon completion. Post Baccalaureates are offered in Art Education and Interior Design. The BFA and Summer Fine Arts Institute programs are for women. The Young Artists Workshop offers courses for boys and girls grades 1-12. Certificate programs include Decorative Arts for Interiors, Interior Decorating, Digital Media for Print and Web, and Fashion Technology. Young Artists Workshop and Certificate programs are co-ed. Moore is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Pennsylvania State Council on Education and Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
During the admissions process, students communicate their unique qualities and skills. The portfolio review, interview and campus visit provide a productive exchange between the student and Moore College. Please call in advance to make an appointment for a campus tour and interview.
DIRECTIONS TO MOORE
By Public Transportation (SEPTA)
Subway/Trolley:Take any subway-surface trolley (Green Line) to 19th Street Station. Exiting the station, you will come above ground on 19th and Market Streets. Walk north on 19th Street until you reach Logan Circle (4 blocks). Turn left, passing the Academy of Natural Sciences. Moore will be the next building on the left. Note: Transfers can be made to the Subway-Surface Lines from the Blue Line at 30th, 15th and 13th Street Stations, as well as from the Orange Line at City Hall Station.
Regional Rail/Airport Line:Take the R-1 Airport Train or any other regional rail line to Suburban Station. Follow exit signs for JFK Blvd. Walk west on JFK Blvd to 19th Street. Turn right onto 19th Street. Walk north on 19th until you reach Logan Circle (3 blocks). Turn left, passing the Academy of Natural Sciences. Moore will be the next building on the left.
From New Jersey & New England
Take the New Jersey Turnpike South to Route 73 North (Exit 4). Follow 73 North to Route 38 West. Follow Route 38 West to Route 30 West and continue to and over the Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The bridge takes you directly into Philadelphia. Stay to the left, following signs for 676 West, which travels under the city street level. Take the exit marked “Museum Area” & “Ben Franklin Parkway” (about 1.5 miles, the exit is the next one after the Broad Street Exit). You will have to make a right off of the exit ramp onto a one-way street. Stay to the right and at the first light make a right onto the Ben Franklin Parkway. Travel down the Parkway to 21st Street and make a right onto 21st. Go through one light and make a left at 2nd light onto Race Street. At next light, Moore College will be across the street from you on the left, on the corner of 20th and Race Streets.
From Washington, Philadelphia Airport
Take I-95 North to Philadelphia. Drive past the Philadelphia International Airport and follow signs to I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Following signs for Center City (Central) Philadelphia, exit at 30th Street. At the top of the exit ramp, turn right onto Chestnut Street. Take Chestnut to 20th Street and make a left onto 20th Street. Continue on 20th to Race Street (5 blocks). Moore College will be on the right side of the street at the corner of 20th and Race Streets.
From Allentown and North
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike south (Northeast Extension Route 9) to the main portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276). Continue on I-276 to the Schuylkill Expressway, I-76 East (Exit 24). Take I-76 East toward Center City (Central) Philadelphia and exit at Spring Garden Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left at the light toward the Art Museum. You will merge with the Ben Franklin Parkway. Travel down the Parkway to 21st Street and make a right onto 21st. Go through one light and make a left at the 2nd light onto Race Street. At next light, Moore College will be across the street from you on the left, on the corner of 20th and Race Streets.
From Pittsburgh and West
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276) East to Schuylkill Expressway, I-76 East (Exit 24). Take I-76 East toward Center City (Central) Philadelphia and exit at Spring Garden Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left at the light toward the Art Museum. You will merge with the Ben Franklin Parkway. Travel down the Parkway to 21st street and make a right onto 21st. Go through one light and make a left at 2nd light onto race. At next light, Moore College will be across the street from you on the left on the corner of 20th and Race Streets.