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20th and the Parkway
Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 19103-1179

Disability Resource Office

20th and the Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1179
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About Moore College of Art and Design

Moore College of Art and Design, located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a distinguished not-for-profit private university that offers a diverse range of programs in the fields of art, design, and fashion. With over a century of rich history, this institution remains committed to empowering women artists and fostering creativity and innovation.

Established in 1848, Moore College has played a significant role in shaping the art scene in Philadelphia and beyond. It stands as one of the first visual arts colleges for women in the United States, providing an inclusive and supportive environment for aspiring artists. Over the years, it has developed a reputation for excellence in art and design education.

The college offers several undergraduate programs, including Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in disciplines such as Animation & Game Arts, Fashion Design, Illustration, Interior Design, and Photography & Digital Arts, to name just a few. These programs are designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen fields. Faculty members, who are accomplished artists and designers themselves, are dedicated to nurturing the talents of their students and encouraging artistic exploration.

In addition to its rigorous academic curriculum, Moore College prides itself on offering abundant opportunities for students to engage with the arts community in Philadelphia. The college maintains strong connections with the city’s vibrant artistic networks, providing students with access to internships, exhibitions, and collaborations with museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. The surrounding area serves as a constant source of inspiration, with its rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks.

Philadelphia, often referred to as the “City of Brotherly Love,” is renowned for its flourishing arts scene and cultural diversity. The city is home to numerous art museums, such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, which boast extensive collections and host world-class exhibitions. Additionally, Philadelphia’s vibrant street art, music festivals, and theaters provide an immersive cultural experience for both residents and visitors alike.

Furthermore, the city’s rich history, dating back to the colonial era, offers an incredible backdrop for those studying art and design. Historic sites like Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and the vibrant murals of the city’s Mural Arts Program create a unique atmosphere that breathes life into artistic endeavors.

At Moore College, students benefit from small class sizes, allowing for personalized attention and an intimate learning environment. The college believes in promoting the growth of independent thinkers and encourages students to push artistic boundaries while emphasizing the importance of critical thinking and creative problem-solving.

With its commitment to the arts and its location in a thriving artistic hub, Moore College of Art and Design presents an ideal environment for aspiring artists to learn, grow, and hone their craft. The college’s extensive network of alumni, many of whom have achieved great success in their respective fields, serves as a testament to the quality education and support offered by Moore. Through a combination of academic excellence, artistic exploration, and engagement with the surrounding community, Moore College remains a catalyst for the next generation of innovative artists and designers.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations