Be Seen. Be Moore.
WELCOME TO MOORE
That you could be surrounded by people who share your interests and goals, in a nurturing environment that supports you in building a career doing what you love? Well, you've found the right place.
Welcome to Moore College of Art & Design. Our bright, airy and safe campus, located in Philadelphia's cultural district, is the perfect place for you to grow as a creative professional while having the time of your life. We're proud to offer an inclusive and innovative learning and living environment for women, nonbinary and gender-nonconforming artists and designers who want to build creative careers of significant impact in fields that need broader diversity and representation.
100% of Moore students receive some form of financial assistance, in either scholarships, grants or additional awards! That means more time spent focusing on your studies and less time worrying about how to pay for college.
In other words: You're really going to love it here.
Photo: Kat Kendon.
THE WORLD NEEDS MOORE
Moore artists. Moore designers. Moore storytellers. Moore teachers. Moore smiles.
MEET YOUR TEAM
We boast a 7:1 student to faculty ratio, which means tons of personalized attention in the classroom. All Moore faculty members possess an incredible combination of technical skill and real-world expertise. In the past year alone, Moore faculty have had work featured on television shows, won book awards, ventured on art-fueled road trips, designed clothes for celebrities…the list goes on.
Moore faculty will encourage you to strive for excellence while prioritizing creative exploration and self-expression. They’ll be your coaches AND your proud fans as you grow your potential and succeed in achieving your goals.
Our staff are also here to provide you with an individualized experience. You'll get to know everyone from Student Affairs staff to the friendly folks at Sage Dining who make our delicious meals. They might even memorize your order at the Moore Café.
Photo: Steve Weinik.
FIND YOUR PEOPLE
You'll notice our warm and inviting atmosphere as soon as you step foot onto campus. There's a place for everyone here. We value diversity, equity and inclusion, and it's our culture that will make your experience special. Plus, the friends you meet at Moore will be your friends for life.
Some ideas for making the most of your time at Moore? Explore Philadelphia's countless cultural attractions. Join one of the many student clubs focused on diversity, major-specific interests, entertainment and more. Attend events like Late Night Breakfast, eat cake on Sarah Peter Day, and attend a yoga class…taught by Moore’s president, Cathy Young!
And, if you don't already, be prepared to take Halloween VERY seriously. 👻👽🎃
Photo: Claudia Rubio '24.
IT PAYS TO BE CREATIVE
Moore students learn skills that are crucial to landing a great gig after college, thanks to our career-focused curriculum and Locks Career Center. You’ll be trained to get and excel at the job you want.
Did you know that 97% of 2022 Moore grads are already working or enrolled in graduate school just one year after graduation? A whopping 91% are already working in their field of study!* 🏆 PLUS: 100% of Moore students receive a paid internship opportunity, which often leads to a first job offer or a connection that can kick start your career!
After you graduate, you'll join 175 years (!) of trailblazing Moore alumni, including Project Runway winners, Emmy Award–winning costume designers, and Pulitzer Prize–winning photographers. Moore alumni shape new creative fields, make waves as successful entrepreneurs, and change the world. One day, that's going to be you.
Photo: Kia Weatherspoon '10, Interior Design (center), entrepreneur and founder of Determined by Design.
* Percentages based on an 83% survey response rate.
YOU BELONG AT MOORE
Our tagline is "The World Needs Moore," and we say this to underscore the value of our programs and the potential of our graduates. We produce artists, designers, leaders and entrepreneurs that the market not only wants, but desperately needs.
In creative industries that have historically left out underrepresented voices and viewpoints, Moore students and alumni have the opportunity and skills to push those industries forward. That’s what it’s all about—and if that excites you, inspires you and motivates you, then you belong at Moore. It’s as simple as that.
Your voice is powerful. Your voice is needed. The world needs Moore because the world needs you.
Photo: Steve Weinik.