With the completion of our 2D and Graphic Design Building in Spring 2016, Paducah School of Art and Design (PSAD) is proud to have fully realized its vision for a comprehensive and cutting-edge school of art. PSAD was launched in August of 2008 through the collaborative efforts of the City of Paducah, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC), and other interests from throughout the region.
This final phase of our campus expansion significantly enhances the education programs offered by WKCTC while reinforcing the City’s award winning Artist Relocation Program – established as a means of revitalizing its historic LowerTown neighborhood in March 2000. This highly successful program has infused over thirty million dollars into the local economy while earning Paducah international recognition as a historic cultural destination and enriching the cultural life of the region.
PSAD’s physical expansion has been methodical and incremental through three phases of expansion since January 2013, but its student body grew beyond expectations from the start – serving an expanding cohort of traditional college students through its Associate in Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degree program, along with aspiring artists of all levels from the surrounding region. PSAD also offers an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Visual Communication/Multimedia, as well as a variety of certificates within the program.
PSAD’s new 30,000-square-foot 2D and Graphic Design Building houses our programs in drawing, painting, photography, visual communication, and multimedia. This historic landmark anchors our campus and is adjacent to our 6,700-square-foot Ceramics and Small Metals Building and 7,000-square-foot Sculpture Building. All of PSAD’s programs are supported by state-of-the-art studios and equipment.